Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past two years, you have seen marble everywhere. People fell in love with marble countertops (rightfully so), and have gone crazy over marble ever since. Now you’ll see creations of all types of cool faux marble looks on everything from stationary to coffee mugs. I’m guilty of jumping on this bandwagon because who doesn’t want to know how to make anything look like marble without actually having to cough up the big bucks? I’ve tried to marbleize wine glasses, coasters, and even a thank you card, but ultimately my favorite marbled creation thus far has been the Marble Flower Pot. Recently, I celebrated National DIY Day with the Craft Box Girls by taking over their Facebook Live and showing their audience how to do the marble technique on ceramic flower pots. Here’s a breakdown of how it went.
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When I did the Facebook Live to explain how to marble your flower pots, I was super excited. This is such an easy craft and it takes no time to implement. Also, the final product is always beautiful and conversation worthy.
For this DIY, you will need the following:
- Nail Polish (various colors)
- Acrylic Gloss Sealant
- Acrylic Paint
- Large disposable pan
- Gloves (optional)
Paint your terra-cotta pots white. You may want to do this about 20-30 minutes before you start the dipping process.
- Take a large pan and fill it half way with water.
- Add white paint to the pan so that the water becomes cloudy.
- Take various nail polish colors and drizzle the colors in the water. Be sure to put thought into where you pour the color so that it creates a pretty marble look. (I’ve seen people use sticks to move the color, but I advise against that method. The paint will grab onto the stick and you will have to start over)
- Dip your pot into the water in a rolling motion. Dip multiple times so that the whole pot is covered in the paint. (You will see the marble look immediately.
- Let dry for about 30-60 minutes.
- Spray the pot with an acrylic sealant.
Now you have the instructions, so go out and create a marble flower pot today! If you do, be sure to post and use the tag #RosalynnDaniels so I can see your awesome work.
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