Seamingly Crafty

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Christmas Nails

on December 18, 2013

I don’t paint my nails too often.  I sew and I craft and I am always doing something whether it’s one of my hobbies or fixing something around the house.  So when it comes to painting my nails it is usually a wasted task! The paint always gets scraped off or chipped literally within a few hours of me not babying the nails!  Because of this, when it comes to painting my nails I go all out when I do.  This time I went with Santa Hats to be festive! And I  must say I’ve only had to touch up once  and I have clear coated every other day to keep them looking great! 🙂  I have also been in a slump as far as crafting and sewing!  Things in life have still just been all jumbled! It’s like a downward spiral on a giant roller coaster around here the past year! But we are a strong family and I am confident the new year will be amazing! 13 is just not my number!  So anyway lets get back to these cute nails shall we!?

Here’s how I did it..

I gathered 4 polishes.  a red tone, white, silver sparkles (this can be replaced with a nail gem but will require nail glue) and finally a clear coat.

This paint job doesn’t require skill so if you are afraid don’t be!

Using the red I roughly painted the top part of each nail.  I then went back with a dab of red polish and pulled it down and curved in.  When that dried using the white I made several dots across the nail just below the red covering over it a bit.  Be sure to stop before the part you pulled down.  Then using the silver sparkles I dotted the tips of all the hats.  once dry I went over the white and silver again.  When this all dried completely I went over it with 2 coats of clear coat.

To keep them neat and pretty I clear coat them every other day and touch up the colors if needed.

You can see in the photo above the red bled through the white.  I do not know why this happened it could be because the white I used was a really cheap brand.  In the future I will clear coat over any color before putting white over it to stop this from happening. 🙂

Thanks for stopping in and joining me for my venture in Nails!  😉

I’d love to see any photos if you try it!!

Till Next Time





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