How To Make A Marbled Cup With Nail Polish

Do you drink coffee? I personally am known as the coffee queen. I just can’t function without my morning brew and I’ve been known to enjoy a cup or two on cool evenings, as well.

If you love coffee too…or tea, or hot chocolate…I have a great little tutorial for you. I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own marbled coffee cups…with nail polish!

Two marbled coffee cups

How To Marble A Mug With Nail Polish

So, I’ve seen a few tutorials on marbling and some of them use acrylic paints. This one however, is right up my alley; partly because it’s a coffee cup and partly because it uses fingernail polish to make the colors.

I have a slew of nail polish colors so I already had everything that I needed to do this craft.

Marbled coffee cups on hanger with nail polish

What You Need To Marble A Cup

So, aside from the nail polish, you need a plain white mug, which you can get at any Dollar Store. I picked mine up at my local Dollar General and it was only a dollar.

You also need something rather large to dip the cup, so a larger glass bowl, if you have one, will work fine.

And, you can do this with any color of polish that you want, so play with the technique a while and create all sorts of beautiful color combinations.

Two marbled coffee mugs with a spoon

What You Can Do With A DIY Marbled Coffee Cup

You can create your own set of beautiful mugs for yourself, or make a set to give out as gifts.

This is honestly one of the easiest crafts you will ever do, so it’s simple to make a set of four cups to give as gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or any special occasion.

It only takes a few minutes per cup, so you could have an entire set finished in just an hour or so. You could make a set of cups to go in a coffee themed gift basket!

Coffee cups with marbling beside snacks

How To Make A Marbled Coffee Cup With Nail Polish

This DIY marbled coffee cup is the perfect way to personalize your mug. You could create your own matching set of coffee mugs for yourself or to give as a gift, and you can choose any color combination that you want.

Coffee cup with coffee inside

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How To Make A Marbled Cup With Nail Polish

Learn this quick and simple technique for creating your own marbled cups. A step-by-step tutorial for creating personalized mugs that are perfect for gift giving.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Active Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Difficulty Easy

Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • A White Coffee Cup
  • Nail Polish in any Combination of Colors You Want
  • Water
  • Large Bowl
  • Toothpick

Marbled coffee cup on a rustic coaster.

What Other DIY Coffee Items Can You Make?

If you are planning to make this DIY marbled coffee cup to go into a gift basket, and I think that would be a wonderful idea, there are other DIY things that you can add to that basket to make it extra special.

Try this DIY coffee candle. It’s really simple to make, or you could add any of these delicious DIY coffee creamer recipes, or if you don’t want to do coffee, I have a great collection of homemade hot chocolate recipes that would be perfect.

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