Are these the cutest little salt & pepper shakers, ever? I picked these babies up at the dollar store. Oooooh yeah, I did. But — they aren’t without a little upgrade. Have you noticed the whole marbling craze happening all over Pinterest? Well, I hopped on board that train! My first Marbling DIY project — these little, spice-popping pretties.
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The Kiddo even got in on the act with the marbling too, and actually, these were her choice during our trip to our fave discount shop. I chose to have a little fun with plain white square tiles from the HFH Restore, to make into drink coasters. It was a whole buck-fifty investment for my coaster project. (See my YouTube video, next! Eek!)
Not too shabby, right? So, what supplies do you need if you want to marbleize? Not much…
- A project to marbleize (tiles, S&P shakers, mug, whatever…)
- Nail polish (don’t want to waste your favourite shade? I got a bunch of colours at the dollar store for a buck or two each!)
- Water (in a large tub is best)
*Optional: clear sealer (if you’re worried about wear and tear).
Okay, so we’ve looked at a couple of cute finished projects. But, how did we get here? The steps are so simple, y’all! Take a peek at these 5 easy steps…
Step One: Fill your tub with water.
Step Two: Sink a few drops of various colours of nail polish into the tub of water.
Step Three: Drag a toothpick around, to mix (and marbleize) your colours a little. (Do this quickly, as the nail polish starts to get a little gummy, quite fast).
Step Four: Immerse your project item, into the water. I liked using a bit of a dragging motion into, and then out of the water.
Step Five: Set your project aside to dry. Once dry, you can add an optional coat of clear sealer.
Another dollar store find? A simple, reusable, drink cup. I plan on washing this by hand, I don’t think this nail polish marbling technique will stand up to the mighty dishwasher.
Have you jumped on the marbling bandwagon? The possibilities are really endless, and it’s good, (mostly) clean, fun. The Kiddo thought it was pretty cool too. My only side note, is it can get a bit smelly with all that polish, so you might want to crack a window. Hope this has inspired you to dig out those old polishes and put them to good use!