Do you have teenagers who want to give gifts to ALL of their friends this Christmas but don’t realize how much cash that could take? I was that teen who just couldn’t leave anyone out and had to give presents to each and every friend. And my sister followed in my footsteps. So, my mom always encouraged my sister and me to make something (since buying for all of our friends wasn’t in the budget). Gifts ranged from homemade personalized picture frames to sweet smelling candles. One year, I received a gift that I loved, and years later, I’ve decided to recreate it. This easy DIY nail kit is perfect for girls of all ages and makes a great stocking stuffer.
DIY Nail Kit Gift Materials:
- Mason Jar
- Glitter paint (any color)
- Large sticky letters- optional
- Nail polish
- Toe/finger dividers
- Nail file
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Nail Clippers
DIY Nail Kit Gift Instructions:
First, if you want to personalize your jar, stick on a letter. I used a sticky letter from a set I picked up from Michael’s. I used an L since my kit is for my roommate Lauren.
Then, paint your Mason jar with glitter paint. I chose white glitter paint because it looks like snow!
Finally, I added the nail necessities. I put the cotton balls in at the base, then stacked the nail polish and remover on top. I slid the toe or finger dividers, nail clippers, and nail file in last. I coordinated my colors and stuck to black, white and pink (three of my roommate’s favorite colors).
Note: Most nail polish removers are not very eco-friendly. If you are looking to make your own nail polish remover, just mix together an equal amount of white vinegar and lemon juice. This might take longer, but it will break down the polish. Soaking your nails in warm water for 10 minutes can speed up the process.
You could also wrap ribbon around the top of your jar to add some festive flare.
Since I already had the Mason jar and glitter paint, this gift cost me just over $5. It was super simple to make! Share your stocking stuffer and small gift ideas with us! And check out more Christmas crafts on our Pinterest Board.