How to make a marble-effect vase

Transform an old vase or plant pot with this easy marble vase tutorial

How to make a marble vase

Use this dipping technique to breathe new life into an old vase or plant pot.

You will need:

  • Ceramic vase
  • Pebeo marbling ink
  • Large bowl
  • Water
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • White spray paint (optional)

Step 1

Fill an old bowl with water ready for your marbling inks. You will need to make sure the bowl is deeper than the height of the marble effect you’d like to create on the vase, as you will be dunking the vase into the bowl. Add a few drops of the marbling inks.

DIY marble vase - step 1
DIY marble vase – step 1

Step 2

Using a mixing stick, begin swirling the marbling inks together in the bowl to create your pattern.

DIY marble vase - step 2
DIY marble vase – step 2

Step 3

Once you are happy, slowly place your vase into the marbled water, moving it downwards to touch the bottom of the bowl before removing. If you want to create a precise line around the vase, use washi tape to section off the marbling and paint the top of the ceramic with white spray paint once dry.

DIY marble vase - step 3
DIY marble vase – step 3

Feeling inspired? Why not make a coordinating marble canvas or matching marble coasters with these easy marbling tutorials!