Easy DIY Marbled Ceramics

Hi Hi! I’m back with another DIY project that is perfect timing for those who may have forgotten all about that pesky commercial holiday that’s coming up, tomorrow.

I put together these adorable matching mugs, great gifts for partners, friends or family members, in a matter of 10 minutes.

The best part? If you enjoy painting your nails, you probably already have the two main ingredients at home.

What You’ll Need:Β 

  • Nail Polish in colours of your choice
  • A plastic bowl large enough to partially submerge your ceramics
  • toothpick or plastic spoon
  • paper towel
  • DecoArt Dishwasher Safe Decoupage


  1. Fill a plastic bowl/dish with water.
  2. Place 5-10 droplets of each colour of nail polish onto the surface of the water. It should float on top.
  3. Using a spoon or toothpick, swirl colours into a pattern of your choosing.
  4. Dip entire ceramic mug, or partially dip the mug, in a rolling motion across the top of the water.
  5. Remove mug from water.
  6. Pat, do not rub, dry with paper towel if there are clumps of nail polish.
  7. Coat with a dishwasher safe decoupage.
  8. Note, you could use water/tea in the mugs, but I won’t guarantee how safe it is. However, you can wash them in the dishwasher without issues if you seal them with decoupage!

  • Ashley Mason

    Those mugs are adorable!

    • Victoria Stacey

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I’m really happy with them!

  • Anna Hubbard

    Those mugs are so cute! I love the way DIY marble turns out!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    • Victoria Stacey

      Agreed! So cute πŸ™‚

  • These are so cute! I love marble.

    • Victoria Stacey

      Thanks! They are super easy too πŸ™‚

  • What a fun idea! Marble is so cool because you never really know how it’ll turn out, but no matter what it always turns out beautifully.
    Katie | http://www.millennialonthemove.com

    • Victoria Stacey

      I agree – I love it πŸ™‚

  • What a wonderful idea I love crafts like this. The marbling is super cool.

    • Victoria Stacey

      And you could do so many things!

  • These are SO cool!! I want to make them now haha

    • Victoria Stacey

      Do it! Let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚

  • So cool! Looove marble.


    • Victoria Stacey

      Agreed! It’s so pretty!

  • Omg these are so cool! I love everything marble!

    • Victoria Stacey

      SAMEEEEE – give it a shot and let me know!

  • Jamie

    These mugs are so pretty! Would make such a great gift!

    • Victoria Stacey

      I totally agree – can’t wait to give a few of them!

  • These look so fun to make. I love creative diys!

    • Victoria Stacey

      They were! You can get really creative and abstract!

  • These are SO COOL – they’d be perfect for cool party favors or group giftables to your girl squad!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Victoria Stacey

      They definitely would!

  • Victoria Stacey

    Do it! It’s super easy – you only need an half hour or so!

  • Crissie Woolard

    These are adorable. This would be awesome to make his Christmas gifts. Thanks for the ideas