DIY Marbled Mugs with Nail Polish

I love this DIY Marbled Mugs with Nail Polish Project. A holiday weekend is perfect for DIYing! Especially if your best friend of 13 years is in town! We both love to craft {and save money} so we picked up mugs at the Dollar Tree, for our project, and even found cute ones with a gold stripe at the top. I’ve seen this idea floating around pinterest for a while so we decided it was time to give it a try! House of Hipsters has a great tutorial that we followed, but Karisa added her own fun twist! Can you say pinterest success?

DIY Marbled Mugs #myfairolinda

DIY Marble Mugs #myfairolinda

Materials Needed to make these DIY Marbled Mugs with Nail Polish:

Nail polish (avoid using a fast or express dry), container, parchment paper, mugs, skewers, and alphabet stickers.

DIY Marble Mugs #myfairolinda

First of all, let me say this idea is genius! It’s a little tricky at first so practicing on a couple plastic cups first might help you get the hang of it.

Step one: Place your alphabet stickers on your mugs. Karisa had specific people in mind to give these as gifts to so she put each friend’s name on their mug.

DIY Marble Mugs #myfairolinda

Step two: Fill your container with very warm to hot water. Use a container that you don’t care about. We used aluminum pans from the Dollar Tree.

Step three: Pour a small amount of nail polish into your container. I swirled the polish in a circle as I poured.

Step four: Quickly swirl your polish around with your skewer for the marble pattern, if necessary. Each polish is different so we found that this step was not always needed if the polish swirled nicely on its own.

Step five: Dip your mug in and then out. The polish has a clear base that creates a film across the top of the water. It works well to dip on one side and then roll to the other and then pull out.

Step six: Let your mugs dry overnight on your parchment paper.

DIY Marble Mugs #myfairolinda


DIY Marble Mugs #myfairolinda

DIY Marble Mugs #myfairolinda

DIY Marble Mugs #myfairolinda

I’m so happy with how my DIY Marbled Mugs turned out! Who knew crafting with nail polish could be so much fun?! How cool would bowls look? Now that I’ve got the hang of this I  think I need to make a few more!

Happy DIYing!

DIY Nail Polish Marble Mugs

xoxo Naomi