Marbled Cups -DIY
I love colorful mugs and tea cups. Recently I saw this MARBLE CUP technique using nail colors; and I had to try my hands on it.. and trust me, it’s so addictive that I marbled 3 cups and few balloons too.. and I still want to color more..
It is very easy to design your own coffee mug with just few easily available items and the best part is NO TWO MUGS LOOK ALIKE!
- Ceramic mugs (white or any plain color)
- Nail colors (local cheaper ones will do)
- Warm water
- Disposable pan/box (aluminium/plastic) – it will be ruined after use
- Toothpicks or disposable forks
- Nail polish remover
This is the quickest DIY i have done till date with super simple and easy steps to follow.
Tips to Remember:
- Use luke warm water
- Swirl nail color with toothpick or fork quickly to give marble effect
- Dip the cup in the nail polish water quickly either tilted or straight down
- Discard the water after 1 use as nail color starts to settle and won’t spread properly
- Let the cup dry completely and avoid touching to avoid smudging
These marbled mugs make very good handmade gifts. And we can make a whole range of cup set.
In case you get bored of the same design, you can always remove it with nail polish remover and create a new one with new color and different design.. VIOLA!!
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These marbling of cups is super addictive and I moved on to making a marbled balloon, these make beautiful party decor.
Don’t Forget, these cups are:
- Not microwave safe
- Not dishwasher safe, though can apply a thin coat of dishwasher safe ModPodge to protect when washing
- Hand washing is recommended
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25 thoughts on “Marbled Cups -DIY”
These DIY marbled cups are really cool! I actually think my 13 year old and some of her friends might enjoy doing these together! Perfect rainy day activity!
This is such a great idea. I would love to do it someday.
What a cool idea! I can see how doing the marbled cups would make great gifts for like teacher appreciation or birthdays.
Now you got me intrigued! I am going to start coloring my coffee mug now. 😀
wow, this looks so great and easy. I am sure my son will enjoy doing this. Are these ceramic mugs available especially for this purpose or any ceramic mugs will do?
Wow, this is so easy yet looks so good. Will surely try this.
I love this technique. I want to try it with tiles to make coasters! So many possibilities! Thanks for sharing.
Such a cool idea…loved it a lot…not only is this easy to make but perfect activity for kids especially during school holidays
These are so cool! I love handmade and unique gift ideas and I’m definitely going to give these a try, soon. Maybe a set for my mom for mother day! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome project!
These are so pretty! What a lovely simple craft idea, would make a great gift as well! Thanks for sharing!
I loved doing marbling on paper and then making cards from that. Never thought one could marble mugs though! Will try.
I love to DIYs and the one looks like doable. I’m definitely gonna try this out.
Wow you are so creative! That blue and white cup is just awesome. I’m going to try it too.
This is so easy and fabulous DIY, shall try with my daughter in these holidays.
Wow yaar.. so beautiful and so easy to do.
i will make it with girls soon
Wow, these are looking do beautiful and the finishing is also perfect . i will try the marble mug design
I love such DIYs a lot. I just painted a marble mug today and it looks great.
This marbling technique is really neat. I can see this being a fun DIY gift project for kids to tackle.
Glad to know that. Thank you
These are so cool! My kids would love to help with these. I may add it to our summer project list.
I am young to try these. Just one doubt. Can we use these for daily use? Can we wash them? Will the paint stay?
Yes Alpana. I am using mine. Hand-wash recommended.
Yes can be washed. Hand wash recommended.
Generally I gift this mug on birthdays.
I buy this on 250 or 300 Rup, never tried to make it.
I really like it, next time I will try to make it rather than buy from shop.
Glad to know that. Thanks.