DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

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So, I admit it. I am obsessed with paint pour marbling. But from your response to my marble planter and marble vase, you are too! I knew there was a reason I loved you guys! But did you know that you can also use the same technique to create DIY marbled dinner plates?! Yep! All you need is an oven curing acrylic paint and a few clear glass plates. While the process is a little messy, the resulting marbled plates are well worth it.

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

See? Gorgeous!

Materials to make DIY marbled dinner plates:

-Glass plates (these are $1 ones from Ikea)
Multi Surface Acrylic craft paint that can oven cure (look at the back of the bottle to make sure it says how to cure the paint)
-Plastic cups
-Popsicle sticks
-Plastic wrap or other material to protect your work surface

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

Begin by adding a large half dollar sized amount of each color of paint into a plastic cup. Then add a few drops of water to thin out the paint. You will want to add the water in a 2 parts paint to 1 part water ratio. Mix with the popsicle sticks and then layer the colors into a fresh plastic cup.

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

Once layered, simply pour the mixture out over an upside down glass plate on your protected word surface and then pick up the plate and tip it to distribute the paint around the plate. Be sure to move slowly and in a circle motion while tipping your plate to create the best swirling marble pattern.

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

Once covered with paint, place your plate on your work surface and let any extra paint run off and the paint on the plate dry overnight. You can now repeat the process with other colors and plates.

Once the paint has full dried, gently wash off any paint that became stuck to the top of the plate and around the rim by hand washing it be careful not to scrub the paint on the back of the plate as it hasn’t cured yet. Once clean, gently dry your plate and then place in a cool oven and heat to 300F. Let bake for 30 minutes and then turn off the oven and let the plates cool inside the oven. Once cool your plates are ready to use. These DIY marbled dinner plates are hand wash only, but thats a small price to pay for such beauty don’t you think?!

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

DIY Marbled Dinner Plates

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  1. Madeline

    February 28th, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Could you use dish washer safe modgepodge after the paint is cured, so you could put it in the dish washer?


    March 2nd, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    You could try it. The issue isn’t with the paint being exposed in the dishwasher, but more the paint peeling away from the glass under high heat. But I haven’t tried it, so I would give it a try and see how it holds up!

  3. Marsha L

    February 28th, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful! How did you do the gold rim?


    March 2nd, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I used used the same oven cured acrylic paint but in a metallic gold to paint on a gold rim before baking it in the oven.

  5. Ruthie

    March 1st, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    These are gorgeous!! I think I’m going to have to make an entire set of these!!! Love them!


    March 2nd, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Oh yay! I can’t wait to see how yours turn out!

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  9. Danielle

    April 19th, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Microwave safe?


    April 19th, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I wouldn’t microwave them.

  11. Vanda

    May 11th, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Absolutely love this! There are so many mediums in the market these days to explore and make beautiful pieces 🙂 Thanks for sharing. What acrylic paint did you use? I am new to oven cure acrylic paints.


    May 12th, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Any multi surface acrylic paint should work.

  13. tiffany

    August 23rd, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Are we supposed to paint the bottom of the plates or the top? and is it safe to paint the top where you eat off of?


    August 23rd, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    You will want to paint the under side so that the top remains plain food safe glass with no paint on it. I would not paint the top as the paint could come off on your food and that would not be good!

  15. Emily

    November 29th, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Hi what colours did you use for the blue one?

  16. Emily Chung

    November 30th, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Do you need to use a certain plate for it to work or can you use any type of plate?


    December 12th, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    You need a clear glass plate.

  18. Maria

    December 4th, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Can you do this using a glass bowl?


    December 6th, 2019 at 8:36 am


  20. Alexis Pell

    January 1st, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    We just did the plates. They looked beautiful while still upside down, but as we looked to see how they looked right side up, they were so ugly! Lol maybe we added too much water to the paint? The marble pattern didn’t show through to the other side.


    January 9th, 2020 at 8:38 am

    I am so sorry they didn’t turn out! Maybe your layers of paint where too large. Small layers on paint in the cup work best to give a good marble look. You can also try pre mixing the paint in the cup just a bit. Just take a popsicle stick and give it a quick back and forth zig zag. That should help the paint that comes out first (the paint that shows through on the front of the plate) is marbled.

  22. Eme

    April 23rd, 2020 at 11:14 am


  23. Amber

    January 9th, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Hello! I did my plates and they’re drying. Do I use a gloss finish some how ? Before or after I cure it?
    Also should I mix a gloss finish with my paint? Because I can’t make it look glossy since I can’t put it on the front side of the plate.
    Thank you !!


    January 22nd, 2021 at 9:38 am

    You can always paint over the back of the plate over the paint with Gloss Mod Podge.



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