Here's all you need!
- A couple bottles of nail polish (we used 4 different shades of blue)
- A container of room temperature water
- A toothpick
- Glass containers of your choice (we used some glass Dairy bottles we had lying around but you could also use a vase, votives, wine glasses, drinking glasses, etc.)
I found this tutorial from Poppytalk (pictured above) the most helpful! To start, fill your bowl or container with room temperature water. The temperature of the water is super important for this because if it's too hot or too cold, the nail polish will sink instead of float. One you have your bowl of water, take your nail polish and start adding drops to the water, keeping your hand as close to the surface as possible so that the drops don't fall too hard and sink to the bottom. This step works best when done quickly, so josh and I held two bottles of nail polish each, pouring about 4-5 drops from each bottle.
You'll notice the drops immediately start to spread on their own. Once your are done pouring, you'll want to take your tooth pick and drag it across the surface of the water to create your desired marbled pattern. And then your bucket of water will start looking something like this.