DIY Nail Varnish Mugs?

Welcome to a brand new series! Seen as you all loved my DIY in Blogmas so much, I’ve decided to make a mini series out of it. I’m no expert, but I promise I’ll try.
Today I’m going to be trying out a DIY method that I discovered on the wonderful world of Pinterest. I’m not gonna lie, it went a little bit wrong, but OH WELL!
Nail Varnish Mug
All you need is:

  •  a mug
  • warm water 
  • nail varnish.

Firstly, fill a bowl with warm water. Then create a pattern by dropping in the nail varnish, a little at a time is best. Finally, roll your mug in the floating nail varnish.
Seems simple right? You’d be wrong.
This is my finished product:

Not quite the pretty picture I was expecting! 
My tips for getting this right would be to work out how you’re going to roll your mug in the floating nail varnish before you do it. Try and do the handle (and your hand!) last, so that you don’t end up with nail varnish EVERYWHERE. 
I’m definitely going to give this one another go, but I need to get a new mug first, oops!
Thanks for reading,
H x 
You can read the original post that I found on Pinterest HERE.



  1. abbeylouisarose 22nd May 2017 / 10:46 AM

    Yay, I love DIY posts and this was no exception! I think your mug came out beautifully! I love the colours that you chose! It sounds like it’d be really hard to stop the water going inside the mug, Pinterest can definitely be a bit unrealistic sometimes haha! I still think that this is really pretty though, do you think that the nail varnish would stay put if you washed it in the dishwasher?
    Abbey 😘

    • lifethroughtsg
      22nd May 2017 / 10:47 AM

      Hmm, I’m not sure actually! I would say probably not, but you can get protectants which will make it stay through washing etc! X

    • lifethroughtsg
      22nd May 2017 / 11:47 AM

      Hmm, that’s a good question! I don’t have a dishwasher at uni so I haven’t tried it, but I’m thinking maybe not.. although, when I was searching Pinterest for ideas some of them included a sealant kinda thing but I’m just using my mug to put my pens in so I didn’t think I needed one of those. I bet that would make them able to withstand the dishwasher though! Xx

  2. Jessica & James 22nd May 2017 / 2:44 PM

    DIY posts are the best, and I’m so excited for this series to happen. Pinterest is always such a great go to for inspiration!
    Your attempt looks pretty good to me, make a few more and there’s some personal gifts all ready!
    Jessica & James |

  3. Llinos (@thelilaclinnet) 22nd May 2017 / 7:45 PM

    I’ve seen this as a YT tutorial too, it seems really popular at the moment. I think your effort is really pretty! Can’t wait for your next DIY posts, can’t beat a DIY, I love them!

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