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FRINGE BENEFITS

Gussy up the fringe of a plain handbag or clutch with pops of statement-making color.

+ DIY Painted Fringe Handbag

+ The Storibook

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LITE BRITE

Add a faux-marble finish to a set of candle votives by dipping them in a mixture of nail polish and water.

+ DIY Marbled Votives

+ HGTV

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CALL WAITING

Strategically placed blobs of nail polish on a clear cellphone cover recall a sweet childhood treat.

+ DIY Phone Case

+ Brit + Co.

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SHARPER IMAGE

Brighten someone’s workplace by giving dull metal thumbtacks a vibrant makeover in the color scheme of your choice.

+ DIY Color-Block Thumbtacks

+ Modcloth

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BOWLED OVER

For a one-of-a-kind catchall, marbleize the outer surface of a small clay bowl with a combination of water and nail polish, then paint the inside with a contrasting color.

+ DIY Marbled Clay Bowl

+ Gathering Beauty

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PITCHER PERFECT

This faux-marble pitcher is a tall drink of water. Pro-tip: For deeper swirls, drag a skewer through the mixture of water and nail polish before applying the stain.

+ DIY Marble Pitcher

+ The Sweetest Occasion

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

Gold nail polish adds a luxe—and far more spendy-looking—touch to inexpensive agate slices.

+ DIY Gilded Agate Coasters

+ Thou Swell

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MUG SHOT

To add some cheer to someone’s morning cuppa, apply the faux-marble technique to a plain ceramic mug…or two…or three.

+ DIY Marbled Coffee Mug

+ Domestic Fashionista

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SCHOOL DAZZLE

Pencil in this easy-peasy DIY for a school-age recipient. Simply freehand or stencil an eye-popping design on a clear plastic pouch for corralling stationery with style.

+ DIY Painted Pencil Case

+ Thirty Handmade Days