How to Make Marbleized Easter Eggs with Nail Polish

Your favorite nail colors, a container, and water are all you need for this easy Easter egg DIY.

When I sat down to brainstorm ideas to decorate my upcoming Easter table, I thought about how the vivid shades of some of my favorite spring nail polish colors would be the perfect medium for marbling Easter eggs. But be warned—making this craft is rather addictive. I couldn't stop playing around with different color combinations and dipping just about everything in sight into the swirly waters. The most fun part was seeing how each egg turned out completely different thanks to the technique. Follow the instructions below to create your own, and be sure to pair them with cute place cards to set the perfect Easter table; you can also place them in your Easter baskets and display around your home for a festive feel.



  • Nail Polish in Varying Colors
  • Medium-Size Tupperware
  • Cold Water Slotted Spoon (Martha Stewart Collection Stainless Steel Head Slotted Spoon, $25,
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Eggs Prepped for Decorating

Making Marbleized Eggs

Place the cold water into the container and pour a few drops of each nail polish color onto the water's surface. Be sure to experiment with this step, as the order you pour the colors results in varying marble appearance. Then use a stick to swirl the nail polish around before carefully submerging the drained egg into the water until completely covered. Quickly pull the egg out with a slotted spoon.

Be sure to scoop nail polish out of the water between eggs. After the egg is decorated, set it aside to dry. Repeat the above steps for each egg.


DIY Drying Rack

Create an egg-drying rack like the one pictured above by poking T-pins through a thick foam board about 1.5-inches apart. Simply place your newly decorated eggs between the pins and let them dry.

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