DIY Nail Polish Marbled Easter Eggs

24th March 2016

I haven’t had time to think about Easter decorations, so with only a few days left I wanted to create something quick and fun. So I thought why not get creative and make marbled easter eggs with nail varnish! Yep you heard right and no I have not gone bonkers. I’ve seen so many attempt this, that I thought it was about time to get my DIY groove on. Prepare to get very messy…

What You Need…

Quail Eggs or normal eggs – I chose quail because I like the dimension. Whatever you choose, make sure to have lots for trial & error.

A plastic container or cup filled with water that is room temperature

Nail varnish  – any colours of your choice

Latex gloves – You’ll thank me later!


Nail Varnish remover – cos it’s going to get messy even with gloves 😉


How To…

Choose the nail varnish colours of your choice and drop lots of it into the water. As mentioned this has to be at room temperature. If too hot or cold the varnish will sink. With a tooth pick lightly swirl the colours. Then hold your egg between your fingers (thumb and forefinger) and dip into the water. Hold for a few seconds and swirl around the colours. I found this a little tricky at first so you’re going to probably need a few attempts until you get it right. Let the egg dry by placing it in a carton or something flat. Don’t forget your gloves if you don’t want to get your hands super messy.

Once you get the hang of it, play around with colours and have some fun. Told you it was an easy way to decorate some eggs and highly addictive. Once you start you really don’t want to stop!

I hope you guys liked this simple DIY project.Let me know if you have ever attempted it and how it turned out? Wishing you all a fabulous Easter and don’t eat too many eggs – I mean the chocolate ones. Who am I kidding, eat as many as you want!


  1. Rachel

    25th March 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Fantastic! They look absolutely gorgeous and I wouldn’t have guessed nail varnish was involved.

    1. Arianna Trapani

      25th March 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks Rachel! I know crazy right?! It’s great because you really have all the essentials at home 😉 x

  2. Kimberly Duran

    25th March 2016 at 1:40 pm

    This is such a cute project and yours came out fantastic! Love it and now I’m thinking up what things I can potentially marble… hmmm! xxx

    1. Arianna Trapani

      25th March 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Ha Kimberly I can already imagine the amazing things you could do you miss DIY’er xxx

  3. The White Approach

    25th March 2016 at 1:44 pm

    What a great tutorial and the end result is lovely. Have to admit though, to preferring the actual quail eggs for decoration ! x

    1. Arianna Trapani

      25th March 2016 at 4:00 pm

      hahaha! I did have an extra batch for eating 😉

  4. Stacey Sheppard

    25th March 2016 at 11:39 pm

    What a lovely little easter project. They look great. I can see how it could be addictive though trying out all the colour combos.

  5. Carole Poirot

    26th March 2016 at 9:19 am

    That’s such a great idea and the eggs look classy and grown up. Maybe I need to dig out all those old nail varnish bottles that I’ll probably never use up (at least not on my nails) – a very glam recycling post 😉 Happy Easter xo

  6. Antonia Ludden

    26th March 2016 at 12:38 pm

    These are so cute and decorative! I love the dinky size of the quail eggs. Such a fun project for easter 🙂 x

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