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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Nail Polish Water Marbling Flower Pots

Nail polish water marbling flower pots
How's everyone hanging in quarantine? We're doing okay. I'm still working full time, from home, which has it's challenges with two little ones at home with no place to go, however, we are making it work and extremely thankful I still have a job throughout this. I am surprised by how creative we're getting with our time during the day. Our latest craft project is one of my favorites we've ever done. We made little planter pots for all of the special moms in our lives with nail polish. This was SO easy. I'm not naturally crafty but these turned out so fun! Here's how we did it...

What you'll need:
Nail polish - I'd grab 3-4 colors. Nothing fancy, use old polish you may have or buy $1 bottles similar to these
Little terracotta pots (with our without saucers) - I bought these off Amazon and they are the cutest things ever
Small plastic bowl - Find one that you won't want anymore because it will get covered with nail polish


1) Fill your small bowl or Tupperware container half way with water (or deep enough to cover half of the pot). Reminder: this bowl will get ruined, so make sure you're okay with that. 

2) Put a few drops of each nail color in the water at a time. Make sure you drop very close to the water. If it's too high up, the polish will drop right to the bottom of the bowl.

3) Once you are happy with your color combinations, take a toothpick and gently swirl the colors in the water. This will help create a marbling effect.

4) Carefully and slowly dip one end of your pot into the water, gently pull it out, then set it on the parchment paper to dry (the wet side facing up). 

5) After about 10 minutes, or whenever that side is dry, dip the opposite side in, and then set aside to dry. Repeat step 4 with the saucers.

And that's it! You're done. And the nail polish dries so fast so the kids can hand these out fairly quickly. We had big plans to plant flowers or basil in them for grandparents but ran out of time. Below is the aftermath of the bowl. Kind of pretty! I'm saving it for craft storage.

If you've ever done a craft with nail polish please share in the comments. This was hand downs one of the easiest projects we've done and it turned out so well - perfect Spring gift for our friends and all star moms in our lives!

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