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Create incredible designs using magnets on your fridge.
Magnetic nail polish has been around for a while now, but now you can create your own magnets with designs you can't buy in the shops.

Posted by More Nail Polish from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia • Published See More Nail Polish's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firstly, did you know that pretty much every single flat fridge magnet will create a beautiful line design on magnetic nail polish. You know the ones that you usually get from trades people or with handy calendars on them.

    You will need to experiment with the magnets you have to see which ones create the size lines you want.

    As you can see, if you just want to do a regular line design, you can curl your magnet around your finger a bit to get the design all the way around. Especially if you have really curved nails sideways.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 2
    Step 2

    Here is the example of how a regular fridge magnet works to create a striped design.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make sure you're happy to destroy the magnet you choose, because you will be cutting it up.

    You can check the polarization lines on a magnet by painting magnetic nail polish on the printed side. You may find some areas of the magnet are not suitable to use such as parts of this one.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 4
    Step 4

    Here I've photographed a piece of paper with lines on it, to represent the magnet with the lines on it.

    I will show you how to cut the magnets using this example lined piece of paper.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pretend this piece of paper is your magnet and grab your scissors. Then cut up the magnet to form various designs.

    This first design is a simple chevron. Just cut the magnet at 45 degree angles and then line up the magnet pieces so the lines are on a right angle to each other.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here is the Chevron design on the nail.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 7
    Step 7

    Another design can be made with zigzag lines by cutting the magnet in thin strips on a 45 degree angle, about 1-2mm thick. You then aligned the strips so the lines formed a zigzag.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 8
    Step 8

    Here is the zigzag design on the nail.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 9
    Step 9

    This design is created using four small triangles with the magnetic lines going outwards which creates a multiple cross effect.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 10
    Step 10

    Here is the cross design on the nail.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 11
    Step 11

    This last design uses small triangles again, but this time with polarization lines going around sideways. This creates a small square in the middle with concentric squares circling it.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 12
    Step 12

    Here is the concentric squares design on the nail.

  • How to paint a nail painting. How To Make Your Own Magnet Designs For Magnetic Nail Polish - Step 13
    Step 13

    When you are happy with your designs and have them all lined up, grab some double sided sticky tape and apply some to a small piece of plastic. I used the back of an old credit card that I cut up.

    I then transferred my magnets onto the sticky tape, with the printed side down. I then did some tests on a nail to see if the magnets were lines up ok. If you need to adjust a magnet you can just lift if off the sticky tape and move it.

    Finally I stuck a little label on the other side to indicate what each of my magnets were.

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ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
so pretty. i bought some magnetic nail polish and i can never get it to do anything Happy lol
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