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DIY :: Marbleized Easter Eggs

March 25th, 2013

DIY nail polish marbleized Easter eggs | Camille Styles

Ever since coming across this DIY on Design Mom, I’ve been waiting for just the right opportunity to do some major marbling. When I sat down to brainstorm projects for the upcoming Easter holiday, I thought about how the vivid shades of nail polish would be perfect for marbling Easter eggs… and didn’t they turn out pretty? Making these is rather addictive: I couldn’t stop playing around with different color combinations and dipping just about everything in sight into the swirly waters. But the most fun part was seeing how each egg turned out completely different. Keep reading to see how it’s done!

DIY nail polish marbleized Easter eggs | Camille Styles

DIY nail polish marbleized Easter eggs | Camille Styles

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  1. Pour a few drops of each nail polish color onto the water surface. Be sure to experiment with the step as the order you pour the colors results in varying marbleization.
  2. Use a stick to swirl nail polish around.
  3. Carefully submerge the drained egg into the water until completely covered, then quickly pull out.
  4. Set egg aside to dry. Scoop out nail polish from water surface between eggs, and repeat steps 1-4 for each. tip: create an egg drying rack like the one pictured by poking t-pins through a thick foam board, about 1.5-inches apart.

DIY nail polish marbleized Easter eggs | Camille Styles

DIY nail polish marbleized Easter eggs | Camille Styles

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  1. Jess Simpson says:

    How. adorable.

    I’m in LOOOOOVE with this idea! No stinky vinegar involved!

  2. So cute!!! Is it ok to eat the eggs after doing this?

    • Chanel Dror says:

      Thanks so much! This version was actually made with eggs that had the yolk + whites drained out of the bottom, so they were just the hollow shell. I think I’d be wary to eat an egg that was dipped in nail polish, but you may have some luck googling to find the correct answer!

  3. So brilliant! I am dying to try these.

  4. Leslie says:

    WOW! I can’t wait to try this! These will make a lovely hostess gift as we are traveling to be with family this Easter. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

    And Then The Doorbell Rang

  5. Gorgeous!! I did this at christmas time with ornaments, but used spraypaint instead. I love this idea with nail polish! Your projects always amaze, Camille!

  6. mbstrawn says:

    SO beautiful! this is my favorite egg design I have seen yet :) thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, awesome idea – so clever to think of using nail polish! I think I’m going to try this with my 3 year old daughter with her favorite shades of pink, hot pink and purple!

  8. What a beautifully crafted blog – snippets of so many interesting things will be coming back to visit more often xxx

  9. Quinn Cooper says:

    What a fantastic idea! Very creative and unique. I would love to do this but with blue, purple and green. Can’t wait to give it a try.
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

  10. This is amazing and so gorgeous! I am definitely tackling marbling eggs next Saturday.

    xo,
    Ashley

  11. nail polish! what a great idea!

  12. That is a nice easter DIY. Love it.
    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

  13. Kelly says:

    Putting one at every place setting, gorgeous idea–love it!

  14. Tara says:

    They look absolutely gorgeous. Love the idea.
    I am going to make this with my family.

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  16. Janelle says:

    They turned out gorgeous! Such a fun idea and so sweet at each place setting.

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  18. Stacey Inocencio says:

    I am so glad I found this version – I just pinned another one but they only marbled half the egg so the rest was plain ;( Now I can work with these and keep them for many years :) Thanks – oh and i can use the eggs for french toast on Easter -

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  20. Am going to be trying this tonight! Drained the eggs this morning (which I bet is the hardest part!) Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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  27. Kaleigh Newman says:

    does the water have to be hot or cold when putting eggs in?

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  32. cindy says:

    cant wait to try these out they look soo awesome!!!!!!!

  33. love love love love these! so simple, so pretty, so perfect.

  34. sofia greece says:

    should water be cold or hot ?
    is there any special tip?
    thanks !

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  37. MOT1177 says:

    Very beautiful! Do you eat these afterwards?? Seems very unsafe…. Supposedly nail Polish is harmful to your bodies when just applied on your nails.

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  39. Barbara Towe says:

    Dumb??? I don’t know how to get the egg out of the shell. I would love to do these with my grand children. Will someone please help me?

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  41. jennifer zacher says:

    To drain the egg (which I never bother to do) you poke a pin hole in each end of the egg and gently blow out the innards. If you wish to keep your decorated egg, this would be necessary. Since we just throw out the eggs after a week or so, I don’t bother with this step.
    You can also use acrylic paint for the marbling, but you must swirl it quickly because it thins with water.

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  53. Robin Hayes says:

    Glitter nail polish would look awesome on these!

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  56. jen says:

    u could also use the non edible dying eggs they have at the store for the fun of the poject

  57. marjorie says:

    LOVE how these turned out! I wore rubber gloves to keep all the polish off my fingers and then smeared the polish a bit for better coverage. And, yes, glitter polish looks awesome. :)
    FYI – I blew the eggs and froze them. For regular baking and cooking, just defrost them.

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  67. Lara says:

    Wonder if you could use wood eggs painted white then dry over night with this?

  68. sanjarh says:

    Actually, the eggs on the photos are only shells with a hole on the bottom so the person can hold them. I’ve just tried with eggs that were just boiled and it’s pretty difficult but I am not sure it they have become unsafe for eating now.

  69. Amy Persechini says:

    This was not very successful for us. As soon as we tried swirling the nail polish, it globbed all up and gathered on the toothpick in a clump. At first I thought it was because I was using old nail polish. So I went out and bought more. Same result. Did anyone else have problems with this method?

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    Beautiful, Chanel. We included this DIY in our Easter crafts blog last week: http://bit.ly/1ptsMbq

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    It looks great but what about any toxins from the polish leaching into the eggs…? I think I’d try this with hollow eggs (though not sure how you’d get them to sink below the surface of the water…?).

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