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Marble Dipped Mugs [906]

If you look in your kitchen cabinets, there’s a chance you’ll find those plain white mugs that are just too boring to use. Lucky for you, we have an idea on how to give them a little refresh!
Using this simple marbling technique, you can transform your plain white or yellow mugs into pretty pieces that will definitely be the center of attention during your next dinner party. Let’s see how it’s done!

What you’ll need:

  • Mug
  • Paper towel
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Spoon
  • Old or disposable container you do’t mind ruining
  • Glass
  • Water


1. To start out, get all of your nail polishes and other objects lined up in advance because this is a quick process. We recommend testing and trying out a few different colors and brands of nail polish to determine which ones work best.

2. Fill a disposable container with water and add the nail polish to see how it’s going to react on the surface of the water.

Use slightly warm water to fill the disposable container. If you’re planning on painting only the bottom half of the mug (like shown in the pictures), don’t fill the container too full. Then, add your nail polish. Pour it onto the surface of the water very carefully. Hold the nail polish bottle close to the water, so it distributes evenly. Note: if you keep the nail polish bottle too far from the surface of the water, there’s a risk that it will not mix well and ruin the design of the mug.

Now let’s begin marbling! Take the mug and gently dip it into the nail polish water. Swirl it from one side to another to pick up the paint. This is the hardest part of the whole process and may require some practice.

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