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DIY Marbling with Nail Polish

Colorful Design, Quick Crafts

overview

this project is super quick, super simple, and packs a super-sized punch of color! basic ceramic dishes work perfectly. find some at the dollar store or thrift and up-cycle! the nail polish colors are key. 

10 minutes

maker checklist

  • white ceramic dishes
  • nail polishes in bright colors
  • a large glass bowl
  • rubbing alcohol to spritz
  • a stack of paper towels

instructions

1

fill a large bowl with water, leaving space at the top.

2

drizzle nail polish on the surface of the water. use a variety of colors.

tip!

pour directly from the nail polish bottle rather than using the brush

3

dip your ceramic dish slowly into the bowl. watch the colors collect on the surface.

4

lift the dish from the water and set on a paper towel

5

spritz the surface with rubbing alcohol to eliminate air bubbles.

tip!

don’t pat the droplets with a paper towel. the polish will smudge!