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DIY Marbled Glassware Using Nail Polish

I fell in love with this idea on Pinterest a bit ago,followed the link to this site and knew I HAD to try this! DIY Marbled Glassware Using Nail Polish was much easier than I expected! It’s like a little science experiment right in your kitchen. A smelly one, but easy.

DIY Marbled Glassware Using Nail Polish

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Since I never paint my nails, I don’t own any nail polish. GASP!

I stopped by the dollar store knowing they would have a ton of nail polish in a variety of colors. I grabbed a few in colors I thought would look cool together as well as a couple of glass tumblers to try it on.

Once home, I gathered all my supplies and got busy.

Marbled Glassware Supplies

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  • Nail Polish in a variety of colors
  • Painters Tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Plastic container
  • Water
  • Paper towels

 

How to Make Marbled Glassware

 

 

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1. Wrap your glass with painters tape. I wanted my polish up the sides a bit, instead of just the bottom.

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2. Fill your plastic container half way with water and pour in each polish separately on top of the last color.

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3. Using your toothpick to pull the colors into each other for a marbled look.

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4. Dip your glass into the water, but not so far that the water would be over the taped line. Now watch the magic happen. This is where the science project comes in. You’ll suddenly see the polish suck towards the glass adhering it’s self. Gently lift the glass up allowing excess water to drip off. (DO NOT wipe the water off.)

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5. Place glass, top down on a few paper towels (I used paper towels in an old cookie sheet just to make sure I didn’t get polish on my counter tops) Allow to dry for a few hours.

6. Touch up using polish remover and finish them off by brushing a clear coat of polish over them. I’m actually thinking of doing a polyurethane.  I’ll let you know how it goes, but I’m thinking it would hold up better for dish washing and such.

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Aren’t they beautiful?  I can’t wait to try other items like a vase.

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 Just in case you’re move visual here’s a photo tutorial for you to pin. Click HERE to Pin.

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Kim

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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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Comments

  1. says

    I tried this the first time, polish came out so slow that I thought I’d heat it up a little in microwave…NO…..seperated out the ingredients of the polish ! Then I tried it your way, except polish did not melt on the bottom of my glass and it also bubbled up ! what did I do wrong? I wiped off the polish with nail polish remover to start all over..after I receive your tips. Thank you Nancy

    • says

      Hi Nancy,
      I’ve added a video from when I did this on our local morning show. I hope this helps. After pooling the nailpolish in the water….don’t dip your glass so low that it hits the bottom. Not sure if you did that, but the TV host did and that didn’t work so well.
      Good luck.