DIY Marbled Mugs with Nail Polish: Best Last Minute Gift Idea

DIY Gifts is always my favorite. Make the prettiest DIY marble mugs using nail polish! Get the tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion. This could be a  great last moment mother’s day gift Idea. Every mom will be happy if she got this type of gift from her child.

DIY Marbled Mugs with Nail Polish

I am SO excited to share this project with you, DIY OnlineLivingBlog Friends! I have been seeing the marbling trend all over Pinterest lately and finallysuccumbed to e-peer pressure and tried it out for myself over theweekend. The bestthing about this project is it only costs a couple of dollars to makeand even less time to finish. I found my mugs for $.79 each at Goodwilland used nail polish I already had at home which means I was able tomake 6 mugs for less than $5! (If you wish you could buy mugs from here, various design and color to choose) It’s a steal with a BIG payoff. Plus, I’mobsessed with the outcome. Here’s how you make them.

DIY Marbled Mugs with Nail Polish
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Supplies You Need:

  • Mugs
  • Nail Polish (stay away from quick dry!) (You can buy Nail Polish from here, If you really needs to have new one)
  • Toothpicks
  • Container (This will get ruined so make sure it’s old or disposable.)


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Step 1. Fill your container halfway with hot water. The hotter the better! Once the nail polish touches the water it is going to want to set andheat will slow the process.
Step 2. With the nail polish bottle very close to the surface of thewater, pour a drop or two of polish into the water. (Keeping the bottleclose to the water’s surface with help the polish stay on top of thewater. If you hold the bottle higher the drops will come down with morespeed and sink. It’s science, or something.)

Step 3. Quickly use your toothpick to swirl the polish around in the water.

Step 4. Dip your mug in the water! The process is soooo fast once the polish touches the water so you’ll want to move quick!

Step 5. Place the mug on a paper towel to dry and you’re done!

DIY Mother's Day Gifts
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Just like that you’ve got some one of a kind mugs! A couple of things to note, these are not dishwasher or microwave safe so you’ll want to wash them by hand, and you know, not microwave them. Also, when dipping, it’s best to only dip them on the mug below where your lip line, for your health and all that.  

DIY Mother's Day Gifts

DIY Mother's Day Gifts made with mug and nail polish
DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m obsessed with thinking about all of the things I can marble and all of the color combinations I could make them with. This project is such a piece of cake you’d be nuts not to give it a try.

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