Make Your Own Custom Nail Wraps

Got a toothpick, plastic wrap, and some nail polish? LET'S DO THIS.
Publish date:
November 28, 2014
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I have mixed feelings about nail art. Sometimes, I’m all, You can make polkadots with toothpicks? This will change EVERYTHING! Other times I'm more like, Pass me the acetone because these galaxy nails make me look like I was involved in an oil spill clean up.

These DIY nail wraps aren’t foolproof, but they are a pretty interesting way to level up your nail art game. All you need is nail polish, plastic wrap, and a toothpick.

STEP 1: Put your nail underneath the plastic wrap so you can see how big the nail wrap should be.

STEP 2: Now paint your nail on top of the plastic wrap, as seen above. I’m doing a marble pattern, so I put a big glob of pink in the middle.

STEP 3: While the polish is still wet, use a toothpick to swirl the pink into the peach.

STEP 4: Add as many colors as you like. I used peach, pink, and orange.

STEP 5: After your wraps are complete, set them aside to dry for a couple of hours.

STEP 6: Paint your nails a base color. It doesn’t have to be perfect--the nail wraps will be going over them.

STEP 7: Carefully remove each wrap from the plastic wrap with a toothpick. They should slide off pretty easily. While your nails are still wet, place the wrap on top and press down.

Clean it up with a file like you would do with a regular nail wrap. Then brush on a top coat and you’re good to go! You can touch up gaps with more nail polish.

  • Have you tried DIY nail wraps?
  • What's the best non-DIY nail wrap brand you've tried?
  • What would your dream wraps look like?