January 04, 2011

DIY: Newspaper nails.

So I painted my nails with newspaper tonight and decided to share this easy how-to. This was also my first time trying this!
newspapernails

Supplies:
Light colored nail polish.
(I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Beige Blast)
A clear nail polish.
10 strips of newspaper.
Rubbing alcohol or vodka.
(I used Grey Goose Vodka)

howto1

Steps:
1. Paint your nails with the light color of your choice. Wait until they dry completely.
2. Soak each finger for 5 seconds in the alcohol, until the nail is wet.
3. Press the newspaper firmly on your finger for 20-30 sec.
4. Wait a few minutes before applying clear coat.

And that's it! You have newspaper printed nails!

Note: my smeared pinky because I instantly tried to paint the clear coat. I learned not to do this! I also only held my newpaper on for 10 seconds, doubling the time should result in darker ink!

31 comments:

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

How cool is that? I am so going to try!

elanor, said...

this is awesome! i'm definitely going to try when i have some free time. :) (i'm very slow at painting my own nails...lol)

Michal said...

This is such a good idea!! Thanks for posting it Heather. ^_^

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

oh my gosh, i want to try this so bad! repainting my nails immediately!

gee said...

i am going to have to try this.
wonderful DIY girl!!!
oh my..i saw that grey goose and thought of my mother in law. hahhaha..that is her drink.
xoox

JazmineKariss said...

Such a great idea! super cute!

-Jaz

http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

.Alyspank said...

Oh my god! That looks so cool! I've never been one for nail polish, but I will definitely have to try this out! Oh vodka and the things you can do :)

Alyssa

Meg! said...

Whoa, that's so crazy! Uuugh if I wasn't so lazy I'd totally do this. I just hate painting my nails because I'm way too lazy to either remove the polish when it starts to chip, or retouch them. Hmmm. I dunno though, this is a sweet DIY that I may be forced to try out. :| You've put me in a tight spot, Heather. A tight spot.

MelindaJane said...

That is such a neat idea!

xx
melindajg.blogspot.com

Sophi said...

I am so trying this when my nail polish needs removin! Best time waster everrrr. It looks adorable.

Amaris said...

I really like this! Looks simple enough, so I'm pretty sure someone like me will be able to achieve something like this :p

lillie said...

Woah that's awesome! Definitely going to give it a go! xx

Barbara said...

what an awesome DIY, they look fabulous! Gonna try this out :)

www.lapetiteprincesseb.blogspot.com

Lynzy said...

What a great DIY, I am definitely going to try this! If it comes out well, I will link back to your blog!!

xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

COURTZMELV said...

Woah, how amazing, they look fab! Definately going to give this ago, thanks for posting it! xx

lydia-lee said...

such a good idea! thanks for posting!!

im having a alexander wang esque studded bag giveaway on my blog if you want to have a look hon x

Ellie said...

I love it! Definitely going to try this :) xx

Hannah said...

Neat! I love finding new ideas for my nails, I've currently got a storm of ideas to do to them, I'm totally going to add this one to that list. :)

Nicole said...

Very very cool! How did you figure this out?? You should submit for next week's IFB links ala mode too.

~Nicole
http://employedpanache.blogspot.com

Mama Wolf said...

This is pretty much amazing! Thanks!

xoxo mama wolf

head over heels said...

this looks amazing! such a clever but simple idea - i'm definitely following you now just for this tip :D x

Milly said...

aaah your blog is just wonderful, so pleased to have discovered it. Your nails are fab :) xx

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, this is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I can't wait to try it! (I just found your blog through the profile on The Upside of Wonder).

Thanks for the how-to!

Looks & Books

Nnenna said...

ooo, love this DIY, I can't wait to try it soon!

mjaguilera said...

This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen! Thanks for sharing it, I'll definitely have to try it sometime!

mjaguilera.blogspot.com

Flor Y. said...

this is so cool! :)

TheStyleKludger said...

Ingenious! I'm trying this tonight!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Oh wow, incredible! I must try now!!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

PERFECT!!!

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

Amazing! How did you even think to do this?
Will definitely be trying it.

Deea - Remax Results ph. 801-809-9809 said...

is there a substitute for vodka or other alcohol for those under 21?