How to Make Fake Nails With Tissue Paper in 5 Minutes

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5 Minutes

Hi, everyone. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make fake nails with tissue paper. This is one of the easiest ways to get DIY fake nails at home when you don’t have any actual materials - and it comes out looking great! Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Fevicol glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
cutting tissue paper

1. Cut out tissue paper 

These DIY fake nails are made entirely with tissue paper, so you’re going to need to cut it to size. Cut out a rectangle that’s about the size of the nail you want, leaving some room for overlap on your own nail. 

DIY easy fake nails at home

Make sure the tissue paper you use has multiple layers like this one.

how to make fake nails at home

2. Make sure it fits

Test out the tissue paper on your nail to make sure it’s the desired size before you move on.

gluing the tissue paper

3. Apply glue to the tissue

Pull back the bottom layer from the tissue paper, and apply Fevicol glue to the surface of both layers.

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Make sure it’s evenly coated. Here, I’m using a small paintbrush to spread the glue around.

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Press closed.

shaping the tissue paper

4. Shape the tissue into a nail

Use the handle of the paintbrush or any other small, rounded tool to add a bit of curve to the tissue, similar to a nail. Then, let the tissue paper dry.

how to make fake nails at home

5. Apply glue to the nail

Apply glue to the tip of your nail where you intend to place the tissue.

gluing the tissue paper to the nail

6. Apply the nail to the glue

Apply the tissue paper nail to the glue, and press down on the surface and the sides to ensure it sticks and shapes nicely to your own nail. 

shaping the fake nails

7. Shape

Use scissors to shape the tissue paper into the style of nail you desire.

how to make fake nails with tissue paper

8. Apply clear nail polish

Apply clear nail polish over the tissue paper and your own nail. Paint both the front and the back of the nail, and then let it dry.

painting the nails

9. Style as usual

Your nail is complete! All you have to do is paint and style it however you'd like, and you’re done. 

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Here’s the finished nail!

How to Make Fake Nails with Tissue Paper

Now you know how to make fake nails at home, and all it takes are a few materials. Keep them stocked, and you’ll never walk out with boring nails again. Let me know what you think down below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fevicol glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
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