DIY Holiday Mani with Sharpie

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I used to be a DIY queen. When planning my wedding, I did my best to handcraft as many details as possible to really personalize it. But lately I’ve found myself neglecting those skills. I was really missing my (somewhat) relaxing crafting sessions. (Only somewhat relaxing because let’s be honest: occasionally the perfectionist in me rears her ugly head. But then again that’s what a glass of vino is for, right?! Right.) To get myself in the holiday spirit and rekindle my crafty side, I hit up my local Staples to pick up a ridiculous amount of Sharpies. (A girl needs color choices, y’all. And at $6 for the multi-color 12-pack I could afford the fancy shmancy neon and holiday-ready metallics too [both of which were only $5!])How diy with sharpie fashionAfter greatly over-analyzing looking at all my color choices, I knew exactly what I needed to do. Those sparkly metallic Sharpies just spoke to me and said, “Lauren, use me to make fancy holiday nail art!” (If you’re crafting supplies don’t speak to you, have another glass of wine.)glitzy manicure diy

To prep my nails, I did all of the usual steps. I soaked my fingers in warm, soapy water to prep my cuticles. I filed. I trimmed. I buffed. Next I added quick swipe of OPI’s BondAid. If you’ve never used it before, I highly recommend it for at-home manis. It completely removes all of the oils from your nail, allowing the polish to properly adhere.opi bond aid for perfect diy maniI followed with base coat. (I love Orly’s Bonder, which creates a great rubbery smooth texture to your nail.)orly bonder base coatThen came the fun part. To make the metallic really pop, I chose to apply two layers of a Winter-ready white (Sally Hansen’s White On). After letting it dry, I got to designin’. Stripes, chevron, polka dots? There were just too many options! So what did this girl do? Print mix, of course!metallic polka dot manicureTo set the Sharpie designs, I finished my fancy manicure with topcoat, and took a moment to admire my handiwork. All I can say is I still got it.use sharpie for nail artAre you looking for some new Sharpie craft ideas? Make sure to follow Sharpie on Pinterest for inspiration! Or you can connect with them on Instagram and Facebook for other great ideas!

*Linking up with Lauren, Niki*


24 thoughts on “DIY Holiday Mani with Sharpie

  1. Rebecca

    This is a genious idea! So cool – I can’t wait to try it! I am doing a Christmas link up if you want to share! I love that you did chevron!

  2. Tiffany Mace

    These are amazingly adorable!! I am already planning to make my own holiday nails by Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  3. Because Shanna Said So

    Lauren!!!!! This is GENIUS!!!! I am head over heels in LOVE and so want to copy!!! I never would have thought to use a Sharpie!! And I have that nail color on my nails right now & Orly is the best!! I need to check out the OPI bonder. Thanks a million for this post!!

  4. AJ

    I have been meaning to try a Sharpie mani, but I still haven’t…maybe Christmas is the time! You did an excellent job.



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