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12 Nail Polish Crafts

Painting with nail polish is for more than just your nails, friends!

By: Morgan Metcalf and Dana Byerwalter, Editors, FaveCrafts.com
Updated May 27, 2020
12 Nail Polish Crafts

Nail polish crafts like these are too pretty to pass up. Everyone has nail polish in their stash, so why not use it for these amazingly clever crafts!

Discover things to do with old nail polish. It's amazing what you can create! We also have a surprise below for crafts using nail polish bottles. Paint jewelry with nail polish, create your own custom mugs, and even decorate the Christmas tree!

It's amazing what you can do with nail polish. From everyday life hacks like painting key crafts so you stop mixing them up to decorating your home with items painted with nail polish, there are so many beautiful things to do with this versatile paint. 

What are you waiting for? There are a slew of gorgeous projects for kids and adults alike in this roundup!

Marbled DIY Mugs

Nail polish is the perfect medium for marbling! If you've never tried this painting technique, I highly recommend it. It's easy to do with materials you already have on-hand, and these mugs look SO elegant!

Marbled DIY Mugs

Splatter Nail Polish Frames

Give splatter painting a try! If you want to take those plain frames to the next level, use nail polish to achieve a shimmering, colorful effect.

Splatter Nail Polish Frames

Perfectly Polished Gemstone Necklace

It's time to raid your jewelry box because what was old is now new again. Paint jewelry with nail polish to give it a fresh, new look that you'll love forever. What's even better is now you'll have a piece of jewelry that perfectly matches your nails. It's a win-win!

Perfectly Polished Gemstone Necklace

Washi Tape and Nail Polish Earrings

Clear nail polish is the perfect sealer for so many projects, especially jewelry! If you have a metal ring you're allergic to, you can paint the inside with clear nail polish so it won't irritate your skin. You can also seal these washi tape earrings with it!

Washi Tape and Nail Polish Earrings

Shimmer Seashell Necklace DIY

Is this not the most gorgeous summer jewelry project ever? The coloring of the seashells is brought to life with a radiantly orange nail polish! That copper shine!

Shimmer Seashell Necklace DIY

Christmas Jewels Ornament

Start with newspaper to make the form of this ornament, then paint it as desired with nail polish! What's lovely about this medium as well is that the metallic hues really bounce off the lights of the Christmas tree!

Christmas Jewels Ornament

Quick Marble Painted Vase

Isn't this vase so wild? The shape is so artsy, and the colors really pop when you add marbling to the surface.

Quick Marble Painted Vase

DIY Bobby Pin Earrings

You read that right! These elegant tassle earrings are actually made from one of the cheapest hair accessories on the market. You wouldn't guess it just by looking at them! For some boho flair, learn how to make these earrings.

DIY Bobby Pin Earrings

Snowflake Glue Gun Crafts

Add radiant shine to snowflakes and decorate your home this winter! Start with a hot glue base and add blue and green sparkle to create your very own winter wonderland!

Snowflake Glue Gun Crafts

Quick Color-Coded Keys

Tired of mixing up which keys go to which locks? Color code them with nail polish! This is one of the best life hacks!

Quick Color-Coded Keys

Painted Angel Wings Ring

Learn how to paint metal with nail polish with this upcycled jewelry craft idea. This beauty is so cheap and easy to make that you'll want to make a ton to share with your inner circle. Say "goodbye" to BFF necklaces, quick jewelry hacks like this make perfect gifts for all your girlfriends.

Painted Angel Wings Ring

DIY Floral Statement Jewelry

Can you even BELIEVE how gorgeous this statement necklace is? The colors are so bright and pretty for spring and summer! Take any outfit to the next level with this knockout project. It looks like something you'd find at Anthropologie!

DIY Floral Statement Jewelry

BONUS: What to Do With Empty Nail Polish Bottles

Now that you've used up all your nail polish on nail polish crafts, what will you do next? Use the empty bottles as the most darling mini vases I've seen. 

Nail Polish Bottle Centerpiece
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