Marble is incredibly timeless and elegant and in my opinion will never go out of style. We already know how prominent marble is in home interiors, but lately it’s become quite trendy, making its way into the lifestyle and fashion industry as well.
In 2015 I’ve seen marble on anything and everything, from office accessories, to phone cases, nails, jewelry, coffee mugs, clothing, you name it and I’m totally head over heels. Seriously, this trend is so posh, and so fabulous that doing something with marble on the blog was a must. And with Easter just a few weeks away, I tried my hand at marbling easter eggs using an unexpected yet simple nail polish technique, that promises to add a touch of on trend posh to your Easter decor.
I first saw this technique after scrolling through my instagram feed and coming across a gorgeous nail tutorial by fabulous Aimee Song of songofstyle.com Of course I have yet to try marbling my nails (doing that soon) but her post totally inspired me to marble these eggs. Love!!
Marble Easter Eggs – DIY
- 4-6 boiled eggs chilled
- 3 of your favorite colors of nail polish (I chose Essie: blanc, after school boy blazer & Nicole: totally in the dark, because I love the classic color scheme)
- 1 cup of distilled water at room temp
- shallow bowl or container preferably for craftspaper
- towels or parchment
Place a sheet of parchment or paper towels down on a solid work surface.
Pour distilled water into the shallow bowl.
NOTE When the polish is dropped into the bowl of water, it tends to dry quickly, so make sure your nail polish lids are unscrewed and ready for use so you can work quickly.
Also have the boiled eggs and toothpicks nearby.
Set the marble egg face up to dry gently wiping away any excess water or bubbles.
Repeat steps above for remaining eggs.
Make each egg unique by changing around the color patterns and designs of your polish.
You can also dip the bottom and/or top half of the boiled eggs to add more dimension.
You'll be able to tell right away if the nail polish is too dry.
If you're unable to move a toothpick through it, I recommend starting over, which is actually easy because the polish will come right out, and you can reuse your water.
It took me quite a few attempts to get a design that I loved.
Once the eggs are dry you can arrange them on a pretty cake stand or in your favorite dish to display on Easter Sunday.
Drop one drop of nail polish color of your choice (I started with white) into the bowl of water (it will spread). Quickly repeat this step with a new color of polish placing into the center of the nail polish that initially spread (for a bullseye effect). Add your third color to the center of the last nail polish color. You can repeat this pattern by adding more drops for a more intricate design. Or move onto the next step.
Using your toothpick, quickly blend the nail polish colors within the water to create the marble effect.
Once the marble design appeals to you, dip half of your egg into the water directly over the design, then quickly remove. You will discover that the marble polish has printed onto the egg.
Because the chemicals from the polish could possibly seep through the shell of the egg, I don’t recommend eating them, but they certainly do look gorgeous.
I hope you have as much fun with this DIY as I did!
Much more to share soon!
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