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Published on August 18th, 2011 | by Karen Lee


Crafty Uses for Old Nail Polish

nail polished rock

1. Paperweight

Use the polish as rock paint and create a paperweight or use it as a momento. The only tricky part is that the nail polish brush is a little thick so use a thinner paint brush if you have to.

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Karen lives a simple, frugal, green life and shares her eco tips and news on ecokaren and is a co-founder of Green Sisterhood, a network of community of green women bloggers, making change. When she's not managing Green Sisterhood or blogging on ecokaren, she is a chauffeur to two greenagers, wife to an accidental recycler, master chef to hungry locavores, seamstress, knitter, and dumpster diver, not necessarily in that order.

7 Responses to Crafty Uses for Old Nail Polish

  1. Hellothere says:

    I love zoya nailpolish -they probably bought that for you since it is the most popular eco-nailpolish out there…

    • Karen says:

      Yeah, it might be a popular brand but it still smelled awful. I prefer Scotch brand – no smell and it’s totally water based. Zoya had a ton of chemicals still. Not great for a young girl. But the colors are awesome, aren’t they? 

  2. Hellothere says:

    the colors are definely awesome – i have two colors -i have mermaid that i wear all the time for pedicures and the brillant pastel rich purple

  3. Hellothere says:

    i like that lockness mystery colot…the misty green and purple are good too…maybe i can get why not to carry their line of nail polish 

  4. Adrienne says:

    I like to use nail polish in any craft where I need a durable, fade-resistant paint. I decorated a plaque in my kids bathroom with nail polish. I also used nail polish on a decoration for my front door, which gets a lot of sun. Hasn’t cracked or faded a bit! 🙂

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  6. Caron says:

    I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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