Sunday, December 22, 2013

How To: Nail Polish Holiday Ornaments!

Hello! I wanted to post this before it was too late! These ornaments are so easy to do that if you want to whip up a few before Christmas (which is just a few days away – where did the time go?!) you still have plenty of time!


To make holiday polish ornaments, I did check out a few how-to’s, so I figured I’d add another to the bunch. Here we go!

 First, get your ornaments. I didn’t know how it was going to go so I got minis. Next year I plan to get a bunch of different sizes, but this year I ended up with 4 dozen (minus one I broke) mini ornaments.

Remove the metal top piece, set aside. Protect your workspace with newspaper, paper towel or whatever you prefer. It’s a good idea to have some acetone nearby, too, since you are working with polish. Pick your color, pour inside the ornament. Slowly – I repeat, SLOWLY, swirl the ornament around so the polish coats the inside. This is Literary Lacquer Good Night Moon:


 I suggest using way more polish than you’ll need – it coats completely and makes it easier to pour back out. When it’s covered inside, turn the ornament upside down and allow the excess to drain back into the bottle. I suggest rotating the ornament as you pour it out to maintain consistency. Then set them to dry:


I took mini dixie cups, cut holes in the bottom big enough to fit the lip of the ornament. You can use baking racks too, or if you use big ornaments, just put them in the cups upside down to drain. I let them dry for 24 hours upside down:



After drying, they look like this:





After they are completely dry, put the silver top back in and viola!!


I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions! Comment on my Facebook page HERE.

Happy Holidays,


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