How to Make a DIY Nail Art Ring Palette Out of Gel Nail Polish

by RoseDIY13
7 Materials
10 Minutes

In this DIY, I’m going to show you how to create a nail art ring palette. That’s right; we’re going to be making a cute ring that you can wear when you’re painting your nails with a palette on it.

The palette allows you to put some polish on it that you can use to paint your nails, so you don’t have to keep dipping into the bottle each time. This is so easy to make, so let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • UV lamp
  • Plastic strip
  • Clear nail polish
  • Colored gel polish
  • Thin nail brush
  • Scissors
  • Nail file
Applying a base coat to plastic

1. Apply base coat

Apply a base coat to the plastic strip and then cure it under a UV light.

Applying a gel color to the base coat

2. Apply gel color

Once cured, apply a gel color on top. I mixed white with orange to create a peach tone. Once again, place the plastic strip under the UV light to cure it.

Applying a top coat

3. Apply top coat

Next, apply a top coat and then cure it.

What is a palette ring?

4. Cut, file, and shape

Peel your strip of color off the plastic and cut, file, and shape it until you get an oval shape.

Creating the ring shape

5. Apply base coat

The next step is to apply a base coat around the top of a nail polish bottle. This will create the ring for your wearable palette. Then cure it.

Making a nail art paint palette ring

6. Apply gel polish and top coat

Next, apply your gel polish on top of the base coat and cure it. Then apply a top coat and cure it and remove the ring from the top of the bottle.

Designing the palette shape

7. Design your palette

Now design your palette. I took a dark brown color and used it to paint a thick line around the oval. Cure it under UV light.

Sticking the ring to the palette

8. Stick your ring to the palette

Apply some base coat to the back of your oval and stick the ring on top of it. Then cure under the UV light.

DIY nail art ring palette

DIY nail art ring palette tutorial

Now you have a ring that you can wear while painting your nails. All you need to do is dab some nail polish onto the ring and use that to paint your other nails.

How to use the DIY nail art ring palette

That way, you don’t need to keep dipping into the nail polish bottle every time. When you’re finished, simply rub the nail polish off of the ring, and you can use it next time you paint your nails. Enjoy!

Suggested materials:
  • UV lamp
  • Plastic strip
  • Clear nail polish
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