Occasionally Crafty: Cute Summer DIY Pedicure

July 9, 2010

Cute Summer DIY Pedicure

If you're looking for something cute to adorn your feet this summer, look no further!  I got this pedicure done a few years ago
Toenails

I watched carefully to duplicate it, and minus the white underline, came up with this:

Ready for the how to?  Here goes:

By the way, sorry for the poor images.  Our digital camera broke, so I am using my HD video camera in the meantime and I CAN NOT figure out how to turn the flash off and otherwise adjust the settings!  Grrr....

Anyway, start with a base coat.  I use NYC base coat/top coat double.

Take your color and, following the natural line of your toenail, paint down about 1/8 to 1/4 inch.  I usually extend mine just below the line to allow for some growth.  Don't worry about being too precise- you'll clean it up in the next step.


Next, dip a cotton swab or tiny paintbrush in some nail polish remover, and carefully even out the bottom line of your polish.  Also remove any polish that may have gotten on your skin.

I have to admit, this tutorial is done on my 5 year old daughter, and I wasn't as precise as I was on myself since I know she'll just have it scraped off in a few hours.

Next, take some white craft paint.  You could use white nail polish, but I find it easier to work with craft paint.  Load a toothpick with a small amount of paint, and lightly press to apply polka dots on the painted toenail.  I varied mine top to bottom, but you could be random, and even do different size polka dots.

Let it dry for a few minutes.  While drying, apply flower nail stickers underneath the painted toenail.  I only do it on the big toe, but whatever suits your fancy works.


Finish with a double topcoat to seal in the sticker and the nail polish.

It's pretty easy, it's cute, and you'll get lots of compliments.  Enjoy!

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11 comments:

  1. Oh so very cute!!! You did a great job!! :)

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  2. You know it's summer when the cute tootsies come out to play!! : ) I'll bet your daughter loved her fancy toes!

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  3. Oh, you clever girl you!! I am going to get a pedicure this morning. I am going to have to try and do this myself. This is tre chic.

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  4. I"m going out tonight and guess what I'm doing!

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  5. Cute toes are the best and yours are darling!

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  6. thanks for sharing! i'm having a slumber party with my 3 nieces this weekend and this just got added to our list!

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  7. I can not wait to do this to my toes as well as show my daughter-thanks for the step by step instructions!!!

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  8. This is so festive for the summer season! I love it! Now to see if I have a steady hand?!?!?

    Thanks for adding "Dittle Dattle" to your blog roll!

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  9. That is so stinkin' cute! My dd's would love this ... great bonding time for sure!

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