DIY Marbled Ornaments Are Easy and Fun

by Alli

We are halfway through the 12 Days of Christmas series and today is all about DIY Ornaments. I’ve been wanting to make DIY marbled ornaments for a while so I finally got around to it. I’m thrilled with the way these ornaments turned out. Plus, this is one of the easiest DIY crafts I’ve ever done. You only need a few items and you can marbleize the ornaments in whatever color you desire.

These DIY Marbled Ornaments are so pretty and easy! You can add the marbling in under 5 minutes.

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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!

DIY Marbled Ornaments

For this project, you’ll need:

  • White Glass Ornaments
  • Nail Polish of Your Choice (new polish works best)
  • Disposable Plastic Container
  • Stir Stick (I used a long wooden skewer)
  • Water (room temperature)
  • Nail Polish Remover (in case you get some on your hands)
  • Wax Paper or Freezer Paper

Pour nail polish into the room temperature water. A little goes a long way so you only need a few drops. You can always add more polish as you go along.

How to Make DIY Marbled Ornaments

Helpful Hint: It’s really important that the water be room temperature. If the water is too warm, the polish will clump together. If it’s too cold, the polish will sink.

Stir lightly to make a marbled look to your water.

Dip the ornaments under the water and swirl. You can wear gloves for this project but I just held the ornaments by the topper.

Dry completely on waxed paper. I used freezer paper because I didn’t have waxed paper on hand. The ornaments dry pretty quickly and the color doesn’t smear at all. Yay!

DIY Marbled Ornaments for Christmas

You can also reuse the plastic container for future marbling projects like Easter Eggs or pumpkins or whatever.

These ornaments would be so pretty in whatever color you desire.  For this project, I used an OPI nail polish called Raisin The Bar. I actually thought it would be darker, but it surprised me. I do love the color and these ornaments would be so pretty on a white tree or a wreath. A dark blue would be pretty as well.

Pretty DIY Marbled Ornaments

What color would you use on your DIY Marbled Ornaments?

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Candy November 30, 2018 - 7:12 am

I have never made a marble ornament before but yours turned out so pretty. Might have give it a try

Amber Myers November 30, 2018 - 8:24 am

These are pretty! I love the marbled look. I need to make some of these with my daughter. We’d do a mixture of colors.

Shaliece Felder November 30, 2018 - 9:28 am

What a cute craft. I think my children will enjoy making a marble ornament this year. We will try it out.

Tomi November 30, 2018 - 11:06 am

This year we chose red and gold for our tree so I would probably opt for a crimson colored marbled ornament. I love this DIY. We used a similar “recipe” to make marbled Easter eggs earlier this year Alli

Nikki from Tikkido November 30, 2018 - 11:28 am

I love anything marbled, and I love easy crafts like this! Especially when they look so elegant and refined. Stunning!

Marie InteriorFrugalista November 30, 2018 - 12:11 pm

I’ve been admiring marble ornaments that I’ve been seeing online but thought they were difficult to make. Thanks for clearing that misconception up for me Alli and I’m definitely going to follow your tutorial to make some for my tree. Love the colors you choose too!

GiGi Eats November 30, 2018 - 2:10 pm

These are gorgeous! Seriously. I am going to try and convince my husband that THIS is what we need to do for ornaments !! We are buying all our Christmas stuff this weekend so … I will slip this idea into the mix 😉

Sarah Bailey November 30, 2018 - 2:42 pm

How adorable are these ornaments! I can’t believe how simple to make they are as well! I may just have to make some myself!

Emily November 30, 2018 - 3:49 pm

These are so pretty! I want to make these and have them in a bunch of different colors! This seems like a great craft idea for my kids to do too. Thanks for sharing it!

April A Decheine November 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm

Oh my gosh, I love the ornaments, they look so expensive! What a bunch of great ideas, I am just beginning to decorate for the holidays.

Lisa Martin November 30, 2018 - 9:31 pm

This is so awesome. We tried this at a moms thing once and it turned out terrible. All the paint went to the bottom. But we had fun. Your directions are really good. This sounds like it would work so much better than the one we tried. I may have to try it again. I love giving ornaments away.

Super Mom - No Cape! November 30, 2018 - 9:42 pm

Ohhhh!!… those are so pretty! This just added another project to my ever growing list. 🙂

Terri Steffes December 1, 2018 - 9:26 am

I haven’t made these either. I like your tutorial, though, some of the confusion I had about them you cleared up!

Laura Dove December 1, 2018 - 2:37 pm

Oh they are so pretty! They look so unique and lovely too, and home made ornaments are just the best!

Ronnie December 1, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Love the idea! I wonder what they would look like in a combination of colors? Is that possible or would they all mix together?

ricci December 1, 2018 - 9:53 pm

These marbled ornaments are gorgeous! I love bright colors on my Christmas tree so I may have to try making these for myself!

Amy h December 1, 2018 - 11:05 pm

These ornaments are adorable! I bet my daughter would love to help me make some for our t

Jenny December 2, 2018 - 7:09 am

These turned out so pretty! I love the look of them and nail polish comes in so many pretty colors.

Elizabeth Neas December 2, 2018 - 9:01 am

I would love to make these for our tree. I would probably pick a red and gold, maybe with glitter. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for such a fun and pretty idea.

Matt D. December 2, 2018 - 9:24 pm

Wow, those marbles look nice. Time to make use of those nail polish lying around here somewhere.

Swathi December 2, 2018 - 9:45 pm

Looks beautiful and easy. I am going to give it try. Kids will enjoy making the ornaments.

Melissa December 2, 2018 - 10:37 pm

These DIY marbled ornaments looks easy to make and so much fun! Would be a great craft with teens!

Zar Santos December 12, 2018 - 3:30 am

It looks amazing! I’d like to do mine with red 🙂


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