5.05.2010

DIY Pedicure Flowers

You know those cute flowers they always put on your toes when you get a professional pedicure? I love how cute those look. Since I'm all about saving money and doing things myself, I decided to try my own. Here's how I did it. {I warn you. My toes are far from model material. I was not blessed with cute toes!} 

What you'll need:
At least 2 nail polish colors, a good top coat, toothpicks, and a warm patio.
 Start with a cute base coat. I've heard pink makes your feet look tan. 

A few tips:
  • Don't flood the cuticle. (try not to get nail polish on the cuticle.)
  • The fewer strokes the better
  • Do a light coat to start with, (usually takes me about 3 strokes total) wait for it to dry completely, then add another coat.


Using the polish of your choice make 5 medium to small size dots in a circle.
 Using the nail polish brush drag each dot into the center. (It's ok if it's messy)
Now take your toothpick and drag a line from the middle of each dot to the center of the flower.

You can even add a cute leaf by making a dot and dragging it out a bit with the brush. Make sure you finish with a good top coat.

Sandal time!
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18 comments:

jessica.emily.adams said...

So where do I sign up to get a warm patio?

meredith* said...

so cute! i usually use bobbby pins though because i like the rounded tip.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Love this and my tootsies will look so cute in my flip-flops with this little embellishment!

Thanks for linking up to Sugar & Spice.

Dave and Lindsey said...

cute!! i love this:)

Heather at All A Flutter said...

cute.cute.cute!! and a much better price tag then 30 bucks.

Denise said...

Nice! I love dressing up my toes, too. I even bought a kit with rhinestones to glue on when I'm feeling extra fancy.

Kristi said...

These are so much cuter than the ones I just had professionally done.

a little lovely said...

thanks for stopping by a little lovely!! love your blog, so cute!!

PVDela said...

I love doing flower like that on my toes, I use a superfine artist brush and make the dots with the end of the brush, the best of both worlds in one tool.

Lisa said...

How cute! I'm all about the home mani's and pedi's so this is great! I've always wanted to try this ever since I was little, but I never have. Thanks for the tutorial!

Mariesa M. said...

Very Cute! Thanks for sharing - I'm totally going to do this!

Sachiko said...

CutE, cute, cute! Thank you for linking up to my party!

Dee said...

so cute, must try this out.

Crafty Batches said...

This weekend is the perfect weekend to try this out, you did a great job! ~Sam

Bird said...

This is really cool!
This would be a fun activity for a girl-y, pyjama party?! :)

Thanks for linking up to my Link Party!

Oh, please don't forget to place the party button on your post so others can join us too? :)

Hugs,
Bird

Fawnda said...

Great tips! I am so ready for sandle weather! :)

Sheri@childmade.com said...

That's so great! I could do that. I'm always jealous of my BFF because she has such cool designs done professionally. Now I can too! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

3XMom said...

so pretty! WOW