DIY | Marble Design on Glass


DIY 9Morning! Today I will be creating these gorgeous glasses with a marble effect one them, stunning, right? I was on Tumblr the other day and saw these. Aren’t they amazing?! Now, the only problem is, I’m not much of a nail art person, purely for the fact that I don’t have time to sit down and paint nails, but I adored the look of the marble.

Later, I began thinking of items which i could use as a substitute, whilst pretentiously drinking out of my clear glass. Ting! I had an idea, water marble effect on glass! Here’s how to do it!

  • Clear glass or mug. (You could also use a plain white glass or mug)
  • A blow filled half way with water at a little lower than room temperature.
  • Nail polish. (Better quality nail varnishes work best as they spread out better)
  • Toothpicks
  • Hairspray


Here’s how to do it:

Grab your nail polishes and place the brush about an inch of the surface of the water. Let it drop. The further from the water it is, the likelihood that the paint will sink to the bottom (Science!) Repeat this step with as many colours as you would like. I chose baby blue, teal, purple and periwinkle blue!

DIY 1DIY 4DIY 6Now, gently swirl around your paints on the surface of the water to create a wishy-washy swirl marbled effect. This should be done as soon as you’ve finished with your paints so they don’t dry up!


Then grab your glass or mug or item of choice and slowly dip it into the water with the paints. If you would like, you could repeat the nail polish step so there is a water marble effect all around your glass, if not, just marble a section of your mug. Now spray hairspray or any sealing spray so they don’t wash off.

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And voila, your water marble inspired glass or mug is done! These would look really cool on candle holders or white plates!

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Tip: Hand wash these items as the force from a washing machine is too strong for the paints to stay on.


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