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Easy DIY Marbled Mugs

Welcome to the July Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to create these fun & easy DIY marbled mugs!

Easy DIY Marbled Mugs

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I am so excited to be part of this fun blog hop, as I am a very active Pinterest-Pinner and always love to try out what I find on Pinterest. One of my many pins are these cute & easy DIY marbled mugs by DIY Candy.

 I saw this photo and knew I had to make them.


DIY marbled mugs with nail polish - stacked


What I have used:

I used these white Ikea mugs and these gray Ikea mugs

blue [for the white mugs] & white [for the gray mugs] nail polish

an old plastic container big enough for the mugs to fit in

paper towels

 bamboo skewer to stir


Hop over to DIY Candy for the tutorial and there is also a great video tutorial in the post, which I followed and worked really well for me.


easy diy marbled mugs kreativk.net


This is how the 4 white mugs turned out. I love the blue and how unique each one of them looks, even though they are all blue.

I made sure to not have any nail polish close to where you’d put your mouth to take a sip, so there is no concern there.


easy DIY marbled mugs kreativk.net


easy DIY marbled mugs kreativk.net


easy DIY marbled mugs kreativk.net


easy DIY marbled mugs kreativk.net


easy DIY marbled mugs kreativk.net


And these are the gray mugs with white nail polish. Aren’t they so so cool?? I just love the look and they remind me a bit of Halloween and spider webs, haha.

easy DIY marbled mugs kreativk.net


easy DIY marbled mugs kreativk.net


easy diy marbled mugs kreativk.net


To join next month’s #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ August Pinterest Challenge.

Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop

Erlene – My Pinterventures • Jenny –Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Bri – Halfpint Design • Julie – Sum of their Stories  • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Debra – Shoppe No. 5
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Chelc – Inside The Fox Den • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After • Katrin – Kreativ K
Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Toni – Small Home Soul • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Rebecca – Hello Central Avenue • Gwen – Geez, Gwen!
Marie –DIY Adulation• Habiba – Craftify My Love
Kristie – Teadoddles • Marie – The Inspiration Vault
Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen • Maria – Simple Nature Decor
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Alexandra – Eye Love Knots 
• Sam – Raggedy Bits

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  • Marie Dabbs
    31/07/2018 at 02:38

    These mugs are so incredibly cool and beautiful! I especially love how the grey and white ones turned out. I haven’t seen any done in that color scheme before. Now I want to make some!

    • Katrin
      01/08/2018 at 07:41

      Thanks so much Marie!!

  • Keri
    25/07/2018 at 16:24

    Katrin, these mugs turned our so awesomely cool!! I like both the white and gray mugs.

    • Katrin
      26/07/2018 at 20:23

      Thanks so much Keri, happy you like them!!

  • Sew Crafty Crochet
    24/07/2018 at 18:31

    These mugs are so pretty! I especially love the black mugs!

    • Katrin
      26/07/2018 at 20:22

      Thanks so much!!

  • Erlene
    24/07/2018 at 03:08

    So pretty! I love the look of marbled mugs and I have a ton of nail polish. I’m going to try this 🙂

    • Katrin
      24/07/2018 at 08:14

      Glad you liked them Erlene, Thanks so much!!

  • Bri Adams
    22/07/2018 at 22:56

    This is one I’m going to need to try! What a fun idea. It’s hard to believe it’s so easy because they look so good. Love the blue and white but the grey and white is super cool too.

    • Katrin
      24/07/2018 at 07:59

      Thanks so much Bri!!

  • Marissa | Squirrels of a Feather
    20/07/2018 at 18:58

    I like both of them, and I agree…the grey ones have a spooky Halloween feel to them! Question about use: can these be microwaved or put in the dishwasher afterwards? Thanks for sharing at Cup of Joe!

    • Katrin
      24/07/2018 at 07:59

      Thanks Marissa! I wouldn’t put these neither in the microwave nor in the dishwasher though.

  • Merry Cross
    20/07/2018 at 10:17

    This is really awesome, is the print permanent? Or it will disappear after few weeks.

  • Michelle James
    20/07/2018 at 06:14

    These are awesome! I love the vibrant blue!

    • Katrin
      20/07/2018 at 07:52

      Thanks Michelle!!

  • Lydia from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen
    19/07/2018 at 17:08

    I really like how the gray mugs turned out. IKEA has so many great products that would work well with this technique. I’ve only tried it on my nails (kinda messy, but loved the end result!)

    • Katrin
      20/07/2018 at 07:52

      Oh yes, there would be bowls, plates etc. it gets a little addictive and I think I’d have everything marbled, haha! Thanks Lydia!

  • Michelle Leslie
    19/07/2018 at 09:23

    So, so pretty Katrin and those grey ones are just the best. Love how the white nail polish creates a ghostly pattern. They’re stunning

    • Katrin
      20/07/2018 at 07:51

      They do look ghostly! Thanks Michelle!!

  • Marie
    18/07/2018 at 18:53

    I’ve always wanted to do this and I love how the blue marbled looks on the white mugs. Would make such a lovely gift!

    • Katrin
      20/07/2018 at 07:48

      It would, Thanks Marie!!

  • Julie
    18/07/2018 at 16:34

    They look gorgeous, I especially love the white on grey ones. I tried the nail polish marbling but on decorative hanging hearts so I would need to worry about washing them. If it does rub off eventually it’s not a problem though is it? You just get the fun of doing them again !

    • Katrin
      20/07/2018 at 07:48

      Thanks Julie! I am washing them by hand right now and yes, if it does rub off, oh well, time for a change!

  • Leslie Clingan
    18/07/2018 at 05:05

    Girl, these are beautiful. My goodness!! Like something from West Elm. You need to go into the coffee cup/dinnerware business. Truly lovely.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:58

      Aw Thanks so much Leslie, that is so kind of you to say!!

  • Rebecca L Celhar
    18/07/2018 at 05:00

    These turned out so cute! I’ve been wanting to try this! Well don! Pinned!

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:57

      Thank you Rebecca!

  • Beverly
    18/07/2018 at 04:18

    This has been on my to try list for a long time, but I’ve never gotten around to making them. Yours look wonderful. I especially like the dark ones with the grayish swirls. Pinning.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:57

      Thanks so much Beverly!!

  • Laurie
    18/07/2018 at 02:53

    Katrin, Love how these turned out! The gray and white are my favorite! I’ve tried this technique on other things, but not drink ware. Would love to know how they hold up over time.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:57

      Thanks Laurie! I am not putting them in the dishwasher, but washing them by hand seems to be now problem for now. Let’s see for how long.

  • Debrashoppeno5
    18/07/2018 at 01:40

    How gorgeous. I can see me getting hooked on making these. Trying all different colors would be so much fun. I love each and every one you created.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:55

      Thank you so much Debra! It is addictive, haha, I was thinking of bowls too….

  • Maria
    17/07/2018 at 21:07

    I love these cups and so classy and fun! will be pinning them to my DIY and craft board.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:55

      Thanks so much Maria!

  • Debbee
    17/07/2018 at 18:52

    I’m partial to the blue and white. Would make a lovely favor for a little gathering of friends for coffee.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:54

      Yes, so true, Thanks Debbee!!

  • Toni | Small Home Soul
    17/07/2018 at 18:12

    These turned out great! I’ve been wanting to try this and now I’m sorry I got rid of all my old nail polish that I’d had for years. Oh well, I’ll just need to buy more because these look so fun 😊😍

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:54

      Thanks so much Toni!!

  • Mary
    17/07/2018 at 16:38

    Katrin both versions are so so pretty I honestly cannot choose. But then it is summer and you know I’m going through a blue phase so I guess the blue and white wins out… for now, But in the other seasons, I would choose the grey and white for their uber chic look!

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:53

      Yes, the blue ones are screaming summer, hey?? Thanks Mary 🙂

  • Mother of 3
    17/07/2018 at 13:23

    Oh I love those gray and white ones! These all came out great. My boys and I tried this one month too; it was so much fun. Pinned.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:52

      Yes, the gray ones are my fave too! Thanks Joanne!!

  • Jenny
    17/07/2018 at 12:53

    The grey and white ones are my favorite. They totally remind me of Halloween and look like spiderwebs. The blue & white are very pretty too.

    • Katrin
      18/07/2018 at 07:52

      They do look perfect for Halloween, haha. Thanks so much Jenny!