I loved the easter egg project Stephanie did and thought it might be fun to use nail polish in a similar way to make half dipped mini marbled pumpkins for Halloween. It was fun to experiment with color combinations and design. Have you ever used nail polish in this way before? This was my first time and now my head is spinning with other ideas.
Keep reading to see the instructions in three easy steps…
Styling and photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Isabelle Ambler
Step 1: Fill a bowl with lukewarm water (a plastic bowl is even better so you don’t have to clean out the nail polish afterwards)
Step 2: Gently pour a few colors of nail polish in. I was a fan of the gold combined with red and cobalt blue. Don’t pour too much (above is just about right). If it sinks, the water isn’t the right temperature. Swirl a little with a stick until you reach the desired look. Step 3: Holding your mini pumpkin by one end, dip half in pretty quickly and then set on some paper to dry. You have to work fast. After about 20 seconds, the nail polish will start to seize up (especially if you have a window open which I recommend because of fumes). We dipped a couple and then it started to seize so we cleaned it out and started with a new design.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>