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Use Up Old Nail Varnish And Make Magnets Snazzy At The Same Time!
These remind me of little gingerbread biscuits we used to get from Sainsburys when I was little- they had icing on them and they were sooo nice, and for some reason these magnets reminded me of those biscuits. Aah, how I miss them!

I had some mini free-with-a-magazine nail varnishes, and I knew I wasn't actually going to use all of them on my nails, and I also had some flat magnets my mum gave me that she didn't want any more, so PING!! inspiration struck!

Posted by asdfghjkl_amy from Kilsby, England, United Kingdom • Published See asdfghjkl_amy's 70 projects »
  • How to make a magnet. Polished Magnets - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get together some flat magnets.

  • How to make a magnet. Polished Magnets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Find some old nail varnish.

  • How to make a magnet. Polished Magnets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start by pouring the nail varnish straight from the bottle onto your magnet.

  • How to make a magnet. Polished Magnets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then use the brush in the lid of the bottle to even out the nail varnish you already put onto the magnet. Spread it to the edges, making sure it's even and about the same thickness all over. If there are any parts which need to be patched up, just pour some more out of the bottle, in small amounts at a time, and spread it with the brush again to make it even.

  • Step 5

    It does take quite a while for them to dry, perhaps a day or two to completely harden, so leave them by a window/outside/somewhere with a moving air supply, because they do smell rather a lot and give off nail varnish fumes- careful not to inhale them and go all funny!

  • How to make a magnet. Polished Magnets - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here's a close-up view of two of my set of 6 I did. I used pearlescent nail varnish on the one on the left; and it looks really good I think, detailed and swirly.

  • How to make a magnet. Polished Magnets - Step 7
    Step 7

    And, ta-dah! Here's my final set of magnets again, 2 pearly, 4 pastelly! I'd love to see versions with different colours and types of nail varnish... I can't find any more flat magnets and my mum won't give me any of hers from the fridge!!

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