Nail Polish Painted Glasses DIY
These nail polish painted glasses are fun and easy to make. Since they are so unique, they make the perfect talking piece or a wonderful gift! Make a set and pair with a bottle of wine or liquor to give as a special birthday present, shower gift or housewarming gift! These interesting nail polish designs will be a popular gift for nearly everyone.
These are super cute, highly customizable, and simple to make. The next time you need to give a gift or want special glasses for a holiday function, give these a try.
Here are some holiday and event color combination ideas for your nail polish design:
● Red, Pink, and White for Valentine’s Day
● Green, Lime, and White for St Patrick’s Day
● Light Green, Light-Blue, Pink, White, Yellow, Lavender for Easter, Spring
● Yellow, Blue, Green for Summer
● Red, White, and Blue nail polish for Independence Day
● Brown, Orange, Dark Green for Fall or Thanksgiving
● Orange, Green, Purple, White for Halloween
● Red, Green, and White for Christmas
● Navy, Blue, White for New Year’s, Winter, Chanukah
● Shades of gold or silver for a wedding, bridal or anniversary party
The possibilities are endless. You could do 1, 2, 3 or more colors. Consult a color wheel and do opposite complementary color schemes, or perhaps a monochromatic blue, green, purple, etc for a shower (when colors have been chosen), or a kaleidoscopic pattern for something really fun!
Nail Polish Painted Glasses DIY Materials:
● Drinking Glasses (any kind)
● Glass Bowl (large enough that the glasses easily fit inside)
● Nail Polish (various colors)
● Nail Polish Remover
● Waterproof Sealer
● Paint Brush (to apply sealer)
Nail Polish Painted Glasses DIY Directions:
● Clean the glasses being used in this craft with soap and hot water. Make certain they are completely dry and lint free before starting.
● Fill the bowl with water.
● Drop a few drops of nail polish onto the surface of the water. Use whatever color combination you like. This tutorial uses blue, orange, yellow, and pink.
● Jiggle the bowl a tiny bit to force the nail polish design to spread. If you like, you can use a toothpick and draw across the surface of the nail polish to make intricate designs.
● Once you are happy with the design in the bowl, slowly lower a glass bottom side down into the bowl of water. You do not want to hit the design straight on as it will create an air pocket that will mess up your design. It is best to lower one edge down, and then slowly straighten the glass out over the surface of the water to prevent air bubbles from getting trapped inside the design.
● Pull the glass out of the water slowly. Flip it upside down.
● If you are not happy with the design, just wipe it away with nail polish remover and start over.
● Keep the glasses bottom side up until they are completely dry. This can take an hour or more, depending on how humid it is in the room. You do not want to wipe the glasses dry as touching them before the nail polish is dry and set it will mess up the design.
● Once the designs are fully dry, apply a coat of waterproof sealer over the designs using a paint brush to apply.
● Let this dry for 24 hours.
● After you apply the waterproof sealer the design is locked in and you should be able to wash the glasses on the top rack of the dishwasher. Eventually, with prolonged dishwasher cleanings the design will come off a bit, so if you really want to keep the design intact, hand wash the glasses as the design should last longer.
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