By Jenn Shin
Marbling paper with nail polish? We were skeptics until we tried it. Luckily, it’s a total cinch to achieve beautiful swirling patterns on your stationery. You know, to upgrade your thank you notes to the next level. Keep reading to try this foolproof and totally addicting DIY!
What You’ll Need:
- An old cake pan
- 2-3 nail polishes
- Toothpicks or skewers
- Blank, heavyweight notecards
- Paper towels
What You’ll Do:
1. Find an old cake pan or dish that’s larger than your stationery. Fill it with one or two inches of water. Prepare paper towels for holding the wet cards.
2. Shake up your nail polishes and drizzle a little of each polish into the water.
3. Quickly drag a toothpick or skewer back and forth to create swirls. (Don’t wait too long! The nail polish will start to set on the surface of the water and can become a sticky mess.)
4. Start dipping your paper into the water immediately. Submerge it for only a second, then put it face up on a paper towel and blot. Repeat with as many notecards as possible. FYI, your first notecard will be the most pigmented!
5. Sandwich the damp notecards between paper towels and leave under a stack of books to prevent warping. Voila, simple handmade stationery!