How to marble with nail polish…so easy! These coasters got a brand new look simply in about 2 minutes time!
Hello sweet friends!
I am being crafty again today. Gosh, it’s been fun to get my crafty on lately. I think I need to do it more often.
And it was one of those times that I didn’t even plan it!
I have been looking for these pretty blue/pink/watercolor-ish coasters that I bought for our condo from The Cottage Shop…before we even bought it.
I can not find them anywhere.
I have looked multiple times to no avail. Bummer.
So, I got on Amazon and thought I’d just buy some more…and found these >>> beautiful blue and sparkly marbled looking ones.
Aren’t they pretty?
I put them in my cart and waited as I had a few other things I needed to get also. In the meantime, I remembered that I had some coasters I bought a few years ago to get crafty with. I had planned to write cute short quotes on them but never did.
You can actually see them here in my storage box from when I shared my “mid-century-modern colorful office“.
Just sitting there waiting on me to make ’em pretty.
I thought about using craft paint to do it but then decided nail polish might have better longevity against water, etc.
So, are you ready to see how ridiculously simple this was?
How To Marble with Nail Polish
I have a paint obsession…but I also have a nail polish obsession! haha
I have every color in the rainbow but rarely paint my nails all the fun colors these days. (I got stuck on varying shades of white and pink whites and that’s all I’ve been using lately…boring! lol)
Anyway, I obviously had any and all the colors I needed for this project. So I grabbed a few shades of aqua/teal, a pink, and some sparklies so I could sort of recreate the ones I found on Amazon. Theirs did not have pink but I wanted to add it since I do have some pink in the rug and pillows at the beach.
Now, are you ready?
I grabbed an old glass bowl (I don’t use this one in the kitchen) filled it with lukewarm water and started by adding drops to the water.
I knew that was not going to be enough so I then started pouring it in swirls/lines making sure to do it slowly so it wouldn’t sink to the bottom.
It spreads as it hits the water so don’t worry about that.
Next, I took a pencil and gently swirled the paint to make a “marble look”.
Then I dipped the coaster into the water. Well, sort of parallel to the top of the water.
And when I pulled it out, this is what it looked like!! Oh my gosh! I had no idea what to expect and wow, how beautiful is that?
If you look closely, you can see that exact swirl pattern that I picked up on this coaster above, in the water bowl photo above that.
That is the coolest thing ever!
I repeated that process and did the remaining 3. Isn’t it wild how different they all look?
I left them to dry on paper plates.
I decided not to seal them because they are made of absorbent material and I didn’t want to completely seal them up since they are coasters.
And I didn’t really feel the need to since it’s nail polish.
I can’t wait to take these to the beach house.
AND I can’t wait to marble all the things! haha
The possibilities are endless colorwise.
And I suppose even pattern-wise. You can create whatever you like, then dip and done!
I just seriously can not get over how easy this one. And how beautiful they turned out.
It literally took me about 2 minutes to do them all.
And can we talk about these sparkles?
Oh my, so glad I decided to add the sparkle polish.
They really stole the show.
Think you’ll give this a try? (if you haven’t already…where have I been that I haven’t??)
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I hope you enjoyed my crafty craft today. It was so much fun.
And I really do want to marble all the things now. Hmmm…what else can I do this on? I’m on a mission! ha!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!