How to Make Fake Nails Out of Nail Polish & Paper in 7 Simple Steps
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make fake nails out of nail polish. If you’ve been wanting fake nails but don’t want to pay to have them done and press-ons just aren’t working for you, then these DIY fake nails are for you.
So, to learn how to make fake nails at home, keep reading, and let’s get started.
Tools and materials:
- Nail polish
1. Cut the paper
Get a piece of paper and cut it into strips big enough to cover your nails.
Use the first strip you cut as a guide for the following ones so each strip is roughly the same size. You’ll need two strips to make one nail.
I recommend using paper that is a bit thicker, like cardstock, as you’ll have a hard time making nails out of flimsy, letter paper.
2. Cut your strips into the shape of a nail
Before you start shaping, fold your strip in half. This is going to make a thicker and stronger nail. Then use scissors to cut them into the shape of a nail.
3. Create a curve in the nail
To mimic the natural curve of a nail, lay the paper nail into the fold of your palm and indent the curve with a pair of scissors.
4. Stick the folded nail sides together
Open the folded nail and apply nail polish to the surface of one nail. Close it back up and press it firmly to get the two pieces to stick together.
5. Attach another nail to the first nail
Apply nail polish to the nail again, but this time add a different strip to the nail. Allow it to dry and harden in a curved shape.
6. Attach paper nail to your own nail
Apply nail polish to your own nails.
This is going to act as a sticking agent, so as soon as your nail is covered, apply the fake nail while it’s still wet.
7. Apply nail polish
Apply nail polish to the front and back of the attached, paper nail for a more natural look, and let it dry.
Here’s the finished nail!
How to make fake nails out of nail polish & paper
Now you know how to make fake nails, you can go off and make more of your own! These nails are great for people who struggle to find good press-ons that match the size of your nail and are in your desired shape.
You can style these however you want and choose different colors of paper depending on the style you want. You can even print out designs on the appropriate kind of paper!
How to make fake nails out of nail polish is easier than you think, right? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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You can’t wash your hands correct?
cute and fun for little girls.
But you want be able to wash your hands, correct? Not good at this time with Covid on the rise again!
Why go to all this trouble and then not be able to get them wet??? I wouldn’t go to all that trouble and then not be able to get them wet!!!!
Hi, I don't understand 'how' these nails can be in any way functional..!? Maybe if you are going go. *Get Dressed 1st so they Don't Bent.. Or if you are having photos done..!!
I'm sorry but I can't think of Any Way to think of these as using for something special..
7How could they be Used for day to day stuff - cleaning up in the kitchen, washing Anything..
Know what I mean..!!
* They would be great for girls to play with..!!