Marbleized Glassware

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Marbleized Glassware


It drives me crazy to toss or donate something I just know I can repurpose! I was going through my cabinets the other day and noticed I’ve started an unintentional collection of mis-matched glasses. I saw this nail polish marbleizing technique and thought it would be a spectacular way to make the glasses look more like controlled chaos. It worked brilliantly and I dig feeling like I have a whole new set of glasses without spending a dime! Give your summer parties an Anthropologie feel and marbleize a glass pitcher with mis-matched glasses. Take a look around your house and see what you can “polish” up!


  • Flat bottom glasses, or any flat glass surface you would like to paint
  • Nail polish
  • Electrical tape, thin
  • Nail polish remover
  • Skewer
  • Paring knife
  • Cotton pads
  • Plastic lids or plastic plates (plastic works better because it won’t absorb the polish)
  • Clear coat nail polish – optional



Step 1: Wash and throughly dry your glasses.

Step 2: Pour the nail polish into a plastic lid or plate. Use a skewer to drag the polish, creating a marble pattern. Set aside.


Step 3: Tape around the glass at the bottom – you only want to expose the area you’re going to paint. Be sure to pull the tape taught and remove any air bubbles.


Step 4: Dip the bottom of the glass into the nail polish until the entire surface is covered. Let dry for a minimum 24 hours.

Step 5: Remove the tape and peel away any uneven edges with the paring knife. Smooth out the dried polish with a touch of nail polish remover until your glass sits level.

Step 6: Add a coat of clear polish to further protect your design. Let dry another 24 hours.


Note: Hand wash only

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