DIY watercolour-effect crockery

Cup and saucer with marble effect | How to make watercolour-effect crockery | Tesco Living

Perk up plain crockery in a flash with this clever marbling craft idea.

You will need

  • A disposable deep bowl/tray
  • Warm water
  • Nail polishes – we’ve used blue and purple
  • Plain crockery – we’ve used a white teacup and saucer
  • Cocktail sticks
  • Kitchen paper

Cups, saucers, nail varnish, toothpicks and water | DIY watercolour-effect crockery | Tesco Living

Step 1

Fill the bowl halfway with warm water. Gently pour the nail polish from the bottle into the bowl.

Use a cocktail stick to lightly swirl the nail polish around the water. You could also use a straw to blow over the polish to help it spread out.

Bowl filled with water and nail polish | DIY watercolour-effect crockery | Tesco Living

Step 2

Dip the cup into the solution at a 45-degree angle for a diagonal design. You will need to dip it in and out quickly to prevent the polish from drying out in the water.

Cup dipped into water and nail polish | DIY watercolour-effect crockery | Tesco Living

Step 3

Take the cup out and dry upside down on a sheet of kitchen paper.

For every new piece of crockery you dye, you will need to refill the bowl of water and nail polish.

Watercolour-effect cup and saucer drying on paper | DIY watercolour-effect crockery | Tesco Living

Step 4

Once dry, make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

Make sure you handwash your new marbled crockery, and avoid putting them in the dishwasher or microwave.

Cup and saucer with marble effect | DIY water-colour effect crockery | Tesco Living

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