Easy Painted Marble Vase DIY

2 Materials
30 Minutes

Upcycle those old plastic bits in your kitchen into fantastic new decor with my Easy Painted Marble Vase DIY:

You just may have everything you need in your house right now so let’s get making!

Snag your victim as well as a large plastic container that you don't have to reuse for anything else and a couple of old nail polish colours that you have lurking in your stash. (leftover oil-based paints work well too!)

Fill the container halfway with clean water.

Pour, swirl and drip some of the nail polish colours on the top of the water. The polish/paint should float if it's oil-based and you can get a good idea of what your "marble" will eventually look like.

Slowly dip your item through the polish and into the water.

Pull it out and admire your lovely now marbled décor!

Allow to dry completely and display!

This technique also works fabulously on glass and ceramic (but is not dishwasher safe).

Create your own set of delightful dino jars with my quick tutorial:

Grab all of my tutorials for the nest right over here.

Resources for this project:
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Confessions of a Refashionista
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  1 question
  • DJ230774253 DJ230774253 on Mar 08, 2022

    This looks great. can this be done on glass items?

Join the conversation
 1 comment