Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DIY Flower Decals {Tutorial} and a Tip



Today's post is a fun tutorial!  I am so excited to show you how to paint these cute little flowers on your nails.  They are super easy and I love the look!


You will need two colors of nail polish.  I am using my usual pink and also silver.  Paint your nails and let it dry.

Next, grab a toothpick and snap it in half.  Then, using a nail file, sand down the raw edge until it is smooth.


You will need a paper plate, or something, to drop a few drops of your flower color onto.  I used the lid to my nail polish container.  It cleans off really easily with some nail polish remover.


This is the nail polish I used for the flowers.  TIP *I got this stuff in junior high...a long time ago, so it was a bit sticky.  I poured a bit of nail polish remover inside and shook it up, and voila, it was back to working order!*


Using the larger end of the toothpick, make four dots and let it sit for a little while to let it get a little sticky.


Next, take the pointed end of your toothpick and press it into the center of the dots.  Then, pull towards the center of all the dots.  Repeat this with all four dots.


This is what it looks like when you're done!


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26 comments:

Just Jaime said...

Great idea! Love the flowers!

BigBearswife said...

cute little flowers! I just painted my toes pink last night haha!

christini yogini said...

Super cute!! Can't wait to do this today with my daughter!!
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meijo's JOY said...

So cute and look so easy to do it! Love it!

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

My daughter will love this... if I can get her to sit still long enough! Great little tutorial.

Ron and Diana Pike said...

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Someday Crafts. This is an absolutely adorable project!

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Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Oh! CUTE! I always wondered how to do those! Thank you for sharing! I'm following your blog, and would love it if you would stop by and follow back! AND I'm having a giveaway right now too!
Have a great day!
Kirsten
www.mushkiloves.blogspot.com

Caren said...

Wow, that was super easy! Never would have thought of that. Caren with a "C" preservinghomebasics.com

Jamie said...

Look at your cute little toes! This is so awesome and so easy...I will definitely be trying this!

Ashley said...

aw looks so cute!!! I LOVE summer toes!

~Iffy~ said...

Great tips! Thank you I'm gonna try this with my girls. I'm stopping by from the Catch A Glimpse Thursday party. I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party! It's going on all week,
& be sure to check out my giveaway too!
Thanks
~Iffy~

www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

Ladybird Ln said...

Ok, this is a lot easier then I imagined it when I saw the 'thumnail' I might even be able to handle it! Thanks so much for showing off!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Michelle said...

These are so cute! I am totally going to try adding nail polish remover to some of my old polish too! Great tips! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Jacque said...

This looks like so much fun!

Please share this tutorial with my girls over at my Sundae Shake Up link party! I'm sure they would love it!

Thanks,

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

Moquelish said...

That looks so good! Nice job.

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

We loved your tutorial so much that we're featuring it on our blog today! Come check it out and grab a button.

You're also our Sweet Blogger of the week, so your blog button will be on our sidebar for the next week! =)

Briana
sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

So cute! Thanks for posting. My girls love things like this, but the most I can do is little dots.

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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Cute tootsies Stephanie. Glad you found my newbie party and welcome. This is a perfect post. I get a few pedicures a year, but I said for the rest of the year I am going to do my own. It is so expensive to get one done. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Very cute! This is way better than paying $5 for them to do it at the nail salon.

~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation said...

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~Iffy~
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Jacque said...

Hey Stephanie,

Thanks for linking up your fun fingernail painting project at my Sundae Shake Up. I will be trying out this idea soon, for sure! It's such a cute idea!
Please stop by again on Sunday for another fun Link Party! Can’t wait to see you there!

Jacque @ Jacque’s Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely adorable! I'm going to have to try this out on my girls.

Tres Chere Vintage Market said...

This has got to be the easiest way to dress up your toes. Love it!
http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com/

Marilyn said...

How cute and creative..Lovely post.. I am hosting Project Pink Blog day today and I would LOVE for you to link this up and share with all the lovely ladies please.. TY SO MUCH.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/project-p-i-n-k-countdown.html

costlules said...

Just buy some decals from use you dont need to do all this !http://www.decalgeex.com/

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