DIY – Marbled Jars

I went back and forth on sharing this DIY, as I wasn’t 100% happy with how it came out. It has grown on me a little though, so I thought I’d share it anyway!

This is a Pinterest favourite when it comes to DIY’s. It’s a cute way to upcycle a jar, vase or something similar with some splashes of colour! I know Sarah has done it a few times, and hers always come out so beautiful!

The general idea of how to make this is pretty straightforward. You use a container (that you will never use again after this), fill it with warm water, then add some nail polish. Next, you dip in the jars you want, and the nail polish just wooshes on to the jar. Afterwards you let it dry.

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I think maybe the container I used was too deep, and not wide enough, as the effect on the jars wasn’t quite what I expected. Maybe I didn’t swirl it enough, or I didn’t put in enough nail polish. Either way, I wasn’t thrilled with how they came out. I only tried it on the small jars I had, and stopped at that.

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I did this DIY a few weeks ago, but I kept coming back and looking at the jars. They’ve kind of grown on me now.

I’d love to try this again with my milk jars I also have. It’s all about practice right?

Anyway, the jars I have now, I like to store random bits of decor in. Sometimes it’s my fake rose petals in water. It has a nice swirly effect.

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Other times, I like to put the fairy lights in.

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All in all, I’m happy with my first attempt at creating marbled jars. It’s definitely something I’d like to do again.

Have you guys ever tried this kind of DIY? How did it go for you?


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