**Video: DIY Nail Polish Marble Mugs

I don’t often scroll thru Pinterest anymore because of all the ads, but I did the other day and saw nail polish art and was blown away by all the things you can do with nail polish! I infused my love of coffee with what I saw and created these mugs. My little daughter saw them and asked if she could “scribble” on her small teacups as well…. We had a blast. Take a look at the video. You can watch it here on my youtube channel in HD.

You can watch the video here on the blog or over on my youtube channel by clicking HERE.

What you’ll need:

  • Nail Polish (I got mine from Target 3 for $5.01).
  • Hot Water
  • Disposable Tupperware deep enough to dip your mug
  • Toothpick
  • Fingernail Polish Remover (for clean up)
  • Sealer (I used Matte Mod Podge)
  • Coffee Mugs


  • Work quickly as the nailpolish dries fast
  • Don’t dip to close to the top of the mug as you don’t want to put your mouth where the polish or sealer is. You also want to be careful so it doesn’t get inside your mug too!  Just dip down into the water and lift straight up.
  • Use disposable tupperware as it will get stained with nail polish.
  • Keep Fingernail polish remover nearby to remove any smudges off your mug.
  • Use latex gloves (I didn’t and wish I did, lol).
  • Use very warm water.
  • Mix colors or use single colors. Totally up to you! 🙂
  • Handwash mugs only.

Some close ups:


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  1. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    These turned out GORGEOUS! I hope you share them in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group!

  2. So beautiful! I think I like the ones with more white space better (surprise!) and it sounds like that’s ok. You’re so clever! Thanks for all the tips! Merry Christmas!

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    These are beautiful! They’d make great gifts!

  4. janellegr says:

    Oh yeah, baby. Psychedelic mugs. ..right on! I love the blue and purple one. I think it’s because it’s more coverage and that seems more familiar with manufactured designs. ☺ I know design is supposed to be individual, but with homeware I prefer tried and true. Hope you have a great Christmas and a fabulous new year.

  5. That’s a great idea !

  6. Teri S. says:

    What a brilliant idea! You made it look so easy too. Thanks for the video! Happy New Year Laurel!

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