Oct 13, 2014

Easy DIY Gifts - Watercolor Coffee Mugs - YouTube Video


As a DIY blogger/vlogger I am all about easy and beautiful DIY projects, especially if those projects can double as gifts! This fast and easy DIY tutorial shows you how to do both!

Once upon a time I learned how to do Marbled Nail Art, which turned out awesome! I receive so many compliments when I have my nails painted like this, so I thought, what else can I marble?? I wanted to do something that would be a good giftable item, so coffee mugs seemed like a no brainer!

For this project you will need:
- ceramic coffee mug
- deep plastic tub
- nail polish
- toothpicks
- warm water
- paper towels

See below for how-to video!





41 comments :

  1. Wow these are so amazing!! They look beautiful! One time I am so going to try this if I can! <3 it! Love love love your blog, the projects are amazing, its just beautiful! Especially love your Arm knitted Infitinity scarves, I brought some wool yesterday, and going to make one today!! Thanks!

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  2. Love your blog! I am so going to try this! Love DIY projects!!! xo

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  3. Woo.. This is so cool!! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  4. My nail polish clumped in the water, making the paint clumpy on the cups! Why did I do wrong?!

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    1. Maybe you'r nail polish was old?

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    2. Mine did the same thing and my polish is not old. I did use a disposable aluminum pan...would that make a difference?

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    3. You have to move quick. If you take too long from when you drop polish in water and swirl to applying on mug it will clump. So move quickly and if you see it clumping in you or do not like the swirl effect that was made you can always take an extra toothpick and get the nail polish out of the water since it creates a film in the surface.

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    4. mine wouldn't wrap around the cup...some did adn the rest was still in the water not wrapping around the cup. What did I do wrong?

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    5. What finger nail polish did you use? Mine dried before I could put down the nail polish. So less than 5 seconds. I used new nail polish for $2. I think it says ion. And used a plastic tub too.

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  5. Are these mugs microwave safe after they have the nail polish on them? Did you use anything to seal the paint to prevent it from getting messed up?

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    1. I have not tried them in the microwave. You can seal them with a clear acrylic sealant spray, but I would still hand wash them!

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  11. Thank you for great video. It's amazing a coffee mug and this a good idea.

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  12. Hi! thanks for posting the video, I've seen picture step by step but it helps so much to see someone actual do the process in a video!
    I have seen for the sharpie mugs where they bake it to seal the sharpie so it last longer and is dishwasher safe- have you tried this for the nail polish?
    Thanks! Oh a BTW Ikea has white mugs for 99 cents!!

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  13. How easy is this. I think it would also work great on the ceramic tiles. They are really inexpensive and I'm going to give it a try. Imagine a coaster with matching mug. ;)

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  15. I was wondering if you have tried this on glass and if it was successful or not? I am going to make mugs like this very soon, they look amazing

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    1. I did it on glass. It worked great. Definitely move fast. Avoid gold or silver unless you're going for subtlety.

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  16. Putting a coat of dishwasher proof Mod Podge might preserve the work done. I haven't done this yet but found out about the Mod Podge for another project.

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  17. Love this project, i think I should try this one!! thanks for the post...

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  18. How long have you been handwashing them? Was wondering if after some washes, if it starts coming off? I've done this with my nails and I love the look..never thought to do it with a mug. Christmas gift making will commence! : )

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  19. uhmazing! I look forward to making these real soon. Thank you!!

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  20. Is there a science to the temperature of the water? I seem to not be working fast enough and didn't know if the temp of the water would help.
    Thanks!

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  21. just a few questions...
    1: do i use warm or hot water, what temperature do you recommend?
    2: what brand of nail polish works best, Ive tried this with nails before and found out a lot of my nail polishes wouldn't act right in the water like you show?
    3: do you think afterwards if i put it in the oven for a couple minutes it might seal it all together and have it last longer?
    -And if there is any way you could possibly give me an answer before Christmas I would really appreciate it!
    THANK YOU SHOWING THIS!

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  22. Thanks for this tutorial! I recently tried it for the first time and appreciated the step by step photos.
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