Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fourth of July Toes...

I love makes mine and my two girls toes festive around holidays.  Cheesy, but fun.  I hope you don't look at these and say that you could never to that.  They really were very easy, but took a little time.  Slow and steady wins the race!
I only painted one coat of each color.  I started out with the white all over my big toe, and then make a square in the upper left side.  If you get polish all over your skin, just use a q-tip to clean it up.  I use a plastic plate and reuse it over and over for my designs.  I dripped a couple of drips onto the plate, and then  took my extra thin paint brush and made striped with the red all the way down. 
I even messed up a couple of times and just took the white again and touched it up.  To clean the brush you just dip it into the nail polish remover and wipe it with a tissue.
Then I took some star decals from Wal-Mart and stuck them on the blue.  They actually came like below in a set of four. 
For my little ones, I could only fit 3 red strips and a single star.  Don't ever worry about buying expensive nail polish when it comes to the colors.  The only one that needs to be of good quality is the top coat.  I love the O.P.I. top coat, it seems to stay on forever.
The Fourth of July is only a little over a week away, so get your flags on!


Amber said...

totally cute! doin mine for sure. thanks for the idea.

Jeannette said...


Mimi said...

with your easy instructions, I think I can do this!!!!
thanks for sharing

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~izybelle~ said...

Those are sooooo CUTE!!!

Miss Fergie said...

Thanks, hope you all give it a try!

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michelle@somedaycrafts said...

So darling! My daughter would love it if I did that to her tiny little toes!

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Mareeyah said...

The pics made me smile. I remembered the last Independence Day at home before my mission... I also painted the flags on my fingernails. :-D


Anonymous said...

Very cute! My girls and I will be decorating our toes today. I have red and blue but need the white polish pen and we're all set. Thanks for sharing!

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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

How fun! I love doing my girls toes... I'll have to give this one a try.

Julie said...

On my way to buy the right colors for this!! Just so CUTE!! I love it. I know my daughter will love it too! You are DANG creative, I might add!!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

You're a girl after my own heart! LOVE them-very cute!