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Nail Polish Swirl Glasses

You guys it is time for another Movie Monday Challenge.  This month it was all about a great, great summer movie.  I created these nail polish swirl glasses inspired by the movie JAWS!

They would make perfect gifts too.  If you love Dollar Tree crafts and gifts check out this long list of inspiration!

And if you like to work with glass check out these painted glass crafts!

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

JAWS Inspired Nail Polish Swirl Glasses

On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!  Last month we chose wedding movies and I made this Runaway Bride inspired Tennis Shoe Planter.

When we decided on JAWS as our Movie Monday Challenge I was at a loss as to what I could craft that would be inspired by this movie.  I had to give it a lot of thought but as I was perusing my friends blog at Sassy Townhouse Living I came across some vases she had created using nail polish.  They were so pretty so I did a search on Pinterest too.  Wow, a lot of people have done this and I was just now hearing about it.

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Everyone who is old enough remembers the horror of JAWS and this movie poster is so iconic now.  That movie literally made me so afraid to swim in any ocean.  I don’t live by the ocean but when I visit I still do NOT venture out very far.

The colors of the poster were the inspiration for my craft project.  I wanted ocean colors mixed with some sand.  I thought about adding the blood red but I really didn’t want the glasses themselves to look like a patriotic project.

Supplies Needed To Create Nail Polish Swirl Glasses

Materials List

Glassware – I got mine from the Dollar Tree

Nail Polish – I normally would use what I have but I did not own these colors.  Dollar Tree again!

Plastic Container – I tossed mine when I was done.

Water

Toothpicks

Paper Towels

Getting Started

Start by washing and drying the glassware.  I really struggled to get the stickers off the bottom of the glasses.  What a pain.  A razor blade and some alcohol finally did the trick.

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Add some water to the plastic container.  I chose a pretty small container because I wanted to contain the nail polish.  I just needed enough room to be able to swirl the glass.

Pour some of the darker blue nail polish into the water, then add some of the light blue.  Using a toothpick gently swirl the two colors around a bit.

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Dip the bottom of the glass into the polish and move it around a little to get the sides.  I didn’t want to get anywhere near the top of the glass so I kept it low.

Add more nail polish between dips.  It helps to keep the colors strong.

Turn them upside down on the paper towels to dry.

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

I waited about 20 minutes then added some of the gold glitter to the mix.  It did not work as well as the regular nail polish.  I didn’t want to pour out of the bottle and it came out in little clumps.

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

If this happens use the toothpick to break them up.  I was able to get little bits of the gold onto the glasses but it is hard to see.  A lot of it is on the bottoms.

But it was a fun project and I think they still came out looking pretty ocean inspired.

I even went to the lake to take some pics!  It’s just like the ocean right?

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

What do you think?

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com
I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

They are not dishwasher safe but I was able to wash them by hand just fine!  They are so fun to look at.

Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.


If you like it don’t forget to pin it!

I love to try fun things and these nail polish swirl glasses were a lot of fun and so easy to make! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

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Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Marble is one of my nail art design favorite. I tried doing other things using my nail polish and decorating vase, accessories, jewelry looks amazing with marble design too.

Michelle

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Thanks! It was a fun project and I will probably do more. I love the look of it.

Michelle James

Monday 7th of August 2017

I love these marble glasses Michelle!! the touch of gold definitely steps it up. they are so pretty! i want to try these!

Michelle

Tuesday 8th of August 2017

Hi! You should definitely try them. I will be showing how to do it on my Facebook live on Wednesday, Aug 9th at 6:45 CT. I hope you will watch. Thanks so much.

Carolann

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

The first line of my post was, I know I'm late to the game but I am in love with this technique. I was shocked I found out late about this too - now, I can't stop making things lol. I LOVE the way your glasses came out and the colors are stunning! It's one of my favorite crafts for sure, Michelle. Love your Jaws theme what a perfect match!

Michelle

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Hi Carolann! Thanks. I love this too and am definitely going to make more. They would be such gifts for bridal shower or wedding too. Thanks for the great idea!

Peggy

Monday 31st of July 2017

Love! So...what are we gonna drink out of them? :)

Michelle

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Thanks! We can drink anything out of them. It is probably time for wine right?

Megan

Monday 31st of July 2017

These turned out so pretty! I love the oceanic swirl, and the faint hit of Glitter for the sand! Also, make Goo Gone your friend - works pretty well on those pesky stickers! :)

Michelle

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

You are right about the Goo Gone. I need to get some more. I have some Un-Do as well. Thanks for the great tip. I am glad you like the glasses. They turned out really pretty.

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