Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nail Polish Marbled Knife Handle

Want to create an expensive marbled look on a serving utensil or knife handle? Use nail polish!
I found this post by Erica over at Honestly WFT last year where she marbleized the bottom of drinking glasses. As soon as I saw it I thought of my knife handle--we've had this challah knife for years. The knife is in perfect shape but the handle has seen better days. Here's the before:

All you need is a container for clean water--be sure it's deep enough to submerge your object into, nail polish, and a toothpick. Gone are the days of only pinks and reds--today's nail polish comes in a rainbow of colors. For this project I used dark blue, light blue and apple green.
Clockwise from top left:
Start by dropping globs of polish onto one another into the water.
Swirl around the colors with the toothpick.

Keep adding more polish and swirling until there's enough to cover your object.
Dip the handle quickly, let dry.

I found some spots on my handle that were not covered so I added more polish directly on the handle and swirled that with a toothpick. Seal with clear nail polish (of course!) and hand wash only.
Linked to:
Someday Crafts


  1. What a fun idea! I'm slowly trying to move to less toxic nail polishes for my body, but have so many conventional polishes left. This would be a fun way to use some of them up!

    1. I've seen it done on plain small boxes or bottoms of wine goblets as well...

  2. Awesome to see your post. Similarly I got an idea to make use of tips to create like this, Thanks for sharing.

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