Intro: DIY Nail Art Dotting Tool
Are you wondering how to make a cheap and easy dotting tool but still want it to look store bought then this is the right tutorial for you.
Step 1: What You'll Need
For this instructable you'll need a few things which you can usually find lying around the house.
What you'll need:
pen (I used a fine tip)
nail polish (optional)
glue or nail strengthener (if required)
Step 2: Empty the Pen
The next step is to clear out the pen. What we need to do first is take the cap off the bottom of the pen. Warning- This will take some elbow grease so get comfortable.
Once you (finally) get the bottom part off you need to take out the ink tube. F or this you can just get a tweezers and pull it out or possibly take it out with your fingers. Next you need to take out the fine tip. To take it out is the same as taking the ink tube out of the pen. you just get a tweezers and yank it out of the tubing but be careful not to brake it. If you want you can get the pin and poke the tip of the pen to help get the fine tip out.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Next you need to place the pin in the hole in the tip of the pen to the correct length you desire. TIP - if the pin does not fit and the hole is too big just place glue inside the hole and push the pin in it should set with the pin firmly in place. Next you want to put the cap back on the bottom of the pen. It should just slide off with a firm push at the end. Next if the edges of the cap are rough read ahead if not then skip to the next step. Just sand the edges of the cap with a nail file. Then just seal it with glue and place nail varnish to patch up some of the broken plastic pieces. Your pen should soon look as good as new!
Step 4: Enjoy!
Now that you are finished you can use this toll over and over, just remember to wash it when your done if not nail polish remover will take nail varnish right off. REMEMBER if you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment box below. Thanks for watching!