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#DIYXMAS – Glittery Gift Ideas!

There’s something about this time of year that makes me want to dig out my knitting, hunt down my PVA glue and get crafty creating DIY decorations and homemade gifts for Christmas.

This is one of my new favourite DIYs, it’s quick, easy and you should have everything you need to get started without having to even leave the house.

Inspired by the trend for creating marbled nail art, this DIY uses the same technique but on a larger scale. It’s perfect for creating low cost Christmas gifts or few adding a bit of festive cheer to old ceramics!

glittery plate with a mince pie

What you’ll need

  • Glitter nail polish (or plain nail polish of your choice)
  • An old bowl or disposable tin
  • Nail polish remover
  • Kitchen Roll
  • A plate or mug you’d like to decorate

waht you'll need


Step 1: Half fill your bowl with warm water, not too hot and not too cold.

Step 2: Add a few drops of nail polish to the water and wait for it to spread out; this should only take a few seconds.

drop varnish into water

Step 3: Dip your plate or mug in the water or fully immerse the plate for a larger design. The polish should cling to the plate or mug, this can take a couple of tries to get it perfect but that’s what the nail polish remover is for; correcting mistakes!

Step 4: Take your plate or mug out of the water and remove excess water with kitchen roll.

Step 5: Leave your plate or mug to dry for at least two hours or overnight until completely dry.

Step 6: Your new plate or mug is now ready to use, it’s also dishwasher friendly!

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