watercolour mug

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Make a boring white coffee mug a little more interesting with a splash of colour.


white ceramic mug
old or disposable bowl/container
nail polish
Kitchen Paper


Fill the bowl with warm water.
Add a drop of nail polish to the water and let it spread out. You can also use a skewer to swirl the color around a bit to give it the effect you'd like.
Dip your mug in the water.
You can use nail polish remover to remove any excess nail polish on the bottom and inside of the mug or sections that got messed up.
Carefully pat mug dry with paper towel.
Once you've achieved the look you want, let it sit for at least two hours.

*best to handwash instead of putting it in a dishwasher.


  • creative
  • colour
  • craft
  • mug
  • mug decorating
  • Nail Varnish
  • quick
  • quick craft
  • simple

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