There's nothing more unique than these handmade marbleized tumblers because no two designs are ever the same. They are a perfect way to add a personal touch to your barware and are so different, your guests will wonder where you bought them! But you don't have to spend a ton of money to get these beautiful streaks of color on the bottom of your drinking vessels. Surprisingly, they're made with supplies you probably already have in your house -- nail polish! Just choose your favorite colors and click through the slideshow below to learn how to makes these fabulous glasses.
All photos by Raydene Salinas.
To make this craft you will need at least two nail polish colors and one clear coat, nail polish remover, a flat-bottomed glass, a plastic container, warm water, paint or crafting tape, a cotton ball and a tooth pick.
Apply tape to the bottom two inches of each glass to make a clean edge when you add the color.
Pour a few inches of warm water into a shallow plastic container and start adding drops of nail polish. (You have to move quickly so it's best to have all the tops off the polish before you begin.) Once you add multiple colors, you should start to see them layering.
Using a toothpick, gently swirl the colors together to create a design of your choice.
Once you've achieved the look you want, hold the glass upright and push it into the water into the marbleized design.
Carefully pull the glass out of the water. It should look similar to this.
Allow the polish to dry by placing the glass upside down. Then, add the clear coat to the design.
Allow the clear coat to dry and then gently remove the tape.
Use the nail polish remover and a cotton ball to clean any polish that may have gotten on the glass.
Enjoy your handmade marbled glassware!