Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DIY Glitter Toes

Where I live, it's finally gotten to be summer weather - and we all know what that means... you'll be wearing flip flops and you need to make sure your toes look their best!! Pedicures can get expensive, so I have come up with a way to do glitter toes YOURSELF!! And for cheap - which I think is the best part! I talked my sister and her friends to let me try it out on them and we had so much fun!


Want to know how to do it? All you need is nail polish and craft glitter. Yep, that's ALL. You can use any color of polish, or even clear. I recommend using a thicker topcoat if using clear, but regular clear nail polish works great, too.

First, place foot on a paper plate or cardstock. Paint the big toe with nail polish. Paint it on kind of thick.

Pour glitter on big toe and let sit. Paint the rest of the toes while the glitter sits on the big toe.

Pour glitter over the rest of the toes. Let sit for a couple of minutes then tap toes to get most of the glitter off. Making sure to wait long enough so the paint is dry, I recommend using a makeup brush to brush the rest of the glitter off your foot and toes. Pour glitter on plate or cardstock back into the container to use again another time!

Wait a few more minutes and then cover nails with a clear topcoat polish. Then you're done!
If using clear polish as a base instead of color, you can keep layering the polish & glitter to cover the nail (polish, glitter, polish, glitter, polish). You can add more layers if using colored polish as your base, too, just add glitter over topcoat and repeat the process. Just make sure to end with topcoat to seal glitter.

The paint should last a few weeks, depending on your quality of polish. The possibilities are endless!!

 Linking to Danielle's Nail Party and these parties!

31 comments:

  1. This would be so fun to do with my girls! Thanks for sharing. :) Love your blog!!

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  2. Oh what FUN! Especially for someone like me, who hasn't gotten a pedicure since a cruise I was on ten years ago -- I kid you not! I'm one of those who slaps on the polish just so my feet look less than imperfect in summer.

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  3. oh, meant to add, following you from the thursday blog hop!

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  4. Cool, but why not just use glitter polish?

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  5. Great idea!! I have been experimenting with my fingernails lately, I need to try this for my toes! :)

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  6. very cute! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

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  7. I am so in love with your glitter toe tutorial thank you so much for sharing girl! I gotta do this. Have you gotten a hold of myldstemple from the giveaway? I hope you love your prize!

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  8. Oh that is fun - have to try that!

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  9. Fun! New follower from DIC.

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  10. VERY NICE! I am your newest follower! COme follow me?

    {www.hannahhandmade.blogspot.com}

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  11. We did this too and my daughter loved it! So cute!!!

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  12. Whohoo summer toes. Thanks for this great and easy way to make mine look better! We appreciate you linking up with us today, you rock!!
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this!!!! I did pedicures at this place in Lindon Utah & the glitter toes that we did were way complicated. I love how simple this is! Good thing I am now a new follower!

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  14. So fun! The girls and I need an at home spa day!

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  15. That is so cute, my daughter will love this! I'm visiting from Its so very Cheri.

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  16. I'm totally doing this with my little ones tomorrow! They're going to LOVE IT!!

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  17. visiting from "Its so very Cheri" blog hop Nice feet there,... twinkle toes

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  18. Ha! What a fun idea! And it would be fun to create them too - though it would have to be done outside I think!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks for the tutorial! I need to go get some craft glitter! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime!
    www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

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  20. Very sparkly! I just wonder how long it takes to get all that glitter off!

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  21. Very cute, I need to give myself a pedi.

    Thanks for linking to Bacon Time, hope to see you this week too.

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  22. Love it~ super cute and so easy idea! Thanks for sharing it at FNF this week! :)

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  23. Very cute!
    Amy@
    SassyScarlett.blogspot.com

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  24. Seriously groovy! I have just started a massage course so only my toes get painted now so I am going jazz them like this to make up for missing my lovely long painted fingernails!

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  25. Very cute idea!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I can't wait to see more from you this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  26. Really awesome design. Thanks for sharing the post.

    Martha
    glitter toes

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  27. This blog looks great.It is very informative and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    glitter toes

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  28. Is there a reason why you painted your big toenail so sloppily in the second picture? Do you clean it off with nail polish remover later?

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