Everyone has a utensil holder on the kitchen counter, and for the most part we think nothing of them. But just because they serve a purpose doesn’t mean you have to settle for a plain, colorless container! If you want to add some unexpected color to your countertops, then this project is the way go. Plus, once you learn to marble, it’ll be really hard to stop!
The trick to successful marbling is working fast. I’ve found that it helps to take the cap off all the nail polishes, then pour them into the hot water at the same time with one hand as you swirl a pattern with the other. I suggest doing a couple test runs before marbling your utensil holder. Finally, be sure to work in a well-ventilated area because there will be fumes!
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Fill the tub, bowl, or bucket with hot water. Whichever vessel you use, make sure it’s deep enough to cover as much of the utensil holder as you want to marble. (If you’re marbling flatter objects, you’ll need something that’s only a few inches deep. Keep in mind for future projects!) Note that in the future you can use this container only for marbling/painting since the nail polish will drop to the bottom and stick there—so don’t use your nice baking bowls!
Pull the utensil holder out of the water and let dry. You can dab off excess water, just be careful not to smudge the design.