How to Marble Paint a Pot or Vase with Nail Polish

How to Marble Paint a Pot or Vase with Nail Polish | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: The O'Neil Sisters via YouTube


Making your flower pots or vases look pretty doesn’t have to be expensive, all you need is some creative inspiration or idea and a helpful video tutorial just like this one by The O’Neil Sisters on YouTube. In this DIY idea, you will learn a marbling technique using only nail polish and water, it’s super easy to do and very inexpensive, too. But most of all, the final result looks incredibly beautiful that you’d think it was bought from the store.



  • White vase or any vase painted white
  • Nail polish, assorted colors
  • Craft sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • A large plastic tub or container


Step 1

If you’re using a different colored vase, make sure to paint it white first, then let it dry, and proceed with the project, but if you’re using an already white vase, then you can skip this step. Fill a tub with water, then unscrew all the lids of your nail polish because you have to work quickly, and then pour a drop of nail polish into the water one after the other however you like. Get a toothpick, then swirl the colors around, and dip a craft stick making sure it gets all the colors.

Easy Marble Painting Technique Using a Nail Polish
Image credit: The O’Neil Sisters via YouTube


Step 2

Lift the craft stick and see if the colors have stuck well and if it does, then you can now try it out with the vase. Clean the water and get rid of all the nail polish on top, then start pouring an ample amount or a couple of drops of nail polish into the water, and swirl them around. Grab the vase, then dip the bottom half of it to the swirled colors, and make sure that it is covered completely. Lift the vase, then let it stand on a surface or hang it upside down, and let it dry completely.

Easy Pot Marble Painting Technique Tutorial
Image credit: The O’Neil Sisters via YouTube

How To Marble Paint A Pot Or Vase With Nail Polish

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How to Marble Paint a Pot or Vase with Nail Polish

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