I was inspired by the water marbled pumpkins I saw this fall and wanted to do a version with pink and white for Valentine’s Day.
At first I thought that styrofoam 3D craft hearts would be perfect, but after a little research I discovered that styrofoam and nail polish don’t mix. So I found some simple wooden hearts at the craft store and they were perfect!
For this water marble technique, you float some nail polish on the surface of some water and dip the object in to paint it. It really is addictive!
- wooden craft hearts
- nail polish
- a small disposable container to hold the water
Start by finding a disposable container large enough to freely dip the hearts. Fill it with luke warm water.
Take care to use a nail polish that IS NOT quick dry, since it will dry too quickly and not work well. There was a little trial and error for us. Our first attempt didn’t work very well. I think we took too long working with our nail polish at first and it began to dry and got all clumped up. Be sure to work as quickly as you can for the best results.
I really loved doing this craft -see me in action and catch my enthusiasm over on my Instagram stories in the highlights.
I used my marbled heart garland on my Galentine’s Day Bar Cart -read more about it here.