Try out these fun ideas and creative projects you can make with your stash of nail polish. The more colors and types of polish you have the better!
Customize your headphones
These painted headphones look so easy to make and really spice up a generic white pair of headphones. Simply tape off sections of the headphone cord and paint the wires with any color combination of nail polish you fancy. Intermix with solids and glitter polish too!
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Paint cute magnets
Make custom magnets out of repurposed bottle caps! Use nail polish to create your own designs, or use clear nail polish to adhere printed paper, followed by a top coat of clear nail polish to seal the design. Hot glue a magnet to the back to create a custom decoration for your fridge.
Color code your keys
Add a coat of nail polish to your keys to easily identify them on the go. Use your creativity to add stripes, dots, and even rhinestones to embellish your design.
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Paint the soles of your shoes
Clean the bottom of the soles with alcohol and a cotton ball. Apply a thin layer of colored nail polish over the surface of the shoe, and place the heels upside down to dry. Wait about 10 minutes for the first layer to dry, then add a second layer as needed.
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Make rock monsters
Paint these cute monsters by decorating small rocks with nail polish. Carefully paint each side, letting one side fully dry before painting the other. The advantage of using nail polish for this project is that it dries really fast! Outline your character faces with a Sharpie and glue on googly eyes for added affect.
Stop runs in your tights
Easily and invisibly stop a run in your tights or stockings by painting a dab of clear nail polish at the beginning and end of a run while you are still wearing them. Nail polish is waterproof too, so you can wash them as usual.
Design your own phone case
Paint a custom phone case using one of your old cases or design a new one using a clear case. If you paint on the inside of a clear case the paint won’t chip off over time. Intertwine solids, glitter, and iridescent polish for a completely unique look.
photo credit: cutestomizingbydyana
Do you have any creative projects you’ve accomplished with nail polish? We’d love to hear your ideas shared in the comments!
Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.