Decorate an unused piece of ceramics or something you pick up at the store into a decorative piece quickly and easily. All you need is something to marble, nail polish, and a disposable container large enough to submerse your item(s), and you’ll be doing some magic marbling!
- Nail polish
- Disposable container
We used coffee cups from Dollar Tree to make gifts.
I put newspaper on my counter as I had a five year old helper.
Next put enough water in the container to submerse the item(s) you wish to marble. Pour in nail polish and stir to form the pattern you wish. Use a straw or skewer to stir so you can throw them away. Inexpensive polish works well. Old polish that is beginning to dry does not spread well, so invest some new ones.
Stir nail polish into water
Dip the item(s) into the water and rotate to get the desired effect.
Dip your items in the water and nail polish mixture.
Place on newspaper to dry.
Your marbled items can be gifts as ours were. Or you can make some to decorate your home. Try it! It is fun!
Silver polish on white cup.
Silver, pink and purple sparkles!
This project can be done with children, as I did here, or you can create a piece that is a bit more refined as an adult. It is quick, fun, and easy!
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