Here's a quick, fun project just in time for sandal season and showing off pretty painted toes. Last month, I had fun with a campaign where I got to play around with a huge box of Martha Stewart's new line of craft supplies to create a Mother's Day gift.
One of the stencils Plaid sent me were these cool reusable adhesive ones with tiny little flowers and patterns on them. What could I use them on? Candleholders, glasses, jars, for sure. What about my toenails? (Not sure what Martha would think...)
I reminisced back to my junior high days of painting bright polka dots and stripes on my nails and I decided I wasn't too old for fun, colorful nails. So, I bought favorite colors together-yellow and gray and try this little experiment.
And guess what? It worked out great and was so easy to do-not to mention so much cheaper than nail stickers or airbrushed ones. And, it's pretty handy that the stencils can be reused over and over again.
Here's how I did it:
First, I painted my base color-I chose a concrete gray.
I allowed to dry completely.
Then, I pressed the adhesive stencil onto my toenail where I wanted the pattern to be.
I wiped off the extra polish, then dabbed my second color, pale yellow onto the top of the stencil completely filling in all the holes.
Finally, I carefully pulled off my stencil to reveal the pattern.
(I didn't even have to wipe off the stencil each time or wait for anything to dry before removing the stencil.)
So, there you have your easy, cute, colorful DIY stenciled nails. Thanks, Martha Stewart crafts for making it happen!
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