Don’t know what to do with all those old bottles of nail polish? Here’s a fun, cheap way to brighten up a basic coffee mug!


Material

  • 1 Plain ceramic coffee mug
  • 1 (or more) Bottles of nail polish
  • 1 Disposable or old plastic container
  • 1 Skewer or (toothpick)
  • paper towel

Method

  1. Pour some warm water into the container.
  2. Pour small amount of nail polish into the water - mix different colours or just one.
  3. Using the skewer, stir and swirl the nail polish in the water.
  4. Before the nail polish starts to harden grab your mug and dip the bottom section of the mug into the water for a few seconds - Try to rotate the mug to apply more of the nail polish to the surface of the mug.
  5. Remove mug from water and leave to dry.
  6. Remove any left over nail polish in the water with paper towel (If there is still a lot of nail polish left on the surface of the water)

Notes... PLEASE NOTE!! The mug cannot be washed in a dishwasher, you need to hand wash them!

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  • renae
    • 11 Feb 2016
      11:39 pm

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  • Might try this on the reverse side of plates and bowls also .. could design a unique dinner set.

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  • I love this idea. You can also use permanent markers.

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  • can be very messy, and must use good quality nail polish

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  • Awesome, what a fun idea!

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  • Original and beautiful. Thanks for the great project

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  • such a great idea, and a way to use up old nail polish

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  • Love these!!! My nice made me one a couple of years ago and I cherish it. Its so pretty and unique

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  • wow thats a brilliant idea. will try this definately

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  • Wow my daughter and I just tried this and it worked. We used blue colours as she loves blue, it’s definately something nice to do together especially since it’s the weekend. Perfect for my coffees and teas now that it’s almost Mother’s Day too.

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  • Sounds interesting. I want to try this just to see the after product for myself as the picture looks quite effective

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  • I would love to try this but I already have a cupboard overflowing with mugs.

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  • What a great idea for decorating a mug!

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  • These would make such a great present with a few chocolates in it.

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  • How lovely and effective! Thank you (-:

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  • Good way to use up old nail polish and give plain mugs a new lease of life. Thank you for the idea.

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