Monday, September 26, 2011

Newsworthy Nails!

We have wanted to post this project for months! Unfortunately, none of the mamas have long, lovely nails. We kept hoping we might magically grow some, but that never happened. So use your imagination and picture this fun and funky nail art on your beautiful hands and not on these dishpan hands!

What you need:

  • nail polish (we used white so you could see it better, but almost any color would work)

  • rubbing alcohol

  • clear top coat

  • newspaper
Click here to watch a video of this process!

First paint your nails your base color. Let them thoroughly dry. Next, pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol in a small bowl or shot glass. Stick your finger in for about 5 seconds. Press a small piece of newspaper to your nail. Don't hold it for more than a couple of seconds, or it will start to stick. Pay attention to the direction of the newspaper type.

Finish off each nail with a coat of clear topcoat. Wash off your fingers to get any of the extra newsprint off your hands (you can use rubbing alcohol for this as well).

Even our little boys were impressed by how cool these came out!

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  1. My friend was just telling me about this. How totally cool! My daughter is going to freak when we do this!

  2. These are fabulous! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Your feature goes live Sat. (10-8) Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!