Introduction: DIY Newspaper Nail Art

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Hi! I will teach you how to do newspaper nails! It's super easy and super fun! Perfect for those who wants to start doing nail art! Now let's go!

What you will need:

  • A newspaper (of your choice)
  • One bottle of light nail polish - (white, beige, silver, pink... You choose!)
  • A scissor
  • Nail polish remover
  • Quetips or cotton swabs
  • 70% rubbing alcohol
  • A small tray
  • Top coat nail polish (to seal the text on your nails)

Step 1: Cutting Paper and Painting the Nails

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    I recommend sitting outdoors while doing this because of the nail polish odours :)

    To start off you:

    • Cut out small pieces of paper for each and every nail

    • Paint your nails with a light colour nail polish. Two layers should be fine, and then let it dry.
    • Then use a cotton swab or a cue-tip dipped in nail polish remover to rub off the excess nail polish outside of your nails.

    Step 2: Soaking and Placing the Papers on Your Nails

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      • Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into a little jar
      • Dip the small cuts of paper in the alcohol and press on each nail for 30 seconds each so the text will stick
      • And then slowly and carefully peel the paper off from your nails.

      If the text won't show enough just take another piece of paper dipped in alcohol and press it onto the nail once again! :)

      Step 3: Watch This! a Video Tutorial! :)

      This is my first video and my first post on instructables! :)
      Please give it a thumbs up and subscribe if you liked it! :)

      Step 4: Place a Top Coat and There's the Finished Result!

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        For a finishing touch you:

        • Put a layer of top coat on each nail to seal the text so it won't rub off.

        So there you have the result! I hope you liked it and that you want to do them yourself!

        Cheers! :)


        perzoejackson (author)2015-11-08

        not follow but vote! sry!

        The voting has unfortunately ended! :) Thanks anyway :D

        perzoejackson (author)2015-11-08

        i wanna try this!! but i only have a dark silver and i dont get the sunday paper...what do i do?!?!?!!?!? HELP!!

        It could work with dark silver but I think the letters won't show any good though :/ maybe you can try any news paper you can find? :)

        perzoejackson (author)2015-11-08

        how do i follow?

        Meow2015 (author)2015-08-10

        could you use a light teal color ???

        101kallie (author)Meow20152015-09-07

        yes u could

        Felicia Does (author)Meow20152015-08-13

        You're using it as a nail color base? :) Then yes! :)

        Meow2015 (author)Felicia Does2015-08-15


        Felicia Does (author)Meow20152015-08-23

        No problem! :)

        actualerenyeager (author)2015-07-15

        amazing and cute idea! So trying this!

        Thank you! :) ^^ Post a picture when you've done it! :D

        maryjanel (author)2015-07-26

        you could do that with wrapping paper you like too!!

        Felicia Does (author)maryjanel2015-08-02

        That could most likely work! :) Give it a try and post a picture! :D

        HStiles11 (author)2015-07-15

        What is 'rubbing alcohol'?

        Victor Does (author)HStiles112015-07-29

        A cleaning product that contain a high amount of alcohol. Often undrinkable due to ingredients that will make you puke (at least in sweden) :)

        kopalrajpali (author)2015-07-12

        wow !

        Glad you liked it! :3 please vote for me! :D <3

        Ali_So (author)2015-07-02

        I voted for you!! This is an amazing idea!!! I will be sure to try them!!! Good job:)

        Felicia Does (author)Ali_So2015-07-02

        Thank you! ^u^ That's very kind of you :) Tell me the result later! :)

        micheleelizabeth (author)2015-07-01

        this is so cool!!! I will try it.

        Glad you liked it ^^ Please tell me how it turned out :3 And please vote! ^^

        ForTheLoveOfFood (author)2015-07-01

        it worked pretty well,i used my dads mouthwash:

        That's awesome! Glad it worked for you! :)

        tnx 4 the ausum tutorial! hope u win

        No problem hehe ^^ Thank you I hope that too :)

        shazni (author)2015-07-01

        Looks great!

        Felicia Does (author)shazni2015-07-01

        Thank you very much! :D ^^ Please vote! :)

        DaMome80 (author)2015-06-30

        Love this, & voted! ;D

        Felicia Does (author)DaMome802015-06-30

        Yay thank you ^^ please share! :3

        sallydaw (author)2015-06-30

        That's some creative nail polishing right there.

        Felicia Does (author)sallydaw2015-06-30

        Thank you! ^^ Glad you liked it! :D Please vote! :D

        ForTheLoveOfFood (author)2015-06-29

        is the nail polish completely dry when u put in the alchahol?

        Yes, it's completely dry! :)

        tnx! ill try

        ForTheLoveOfFood (author)2015-06-29

        voted =D

        Thank you so much! :3 :D

        ForTheLoveOfFood (author)2015-06-28

        rubbing alcahol isnt available

        Try using "Listerine" or any other mouthwash with alcohol in it! :)

        tnx! ive tried water lots of times but it doesnt work ill try and share a picture

        Yes please do! :D Would love to see! :)

        ranker777 (author)2015-06-28

        can we use anything else in the place of alcohol????

        Felicia Does (author)ranker7772015-06-29

        Maybe you could use mouthwash with alcohol in it or maybe you could use water. :) Hope any of it works for you. :) Please vote ^^

        happinessfairy (author)2015-06-28

        Very creative!

        Thank you very much! :) Please vote for me ^^

        Abigail08 (author)2015-06-28

        That's so cool, never would have guessed you could do this!

        Felicia Does (author)Abigail082015-06-28

        Glad you liked it! :D Please vote!

        Victor Does (author)2015-06-28

        Lovely! Great work! :3

        Felicia Does (author)Victor Does2015-06-28

        Thanks! :D Glad you liked it! Please vote ^^

        About This Instructable




        Bio: I have just started a youtube channel and I love to do DIY projects! :)
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