DIY | How to marble Magnets with Nail Polish

Do you still have some nail polish that you won’t use anymore? If so, here is a DIY that will give your remaining nail polish a new purpose: I will show you, how you can use the nail polish to marbleize (office) magnets!


These are the tools that are required for marbling the magnets: bow, disposable gloves and skewer sticks.

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Disposable gloves*
Skewer sticks*


These are the materials that I used to marble the magnets: nail polish, magnets, garbage bags, paper towels, parchment paper, top coat nail polish and nail polish remover pads.

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Nail polish*
Garbage bags*
Paper towels*
Parchment paper*
Top coat nail polish*
Nail polish remover pads*


Step 1: Prepare bowl for watering

The first step is to prepare the bowl in order to avoid that the bowl comes in direct contact with the nail polish. This allows you to use the bowl. I use a small garbage bag for this task.

Now, you can pour water into the bottle. There must be enough water to let your biggest magnet fully dive into the water.

Next, put some parchment paper next to the water bowl. The parchment paper will be used to place the magnets there until they are dry enough to touch them.

Step 2: Pour nail polish into the water

The next step is to pour the nail polish into the water. Here you have to try out for yourself which nail polish (combination) works best.

Put on some disposable gloves. From now on, you must be quick: Pour the nail polish into the water.

Use a skewer stick to create a marble-like pattern.

Keep still in mind to be quick. The nail polish will dry out soon.

Step 3: Dip the magnets into the nail polish water

Take your magnets and dip them into the nail polish water.

Step 4: Let the magnets dry out

Put the magnets onto the parchment paper and let them dry out.

If you are not satisfied with the result, you can use nail polish remover to remove the nail polish from the magnets. Then, you can try it again.

If you want to change the nail polish mixture to some other mixture, you can use a paper towel to get the mixture out. The nail polish will stick on the paper towel. You can use the same procedure when disposing everything.

This is how my magnets look like after marbleizing them:

Step 5: Post process the magnets with some top coat

As last step, you can add some top coat nail polish to your magnets. This will give them a nice finish look.

And you’re done! I hope you had a lot of fun when marbling your magnets. I use my marbled magnets on anything: fridge, boards,…!



Hi, I'm Jenny! I love flowers and easy DIY ideas. If you like my DIYs, have a look at my pins on Pinterest!

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