I love a good tablescape, especially anything that involves marble to give it a classic modern twist. These faux marble place card holders are easy to make and so versatile. You can use them for many gatherings to come!


Parchment Paper

1 package White Polymer Clay (makes about 6 holders)

1 package Dark Gray Polymer Clay

Clear glaze spray



2-inch Cookie cutter (clay and fondant cutters are great for this project)

Clay cutting tool or knife

  1. Cover your work surface with parchment paper.
  2. Warm the white clay with your hands to make it pliable.
  3. Add in small bits of gray to the white clay to achieve marbled effect. Avoid overworking the clay (you’ll just end up with a light gray clay).
  4. Separate the clay evenly into little balls, based on how many card holders you desire.
  5. Flatten the balls evenly with the palm of your hand. Press cookie cutter into the flattened clay and gently remove. Smooth any blemishes with your finger (this is easier if you moisten your finger).
  6. Let the clay cool and slightly harden for 10-15 minutes. This will allow for a clean line when you make a slit for the place card. Use a cutting tool or knife for that.
  7. Place parchment on a baking sheet and bake at 275° for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Cool completely; then spray with clear glaze to seal the clay and give a stone-like finish.
  9. Insert place cards in slots and you’re ready to decorate!