Easy DIY: Five Minute Marble Coffee Mugs

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If you guys saw this Instagram post, you know that I’ve been drowning a bit lately. I feel like we’re on that level where I can be honest with you and not live totally behind the facade of picture perfect blogger social media (because nobody’s lives are that pretty).

Balancing 18 credits and lots of bloggy business can be #astruggle. Usually when it comes down to blogging or school work, the blog wins — haha! But really, writing TBC is insanely therapeutic and keeps me sane, so it’s justifiable…right?

Anyways, in light of the recent craziness, I wanted to share with you guys a super easy DIY. It’s absolutely perfect for fall, and it was totally the study break I needed the other day. It only takes about 5-10 minutes and costs roughly $1. You’ve got nothing to lose!

Oh, and did I mention that you’ll have the perfect new coffee mug when you’re all done? Holla.

Here’s what you need:

  • A white mug (you can literally get them for $1)
  • Nail polish (vibrant/dark colors are best, no quick-dry)
  • An old bin that you don’t care about ruining

Another thing that I love about this project in addition to the minimum time/effort required (haha), is that it’s totally customizable. You can pick whatever color of nail polish you want, and no mug ends up looking the same.

Here’s how to make ’em:

  1. Fill the tub about halfway with warm water
  2. Pour nail polish into the water
  3. Dunk the mug into the bin to pick up the nail polish

IMPORTANT: The nail polish dries *very* fast >> almost immediately after it hits the water. You’ll need to move quickly!

It’s that easy.

P.S. There might be a film/residue on the mugs after they soak up the nail polish (this happened with mine), but it will wash off once they’re dry.

Oh, and that other thing that’s getting me through my crazy busy schedule?

Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods.

I’ve been sipping on these delicious drinks and reveling in my five minute DIY coffee mug all week. You guys know how I hate gross, uber processed products, so I love that these Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods are made from milk and no artificial flavors. I can also make a latte right from home, which is everything to me when I’m in the middle of a super stressful day.

They also come in seasonal flavors…

And man am I a dangerous woman being able to brew a Pumpkin Spiced Latte right from my own home.

how to brew (2-step process):

  1. Pour the flavor packet into your (brand spankin’ new marble) mug (my marble mugs were still drying when I shot this!)
  2. Brew the Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pod in your Keurig®, and stir to enjoy.

Do you guys love it, or do you guys love it? How will being able to make a Starbucks® latte from home affect your routine? It’s making mine SO much easier! Let me know what you guys think about it in the comments, and if you liked the DIY project!

P.S. Get your Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods (pumpkin spice included;) here!

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  • JadeLouise Designs

    I thought the mugs were gorgeous and now I love them even more, knowing just how simple they are! Really I am amazed at how easy that is! Love it! -client

    • Holly Habeck

      I know, easy DIYs are the BEST!! xx

  • Elizabeth Zamora

    I bet the mug would look great with black nail polish for the marble effect.

    xo, Elizabeth

    • Holly Habeck

      Yeah, that’s a great idea! Will have to try that color next! xx

  • Bri DePauw // ATG

    Yummy! I love those easy K cups to make lattes and such. And Super cute mugs!

    • Holly Habeck

      Thanks Bri!! And I know, K cups are the greatest — they’re so easy!!

  • Tatyanna Picou-Baptiste

    What a creative idea! I’ll have to surely try this out! thanks for the idea.

    • Holly Habeck

      Yes, definitely give it a try Tatyanna! It’s so easy and cheap! xx

  • Rosalyn Osorto

    What a great idea! I love how they came out! I would love to try the same with a gray color :))

    • Holly Habeck

      Thank you! 🙂 And yes, I best they would be gorgeous in gray too!