DIY Marbled Vases

I know we have all seen the marbled mugs going around Pinterest – they look so cool and so simple! For my little sister’s wedding, she and her best friend made Bridesmaid gifts by following the fun DIY with nail polish and mugs. I watched them make them (and even helped a little with the process) and I loved how the mugs turned out. I remember seeing A Beautiful Mess try it on photos and was inspired to put my own spin on the project!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is a perfect DIY to get ready for those Valentines roses! I know that all year round it is flower season, but there is something about decorating this season with reds, pinks, and rich colored flowers. They scream love and health. They are so fun to give, so fun to get, and I love having something fun to show them off.

I tend to throw a whole bouquet in a tall vase, but this year I wanted something a little different. So I grabbed some stemless wineglasses and cut my roses down to create this beautiful Valentine’s Day decoration! It’s easy, I promise!

WHAT YOU NEED:
– Bowl that can get messy/ ruined
– Hot water
– Nail polish of choice
– Set of stemless wine glasses
– Flowers! (These beauties are from the Bouqs! Order now for Valentines delivery!)
– Nail polish remover (just in case)

HOW YOU DO:
1. Fill bowl with warm/hot water/
2. Slowly pour in some nail polish and watch it spread out in the bowl.
3. Dip in mug, turning to follow the nail polish.
4. Set on paper towel to dry.

Each design will be unique but if you do not like how one turned out, wipe off right away and use nail polish remover to try again.


5. Dump out old water and refill between vases
6. Let dry two hours before filling with flowers!
7. Mix flower food with water and pour into each glass.
8. Cut down the roses to fit as desired in glasses.
9. Enjoy!

IN MY HOME:

Due to the nail polish nature, I would not use them for food/ drink. I plan on keeping them as fun vases and dishes for display. Hand wash only.

Do you give or receive flowers for Valentine’s Day? Sometimes we wait for people to send them to us, but who is someone you can send flowers to this year? Or maybe you can order a couple bouquets and throw a Galentine’s day party where you make these vases and each girl gets to take one home! Think bright and generously this holiday! What are some of your favorite ways to show off fresh flowers? If you try this DIY please use the hashtag #oakandoats or so that I can see it! 

Author: Oak & Oats

  • These are so gorgeous! What a wonderful DIY – I'd love a bunch of these vases around my home! I love how colour customisable they are to suit the home decor (if you make them just for general use, as well as a Valentines Day set!).

    Carly xx

  • So pretty!!! Definitely trying this!

  • So pretty!!! Definitely trying this!

  • Yes please, these are the most gorgeous vases and oh so simple! Every post I’ve noticed your photography getting better and better, it is fun to see the progress you are making.

    • Eryn Ivey

      I was going to say the same thing! The photography is gorgeous. You made me realize this weekend is February 1st, so time to get all pink in my house! My favorite!

      • Oh! Thank you so much! I am shooting in RAW and trying out editing on lightroom! I am teaching myself so I feel like I still have so much to learn. But thanks for the compliment šŸ™‚

    • YAY! Thanks šŸ™‚ I am shooting in Raw and using Lightroom to edit. I just bought it. lol. I am self taught/ teaching so I am still figuring it all out but you have to start somewhere!

  • Yes please, these are the most gorgeous vases and oh so simple! Every post I've noticed your photography getting better and better, it is fun to see the progress you are making.

  • Eryn Ivey

    I was going to say the same thing! The photography is gorgeous. You made me realize this weekend is February 1st, so time to get all pink in my house! My favorite!

  • Amy

    i love this idea and will totally be trying it!
    and you could probably set them with something too (so the paint doesn’t chip)

    • Yeah, I thought about it but it stays so well . I didn’t want to add the extra layer because I loved how crisp it looks with the super clear glass.

  • Amy

    i love this idea and will totally be trying it!
    and you could probably set them with something too (so the paint doesn't chip)

  • Yeah, I thought about it but it stays so well . I didn't want to add the extra layer because I loved how crisp it looks with the super clear glass.

  • You totally should! I think it would be so fun.

  • Oh! Thank you so much! I am shooting in RAW and trying out editing on lightroom! I am teaching myself so I feel like I still have so much to learn. But thanks for the compliment šŸ™‚

  • YAY! Thanks šŸ™‚ I am shooting in Raw and using Lightroom to edit. I just bought it. lol. I am self taught/ teaching so I am still figuring it all out but you have to start somewhere!

  • Kimberly Clervois

    these are so gorgeous! ive always wanted to try marbling something, now ill have the courage to try! also LOOOOOOVE your mantel design/decor and art!!! gorgeous!

    • Yes! You can do it šŸ™‚ Thanks so much! I went back and added details just in case people were interested! That giant print is Naptime Diaries – I love them!

    • PS: You can get 25% off when you use code OAKANDOATSVERSE !!!! Just FYI

  • Kimberly Clervois

    these are so gorgeous! ive always wanted to try marbling something, now ill have the courage to try! also LOOOOOOVE your mantel design/decor and art!!! gorgeous!

  • Love these, beth! And your photos are rockin’.

  • Love these, beth! And your photos are rockin'.

  • These are beautiful!! And I agree with Meg, I love the photography! šŸ™‚

  • These are beautiful!! And I agree with Meg, I love the photography! šŸ™‚

  • PS: You can get 25% off when you use code OAKANDOATSVERSE !!!! Just FYI

  • You are so sweet!

  • Yes! You can do it šŸ™‚ Thanks so much! I went back and added details just in case people were interested! That giant print is Naptime Diaries – I love them!

  • Lauren Dalton

    These are so pretty! They really accent your mantle well šŸ™‚

  • Lauren Dalton

    These are so pretty! They really accent your mantle well šŸ™‚

  • These are beautiful! I am so in love with this DIY, and those flowers are gorgeous!!!

  • These are beautiful! I am so in love with this DIY, and those flowers are gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you!!

  • This is such a pretty DIY! I have a ton of nail polish that’s getting old – I know what I’m doing with it!

  • This is such a pretty DIY! I have a ton of nail polish that's getting old – I know what I'm doing with it!

  • Thanks so much! I LOVE the Bouqs! They are the only flowers I send!

  • YAY! Please tag me in your photo when you do it!

  • Such a cool idea!

  • chelsea

    Such a cool idea!

  • This is so cute! If I did it on a drinking glass would it hold up through being washed?
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  • Beth! This turned out so great and your photos look beautiful!

  • Beth! This turned out so great and your photos look beautiful!

  • YAY! Let me know if you ever do it!

  • Sam, you are wonderful.

  • Definitely!

  • These turned out beautifully, Beth! I love simple but effective projects like this. šŸ™‚

  • These turned out beautifully, Beth! I love simple but effective projects like this. šŸ™‚