VIDEO DIY: How to create a marble laptop cover

A while ago we extended our love of marble to our Mac laptops. So many people have commented on them and asked where they can buy the cover that we decided to share a tutorial about how to make your own.

You can buy marble decals for your laptop online but most of the reviews aren’t great, with people saying it’s just a sheet of contact that doesn’t even have the Apple symbol cut out.

Today we’re going to show you how easy it is to do it yourself — we even created a step-by-step video — and for a fraction of the cost!

DIY Marble Mac

Items you will need:

  • Marble contact (we bought ours from Amazon here)
  • X-acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Plastic card to help apply contact
  • Hair dryer (optional)


Check out this short video for easy step-by-step instructions!

1. Cut a piece of contact large enough to cover the face of your Mac with a 2cm allowance around all 4 edges.

2. Carefully apply the contact, starting at one edge and using your plastic card as you go to push out any air bubbles.

3. Use your scissors to cut the contact down to size. For smoothest results, rest the scissors against the edge of your laptop and do a gliding cut.

4. To cut out the Apple symbol, use your X-acto knife to delicately cut around the shape. It easiest if the laptop is on and open so you can see the light shine through.


– Be sure to clean the surface of your Mac well before applying the contact, a microfibre cloth is great for this.
– Use a hair dryer on heat to firmly press down the contact around the edges for best results.

We love the look of our personalised Macs and even after months of use, it still looks as great today as the day we did it.

Got any questions about this DIY or just want to comment on the look of it? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

DIY Marble laptop cover

Close up of marble Macbook Air cover

Marble laptop cover


    • Thanks Tobi! And with the type of contact we used it’s super easy to remove, it just peels off with no residue on your laptop 🙂


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