How to Make Marbled Coffee Mugs

2 Materials
20 Minutes

As the weather gets cooler, a great cup of coffee is my fairly constant companion throughout the day.
Looking through my collection of cute, but non-coordinating mugs, I decided an easy mug craft needed to move to the top of my to-do list, so I tried my hand at the DIY mug trend…with nail polish!
Want to learn to make your own marbled DIY mugs? Let’s get started…Materials:

  • Nail Polish
  • Plain White Mugs (Washed and Dried)
  • Disposable Tub
  • Skewer or Toothpick
  • Parchment Paper
The best tips I can give you for marbling with nail polish is 1) use hot water, and, 2) work quickly. The nail polish is going to want to harden pretty quickly upon hitting the surface of the water, and hot water will delay this process a bit.
Fill your tub (use one that you don’t mind throwing away afterwards) with hot water, and carefully drip your nail polish onto the surface of the water. Pour as close to the surface as you can, as this will keep the nail polish from sinking down into your water.
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