Last we talked I mentioned my renewed love of plants. I have been steadily growing my urban jungle over the past few months. The first plants in my collection were a gift I received from a press event I attended a while back. It was a set of 3 mini cacti. I never got around to moving them to a proper pot. As they were growing nicely it was time to do just that.
I wanted to try the nail polish marbling technique for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity. So here goes. Let me start by saying that this is another very simple little project you can do in less than 20 minutes. You can marble just about anything. From paper to glass and a lot in between. So go and give it a try.
What you will need:
To start off make sure your planters are clean. Mark off the parts you don’t want to have the marbled effect with masking tape.
Now it’s time to mix up the magic. Fill your bowl with water and add the nail polish colours one at a time. Use the wooden skewer to gently mix the colours until you are happy with the marbling pattern. You need to work a bit fast at this point. You don’t want the nail polish to set before you take the planters through it.
Now the fun part. Roll the planters in the nail polish. You don’t need to take the planters all the way into the water. It just needs to grab the nail polish and your good. I found that the nail polish came off a bit thick but I loved the results anyway.
I set the planters aside to dry off overnight. The next day I re-potted the cacti. Side note, did you know IKEA has these clay plant granules or hydro granules? I bought them on my last trip there because they come in manageable size container (5 litters). I have a lot of plants to re-pot so I will be using these babies.
I love easy and simple DIY projects.
Do you guys like this marbling effect? What would you try it out on? Let me know in the comments.