Looking for some creative new craft ideas to make without spending a ton of money on supplies? Nail polish crafts make the perfect cheap craft, for some projects you can probably make with things you already have at home! Plus, turns out nail polish is really just quick-drying enamel, and if you are like me, you already have lots of your favorite paint colors on hand. Although, if you don’t, and you feel like getting extra crafty, you can even mix the primary nail polish colors to make new shades! Personally, I love the DIY hair accessories I’ve made with nail polish, but don’t even think about settling on simply making a few hand-painted barrettes. One of my favorite things to do with nail polish is learn how to water marble, and you can do canvases, cups, ribbon, gift bags, you name it. Besides, nail polish crafts do not only make the cutest room decor, but great gifts for friends as well! So, go ahead and check out all of these innovative new ways to make crafts with any nail polish colors you have on hand. From bracelets to pots to earrings to yes, barrettes, you are sure to find one or more projects to make on this list, all with step by step tutorials, gorgeous photos, and instructions:)
Creative Craft Ideas to Make With Nail Polish
1. DIY Marbled Mugs
If you are not familiar with nail polish marbling yet, you sure are soon to be! Not only is so much fun to do, but you can revamp any of your belongings, or create something new. All you need is to swing by the dollar store, pick up a mug and some nail polish, and there you have it, a gorgeous gift in minutes!
2. DIY Marbleized Makeup Brushes
These DIY marbled makeup brushes are just another of the many adorable marbling projects out there. Plus, there is no need to go out and by the cutest makeup brushes out there when you can make them at home for less money!
3. DIY Color Dipped Mini Wooden Bowls & Planters
Being the perfect minimalist room decor that is so inexpensive to make, these DIY planters made with nail polish add the perfect touch of color to any living space! Besides, if you are up for it, these color dipped planters are great crafts to make and sell, always excelling on e-commerce platforms like Etsy.
4. DIY Marbleized Air Plant Pots
Succulents themselves are adorable, and that means that they need the cutest planters to accompany them! If you are looking for an awesome, easy planter project that stays on your budget and has step by step tutorials and pictures that make it a breeze to make, no need to look further, you have found the perfect project!
5. DIY Marbled Bag Advent Calendar
Even if you just want to learn how to marble gift bags and not create a whole calendar, this project is perfect for you since it teaches the basic techniques of marbling. But, the holidays are around and an advent calendar is needed, you can follow through the entirety of the in-depth instructions and pictures of this tutorial with and make the cutest, most affordable advent calendar out there!
6. DIY Marbleized Party Hats
Who said that party hats shouldn’t be as fun, lively, and colorful as the party is? Not me! With this easy, super inexpensive tutorial, you will stay so far on your budget that you will be able to freely spend the extra cash on another lovely decor for the gathering!
7. DIY Color Block Headphones
Plain white headphones are not the cutest accessory out there, so why not maximize your bland headphones potential by painting them with nail polish! Besides, I’m gonna be honest with you, I have tried out the string wrapped headphone tutorials and not only do they take hours to wrap and knot, but after a couple of months the string has started to fray! So, in dire need of cuter headphones, I tried out this nail polish color block headphones tutorial. Moral of the story, they create the same adorable color block effect, are super quick and easy to make, and the color lasts forever!
8. DIY Marbelized Ribbon
If your gift wrapping needs an extra pop of color, then here you have it, DIY marbleized ribbon! This project, like all marbling tutorials out there, can get a little messy but is so much fun to do that you will find yourself making it in your free time, not when you actually need to wrap gifts:)
9. DIY Statement Hoop Earrings
I’m not going to lie, I have found so many statement hoop earring tutorials out there that state they are easy to make and affordable, but when I actually get around to making the project, it takes me forever to make (because, I don’t know about you, but I am not a jewelry expert) and I end up not being able to find the supplies so I end up having to order it from some expensive store online. Besides, the best part about making a project is knowing that you saved money and had fun making it, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that this DIY does exactly that!
10. DIY Candle Mold
If you are like me and had no idea that you could make your own candle molds, well you can! This DIY candle mold tutorial teaches you how to make one of a kind candles (that I guarantee you won’t be able to find at party city) made from nail polish bottles! So, if you know someone with a birthday coming up, adorn the cake with the unique candles that they deserve!
11. DIY Marbled Votives
12. DIY Watercolor Vases
13. DIY Minimalist Marbled Phone Case
14. DIY Gilded Coasters
15. DIY Marbled Feathers
16. DIY Marbled Phone Case
17. DIY Watercolor Mug
18. DIY Marbled Hanging Planter
19. DIY Faux Crystals
20. DIY Marbled Paperweight
21. DIY Marbled Faux Wood Blinds
22. DIY Flower Bud Vases
23. DIY Confetti Colored Bowl
24. DIY Marbled Bead Necklace
25. DIY Bottle Cap Magnets
26. DIY Water Marbled Drawer Knobs
27. DIY Beaded Friendship Bracelets
28. Nail Polish Colored Necklaces
29. DIY Enameled Vintage Keys
30. DIY Marbelized Canvas Art
31. DIY Painted Bangles
32. DIY Marbled Nail Polish Canvas
33. DIY Watercolor Flowerpot
34. DIY Faux Gemstone Wrap Bracelet
35. DIY Nail Polish Marble Cups
36. DIY Painted Washer Jewelry
37. DIY Glittery Barrettes
38. DIY Painted Neon Gem Necklace
39. DIY Nail Polish Washer Necklace
41. DIY Customized Keys
42. DIY Nail Polish Pendants
43. DIY Holographic Room Decor
44. DIY Nail Polish Neon Chain Earrings
45. DIY Nail Polish Marble Mug
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