Have some old nail polish laying around? Don’t toss it out! We’re going to show you how you can use it to create some beautiful and unique marbled Easter eggs.
This is a quick and easy project that’s fun for all ages. Just grab the tools and materials you need below, then watch our video tutorial.
For those of you who have joined our Member Make workshops, you may have noticed Meagan’s beautifully polished nails. So maybe you won’t be surprised to hear that she’s the one who created these marbled Easter eggs and is also showing us how to do it! With her guidance and tips, we are confident you will nail this project and enjoy the creative process of using polish to color your Easter eggs.
Along with being a great no-waste project, we are using sustainable materials, which means you can keep the eggs you make and bring them out every Easter. Or you might find a way to use them in a different DIY project! We would love to see your marbled Easter eggs, so be sure to share them with us by posting photos to our Facebook page for members or by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram.
Other projects in this post: Crepe paper tulip magnolias and greenery.
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- Wood Skewers
- Disposable Bowl
- Paper Towels
- Cotton Spun Eggs — 60mm or 58mm
- Mod Podge – Matte
- Nail Polish — Sally Hansen in Midnight Mod
- Use room temp (or slightly warmer) water.
- Any nail polish will work, but you might want to stay clear of quick-dry polish…you don’t want it drying too fast!
- The amount of nail polish that you add will make your egg darker or lighter.
- If you work fast, you can color two eggs in one pour of polish; otherwise you will want to use a skewer to collect the nail polish that has dried in the water between coloring eggs. (Yes, nail polish will dry in the water! In fact, you can dry your nails quicker by putting them in a bowl of ice water.)
- DO NOT skip the mod podge step; otherwise you will end up with waterlogged eggs that never dry and might fall apart.
Want more ideas for the holiday? Browse all of our Easter crafts. And if you want to add some pretty spring flowers to your table like we did, you can make the blooms from our crepe paper tulip magnolia branch.
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I did this a while back using the small cotton spun eggs but didn’t know mod podge back then. This is a game changer, thanks.
Love the Mod Podge!
What about blown eggs??
Ok this is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! You and your team always amaze me with the tips and tricks you find and come up with.
What the heck are cotton spun eggs ?
Cotton tissue spun into a shape!
If you can’t find cotton spun eggs, can any other type work? Like plastic? Thanks!
We haven’t tested anything but the spun cotton, although it seems like nail polish could possibly work with plastic or even wood eggs. If you try it, let us know!