My nails were doing ok until I had to go and change out almost every bulb on my Christmas tree this week. Now they're a wreck and I can't be bothered to paint them again. My solution....DIY Nail Stickers!
Here's what you need to make your own stickers:
-Blank stick on labels and a printer
-Cutting machine or pencil and scissors
1) First find your images online and print them onto your label sheet. My labels are 3.33" X 4" (shipping labels) and I just did some Google searches using phrases like "Small Christmas Background" or "Small Sequin Background" etc.
2) Now find a nail template online like this one from LifewithFaith.org
3) If you don't have a cutting machine just cut out the shapes, trace onto your labels, and cut out. If you do have a cutting machine you can use the trace and replicate features to let your machine to all the work for you.
Import your image and then find the Trace options:
Click on Select Trace Area and move your pointer to select one section of the nail images.
Now click on Trace Outer Edge. Once you've done this you can move the original image out of the way and just use your traced image. You will probably have to readjust to fit your finger size.
Don't forget to Replicate another set by mirroring the image first.
It took me a few tries to get an ok fit. I was a little disappointed at first when they wouldn't stick but then I took off my nail polish and tried again.
Try coating with a layer of clear polish to really seal down the edges.
So much fun! These won't last more than one party, but I find the expensive ones from major nail brands don't do much better either.
What images would you put on your nail designs? Leave a comment below~