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Spray Paint Marbling Instructions

Are you ready to use your spray paint in a whole new way? Use it to make these marbled vases and so much more.
10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Spray paint in a variety of colors
  • Surface to marble I am using two plain vases
  • Old plastic container
  • Craft sticks or scrap wood
  • Water
  • Tray and flowers to complete this project
  • Gloves optional but this project can get messy
  • Old cardboard or newspaper


  • Add water to an old plastic container. This project will ruin your container so be sure to use an old one. You will also want to protect your surface with cardboard and/or newspaper. Put on your gloves and start spraying small amounts of spray paint directly onto the water's surface.
    spray paint marble dip
  • Repeat for as many colors as you like. You will start to see a marbled effect on the top of the water.
    spray paint on top of water
  • When you are happy with the look of your paint on the water, dip in your project. I only did the bottom of these vases but you can do as much or as little as you would like. To remove the vase from the water, you may have to push away the excess paint that is still floating. Do this with a craft stick or scrap piece of wood. Then pull the vase out of the water.
    marble paint dip
  • Set the pieces aside to dry. I like to dry mine upside down. Repeat for as many pieces as you will be marbling.
    adding marbled paint to any surface