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Craft Activity – Nail Polish Marbled Gift Tags

These DIY nail polish marbled gift tags are a unique and fun way to jazz up your gift wrapping. No two tags will ever be the same meaning each gift will have a tag that is an individual work of art.

There are just 5 easy steps to create these tags, and you’ll probably have everything you need at home already #winning

You will need;

  • A deep take-away food container. Something you won’t want to use again
  • A paddle pop stick or bamboo skewer for stirring
  • Nail polish in red, green or glitter
  • Some scrap newspaper to make a mess on
  • Some plain white gift tags  (make them yourself, or you can buy them for about $2 at any bargain shop)
  • Wire rack to dry tags

How to make Nail Polish Marbled Gift Tags:

Step 1: Fill the take-away container with water

Step 2: Drop in about 6 to 7 drops of nail polish, do this one colour at time. Once you have added all the nail polish colours you like, use the paddle pop stick to swirl the water

tep 3: Dunk the gift tag fully into the container so it is completely covered, and remove quickly

Step 4: Set aside on a wire rack to dry

Step 5: Repeat for each tag

The Nitty Gritty:

  • This is messy! Best to wear gloves
  • Make sure to try this outside or in a well ventilated room
  • Works great on white gift boxes too  (I got mine at the bargain shop)
  • You can use cheap nail polish, probably best not to use the good brands for this!
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

1 thought on “Craft Activity – Nail Polish Marbled Gift Tags”

  1. I’m gathering ideas for me to recycle my old nail polish and this definitely one of the things I’ll try. Perfect for Christmas gift wrapping.


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