How to Make Spring Flower with Wire and Nail Polish

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Before starting though, you should put some newspapers on your working surface as you will probably be making a bit of a mess. Start painting and cover the edges of the frame. Fill the petals with nail polish and try and hold the flower in such a way so the nail polish won’t fall on your working surface. Then wait until the nail polish dries, wait 20-30 minutes and apply another layer. Let the seconds layer dry too. You can also add glitter or apply some small decorative elements, such as pearls on the petals. You can also create jewelry with this technique, such as brooches or pendants as they will be a really nice gift for someone special.

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39 Responses to “How to Make Spring Flower with Wire and Nail Polish”

  1. Στολισμός γάμου, Στολισμός βάπτισης says:

    Great idea!!!!!!!!

  2. Sian says:

    How does the nail polish stick to the metal and fill in the petals?

  3. Sassy Countess says:

    Oh, I can’t wait to try these! I’ve pinned them too.

  4. Kristen says:

    To fill in petals you need a magic wand to apply the polish 😉

  5. Kari Baumer says:

    Yeah, how does it stick to fill in?

  6. Lesa Manning says:

    How do you keep the nail polish from dripping thru the wire of
    The petals?

    • Lynell says:

      Here is a video

      instructables.com/id/Stained-Glass-Flower-Ring/step3/Paint/

      • Amy says:

        This is a great project for pre-teen girls..younger ones wouldn’t have the patience to wait for production and drying time..:) MIght be smart for Moms to make the flowers ahead and then have a construction session with the girls…I might try this next weekend when my granddaughters are both here

  7. Jeanette land says:

    I have made one of these flowers and am now totally hooked, I have made lots of different kinds of flowers but these are the best, thank you

  8. Sue says:

    Wish there was a video that shows how to do this. How to bend the wire just right to make the flowers, how to get the nail polish to actually fill in like that, etc.

    • angelica mountains says:

      go to youtube, there are some videos that are really good, unfortunately it is not easy to do in big leaves and petals like the beautiful pink she did. youtube.com/watch?v=LL-iZPALUes

  9. Myra Willis says:

    These look lovely thanks for the
    Inspiration
    Myrax

  10. Kathy says:

    I’ve used this method years ago to fix the holes in screens that birds made with their beaks. The flower idea is great!

  11. angelica mountains says:

    this are really beautiful, is there a tip to make long leaves, and biger petals…I just did some, but it works in small flowers only.

  12. Bren says:

    I watched the video, which someone should tell them to move camera with the hands, couldn’t see some of it. My thought would be dipping wire in polish like you do bubbles. I’m going to try it and see

  13. Beverley says:

    Would be better if video included, instead of having to go find one !

  14. Nik says:

    A bit disappointed that the original content creator is not credited here. 🙁

  15. Bhavya says:

    thats a good idea
    i

  16. Pinterest nail art says:

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  17. Seymour says:

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  18. dj says:

    This is not really a new craft. When I was very young, I remember seeing some older relatives making flowers with wire and dipping them into some kind of plastic material that filled in the wire space and dried ctransparent. I love this twist on it as nail polish comes in so many colors.

  19. kate says:

    Is it fragile?
    if make for ring, will it crush easily?

  20. jill says:

    i tried this with the glue but the glue was coming out the back and dripping so i used less and then that was not enough , how can i do this without having to much or to less this is a great idea thank you for sharing

  21. Mr Neville Thomas says:

    I have been making flowers and trees from nailpolish and wire for many years and I have a lot of fun doing so. For some pictures visit https://www.facebook.com/neville.thomas.10/media_set?set=a.108086749358388.18257.100004711891160&type=3

  22. Marla Carter says:

    I wonder if this would work with the floated, marbleized polish….maybe let it set up just a few seconds longer than if you’re doing your nails….?

  23. Charmaine says:

    Very beautiful especially the butterflies can you please let me know how to make the butterflies and the dragonfly wire instructions

  24. Britt says:

    Video doesn’t work when I copy the link

  25. sweetnellys says:

    Wonderfull chef- doeuvres! Would like to know how larger leafs are made? do you soaked the wires? takes a lot of varnish!

  26. sweetnellys says:

    i ment nailpolish!

  27. Wendy says:

    No need for glue the nailpolish works well and is simple

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