The marbling trend has been popular on Pinterest and in the crafting world for a while, but this DIY technique doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

It’s relatively simple to turn your favorite ceramics (i.e mugs) into a marbled masterpiece. Here’s how to do it!



  1. Fill the large plastic container halfway with hot water.
  2. Holding the nail polish bottle very close to the surface of the water, delicately pour a few drops into the center of the container. You can repeat this step with multiple colors if you wish. Carefully swirl the colors together with a toothpick.
  3. Dip your mug into the center of the nail polish pool, and twist it around in a circular motion. (It’s important to act quickly and confidently for the marbling to stick properly.)
  4. Hold your mug upright out of the water for a minute to allow the water to drip off, and place paint side up on a paper towel to dry.

Tip: if you are unhappy with how your design turned out, wipe it away with acetone, and try again!