Nail Polish Marbling

Nail Polish Marbling

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This is sooo cool!! Have you seen this before? I saw something like this on Pinterest and thought it looked like a fun craft to do.

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So, here's the background to the story. I'm trying to 'springify' my house a bit. Simple, uncluttered, fresh and clean looking. Here's the entry area. Yeah...It's almost too bare, but I'm not done yet.

I love the bright flowers, (even if they are fake), but the vase, not so much.

Boring front entry

Plus you can see all of the ugly stems. Yes, they're fake, but let's not advertise that they are!

Well, that's about to change! First, I spray painted the vase white. I used my favorite spray paint Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2X in Blossom White. Seriously it is the best spray paint!! 

It's still pretty cold in my neck of the woods, so it's not really warm enough to spray paint, but I just ran outside spray painted and ran back inside for it to dry. It worked. 😍

To do the nail polish marbling, you'll need a large bucket filled about half way with water.

Nail polish, bucket and toothpicks for marbling

Put a few drops of each nail polish color in the water. It was trial and error. Some polish spread quickly, some just blobbed. I was surprised how differently the nail polishes reacted to the water.

If I didn't like the way the colors went together, I just "scooped" it with a toothpick and started over. You need to work a bit fast. After you drop in the nail polish, then you just dip the vase in the water and it magically sticks to the vase. Cool, right?!

I just love the detail, it looks like soft flower petals. Plus it was a lot of fun! Can you think of all the possibilities?!

Nail Polish Marbling details

After I dipped it I set it upside down and let it dry. I then spray painted a clear coat on it, to seal it.

Now, that's a better start to decorating! A little more styling and we'll be ready for spring! 

Nail Polish Marbling Vase

Blessings!
Lori

Nail Polish Marbling 2015 photo

10 comments

  1. This is stunning! And it looks so easy! Thank for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Mandee! It really was easy! So glad you stopped by!

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  2. This is super cool and I love the results. Did you do some freehand detail or is that just the results of the dip. Love it! pinning, Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy... It was just how it came out when I dipped it. Pretty cool! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  3. Oooooh Love this. No I hadn't seen it before but fantastic idea and wonderful up cycle of a cheap vase to something special.

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    1. I know, right!? I have so many vases and glass stuff that can have new life! Thanks for stopping by, Leanne!

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  4. What was the temperature of your water?

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    1. Pretty sure is was just cold tap water. Hope yours turns out beautiful!

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