Have you ever loved a drink so much that you wanted to show it on your nails?
Anyways I'll show you how to get this awesome nails so you can go and show them off at that party tonight. Believe it or not some cans have really cool designs that look stunning on your fingers (:
And the best part: you only need a can,some scissors and half hour to do them!

Step 1: Get your stuff!

Find your scissors.
Now run to the corner store and get a nice pretty can. I really like Arizona tea cans.. specially the checkered ones, such as the raspberry or the half&half kind.
In this case I grabbed some Heineken I had in the fridge.. they have a nice texture too (:
Don't forget to empty the can and rinse it with water.

Optional: Xacto knife or cutter to help with cutting through the can.
<p>really kl</p>
<p>Can I file them down and round them off a bit with a regular nail file?? Or do</p><p>I have to get some kind of special metal sandpaper?</p>
What kind of glue did u use
<p>This looks cool and all but one good bump at the wrong angle and those things can...hurt you.. </p><p>D:</p>
Thanks, it's awesome
How do you cut them lol
<p>but wait once you've applied them how can you remove them? (i used superglue) im scared!!!! lol</p>
<p>Heres a quick tip for the future, never use super glue on your nails. Its extrememly damaging, and hard to remove. But if you haven't gotten them off yet, soak your nails in a small container with 100% acetone for a while, then it should come off. Next time, I recommend either nail glue, or a gel nail polish. Hope this helps! :) </p>
thank you so much for this! it's an awesome look and so easy to do!!
Awesome looking yes but won't you cut yourself.?
This is extremely hard and the edges of the nail did not stick easily even with super glue. Maybe some cans are thicker than others. I used a monster can.
I just did these with a green tea Arizona can and they turned out amazing! Thank you so much for the tutorial.
I think embed mine into a bit of clear acrylic or gel for added strength and for my husbands safety! lol Awesome idea! Thanks for the tutorial!
If I do, I will post the results on my blog! http://tarotladylissa.blogspot.com/ I will give you credit for the idea too!
Glad you liked them! Clear acrylic is a really good idea as the nails get damaged fairly easy. Thanks!
can it be removed by acetone or do i need to put on some special type of glue?
So i'm a guy and will probably never do this....... But this is awesome..... really lol idk why, but i love it lol
Could you use nail glue to keep them on?
Sorry, I only saw special glue. Sometimes I read too fast and skip things.
Nail glue is all good (:
Ohhhh really great work!!! I like it... Now you need a heineken earrings as such :
Yes! They would look nice.
VERY NICE <br> <br>Aluminum is soft, how durable <br>are they? <br> <br>Its a cure for nailbiters &amp; nose <br>pickers too :)
really very clever .. lolxx... well i am new in this nail art field .. but i must say.. this was an awsomeee instructable
Thank you!
Clever idea and very good instructable. Clear instructions and good photos. I think you did your first instructable quite well .
Thanks, I really appreciate it (:
<strong>I AGREE</strong>
THIS IS SO COOL. PERIOD. but yours turned out so GOOD and when i tried it was an epic fail. i can post a pic but it turned out really badly. oh well, it looks g0od on you! :)
Keep trying! I'm sure you'll be able to do it (:
Wow, they came out fantastically! I'm going to make my next gf try that. :p
Oh yes, and tell her to scratch your head with those. It feels awesome!
Anybody see the potential here? &quot;Holy Coke-nails, Batman!&quot;
That is a very clever idea, i don't like the look of my short nails. They keep peeling so i try to hide them. Thanks for the idea i might try them sometime soon.
I absolutely love these, nobody in my house is a big drinker though, so now i need to find a can....<br>Great instructable ;)
Awesome!!! Does your cuticle ever get rubbed excessively or cut, being near the tin/aluminum?
I've never had that problem, maybe because I don't use them for a long time.<br>I don't really like using fake nails in general and I usually wear my nails short. SO yeah, the max I have worn these nails is for a day.<br>Anyways I don't think that getting your cuticles damaged would be a problem unless you wear them for a long time.<br><br>Thanks for your comment! (:
Will cutting them be enough to remove any sharp edges or would filing be a little helpful? Great Idea!
If you feel that they are a little too sharp you can use some sand paper to smooth out the edges, but I don't really find it necessary. <br>Thanks for your comment (:
Good work! very nice use of the beer can's curvature! <br> <br>PS. I would like to know the typical thickness of american beer/soda cans wall thickness? I know SAB/Milleris the 2nd largest brewary worldwide and would like or compare their cans to international ones (a little side project...). Any replies welcome!
Well, I've noticed that Coca-Cola cans are thinner than most of other cans.. also the nails made from the coke cans tend to bend and deform faster.
At this point you could take these, flatten them out and save them as templates for future can nails. It would save time when making future pairs.
Yeah, you could do that.. but for some reason I prefer doing them all over again every time. Thanks for the comment.
ooh! really cool idea! :D like it!
Thank you!
A perfect combination of nails and beer. It is worth considering what is best.
Thanks (:
Even though you took away the sharp edges, aren't they still sharp?!

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