Learn to marble with nail polish! This is a beautiful way to turn a vase into a handmade gift. And it’s so easy! We’ll show you how.
Watch the video we made to see how fast and easy it is to marble with nail polish. Then take a stab at it yourself!
How To Marble With Nail Polish
Materials & Tools
Ceramic vase, white (So the marbled colors show.)
Disposable plastic container (You need this to be deep enough to dip half your vase.)
Nail polish, various colors and gold
Wooden craft sticks
1. Fill The Tub With Water
Fill a plastic tub with tap water. You want to be able to dip the vase into the water without touching the bottom of the tub.
2. Do A Test Run
We did a few test runs to get a feel for how much paint to drip, how much to swirl, and how fast to work. To start, drizzle one color of nail polish onto the water.
Next drizzle a second color.
Then drizzle a little gold. We limited our colors to three at a time so the colors wouldn’t look muddy.
3. Swirl The Paint
Using a toothpick, make swirling motions in the paint two or three times. You don’t want to mix the colors together too much. Just drag the colors by each other to get a marble look.
4. Test With A Craft Stick
Test the colors by dipping a craft stick into the tub. Try dipping straight in and straight out. This worked best for us.
5. Clean The Water
To clean the water before your next set of colors, drag a paper towel through the water. It will pick up any unused colors floating on the surface.
6. Drizzle Paints On Water
After you have done a test run or two, you are ready to marble the vase. Drizzle the colors one by one onto the water surface.
7. Swirl With A Toothpick
Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together.
8. Dip Your Vase
Hold the vase by the top lip and dunk it into the water. Be careful not to touch the bottom of the tub.
Pull the vase straight out. Turn upside down to dry.
We love to marble with nail polish! Have you ever tried this? Did you use nail polish? If you have any tips or tricks to share, leave us a comment!
Jennifer & Kitty