Terrazzo is a confetti-style design created by combining broken bits of marble, colored glass, quartz, or porcelain with poured concrete. Once it sets, you sand your creation to expose the colored and broken bits, resulting in a beautiful work of art. Here are a few great craft ideas to explore terrazzo for yourself.
A hip new coaster set adds a designer touch to any home. Purchase a DIY kit from The Concrete Everything Store and choose your colors and shapes. Some of the molds have a lip and can double as a ring tray or trinket collector. The molds are also reusable, so you can make more for gifts.
A great way to upcycle an old piece of furniture is to give it a terrazzo top. Turn it into an accent piece, side table, plant stand, or dresser (think big!). This Martha Stewart article can walk you through how to do it yourself – just remember, you can choose your own colored glass or material for the confetti.
You can make earrings, pendant necklaces, and more by substituting clay for the concrete. Here is a quick and easy way to make fabulous terrazzo-style earrings from polymer clay.
Sub soap for the clay and add a little food coloring, and you can make some epically cute and super functional soap. Looking for a colorful DIY guide? Check out this one from Fall For DIY. Want something a little more natural? Here's a guide that uses goat milk, clear soap, essential oils, and charcoal. Get crafting, and create some good-looking, great-smelling display soaps.
Want to make your own fun? Read more cool ideas at the Olympus Sierra Pines blog.