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 I to make something (since buying for all of our friends wasn’t in the budget). Our diy gifts ranged from homemade personalized picture frames to sweet smelling candles. One year, I received a gift that I just loved, and years later, I’ve decided to recreate it. This easy DIY nail manicure kit is perfect for girls of all ages and makes a great stocking stuffer.
Homemade Nail Manicure Kit Tutorial
- Mason Jar
- Translucent Glitter paint (For example, FolkArt Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint)
- Large sticky letters- optional
Manicure Kit Supplies:
- Nail polish
- Toe/finger dividers
- Nail file
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Nail Clippers
- DIY Cuticle Oil
Nail Kit Mason Jar Craft Instructions:
First, if you want to personalize your jar, stick on a letter. I used a sticky letter from a set I picked up at Michael’s. I used an L since my nail set is for my roommate Lauren.
Then, paint your Mason jar with glitter paint. I chose white glitter paint because it looks like snow and is perfect for this DIY Christmas gift.
At Home Manicure Kit Instructions
Finally, I added the nail manicure 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, DIY cuticle oil, and nail file in last. I coordinated my colors and stuck to black, white and pink (three of my roommate’s favorite colors). You could also print up some manicure instructions if you think those would be useful.
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. It will also help soften your nail cuticles so you can push them back easily.
You could also wrap ribbon around the top of your jar to add some festive flare. This DIY Nail Manicure Kit would also be great to gift someone with homemade foot soak if you want to make into a spa day type of gift so they could do a pedicure too!
Since I already had the Mason jar and glitter paint, this gift cost me just over $5. This DIY nail manicure kit was super simple to make and they are such a fun and useful gift to receive.
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Nicole B says
These are a cute gift idea. I had never heard about using vinegar and lemon juice to remove nail polish. That’s a cool tip! Thanks!