Winter means plenty of days snuggled up in our apartments, especially when the weather’s crummy outside (hello multi-day rainstorms/snowstorms/sleet storms). So what’s a girl to do when she’s got a whole day ahead of her and no solid plans but eating takeout and watching movies? DIY some colorful crafts. These 17 marbled projects are perfect for dreary days, and not just because they’re so bright and gorgeous. They’re a cinch to set up (and clean up). So get marbling to your heart’s content, and who knows? Maybe you’ll end up creating a gift or two for your loved ones for the holidays.

1. Water Marbled Pots: Add a few drops of your favorite nail polish to a bowl of water, then gently roll your item of choice through the colorful swirls. You’ll get a unique look every time. (via Elise Blaha)

2. Marbled Clipboard: Use this chic accessory to display jewelry, photos or your epic to-do list. (via Fabric Paper Glue)

3. Sculpey DIY Jewelry Trays: Grab one of our convenient kits or go out and pick up your favorite colors of clay to create these super easy, super classy jewelry trays. (via Brit + Co)

4. Marbled Paper Garland: Make a bunch of these pretty paper garlands to string throughout your house for any festive gathering. Use silver and red for a holiday touch. (via A Subtle Revelry)

5. Dip-Dyed Marbled Mug: Create a totally unique set of mugs by snagging a few neutral-colored cups at a thrift store, then sprucing them up with a monochrome palate of watercolor swirls. Your friends will by dying to know where you got such cool china! (via House of Hipsters)

6. Marbled Balloons: Need a colorful and festive way to spruce up a party? Look no further than this super cute DIY to turn balloons into colorful accessories. (via Ruffled Blog)

7. Swirled Painted Beads: Get messy and have a bit of childhood fun with this cool DIY that can transform wooden beads into a bright necklace or ornament. Make a new one each year for a fun holiday tradition. (via Brit + Co)

8. Bright Marbled Paperweight/Coaster: Take a round tin, cover it in bright colors and fill it with something heavy to create the perfect paperweight or coaster. Scatter the tins around your house for pops of color everywhere. (via Design Mom)

9. Marbled Art: Who says you need to drop the big bucks on a gorgeous marbled masterpiece? DIY your own for a fraction of the cost (and plenty more personality). (via The Décor Fix)

10. Marbled Earrings: Your jewelry will stand out with a flash of swirled color thanks to these cute earrings. Make one in every color to go with all your outfits. (via Brit + Co)

11. Paint Marbled Mug: Take a break from the nail polish technique and try out this fun paint-based project instead. (via The Country Chic Cottage)

12. DIY Marbled Office Supplies: Once you find the perfect marbled template, try to resist covering your entire office with the gorgeous print. We double dare you. (via Design Sponge)

13. Marbled Trainers: Call them sneakers, Toms or trainers, we’ll call this super easy DIY one for the books. We can’t wait to spruce up our spring wardrobe with this one. (via Fall for DIY)

14. Clay Ring Holder: Give your bling an appropriately stylish stand where it can show off how darn sparkly it is. (via Brit + Co)

15. Marbled Glassware: Dip-dye your favorite glasses with corresponding swirls for a totally unique look. (via

16. Pretty Marbled Ring Dishes: It’s similar to our DIY above, but this project still gives us plenty of inspiration, especially for super uniform bowls that would be perfect as a gift for the stylist in your family. (via A Beautiful Mess)

17. Easy Marbled Paper: If you decide to gift any of these cute projects this winter, try wrapping them up in this super easy marbled paper. Or cut a marbled tag and let it pop against newspaper or parchment. (via Alisa Burke)

Which one of these fun crafts are you dying to try? Tell us in the comments below!