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Pizazz for your walls that will make your friends say "wow"!
As a poor and frugal college student I don't exactly have the money for decorative luxuries. As a result my walls were sadly quite naked. However, using things I had laying around the house I made this poppy piece and added much needed personality to my barren abode.

Note: Although I put an hour for the time it entirely depends on the complexity and size of your design. With all that hair mine took much longer.

(Also, make sure to look at the full size, please!)

Posted by Rampallion from Kansas City, Missouri, United States • Published See Rampallion's 2 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Obviously you can use as many of any color sharpies you want, but I think just black works best. It gives a more clean, finished look and really makes the color of the nail polish pop.

    As for the cardboard, I used a peice about two feet tall and a foot wide, but you can use whatever you have lying about. In this case I would say bigger is better though.

  • Step 2

    After you know what size your cardboard you can sketch on another peice of paper what your design will be. Keep in mind what parts you'll be coloring in with the nail polish. Don't get too carried away, painting with polish is very tedious and fume-y work if the area is too large.

    Additonally plan your design accordingly to the colors and amounts of polish you have on hand.

  • Step 3

    Transfer or sketch or design onto to cardboard with pencil.

  • Step 4

    Fill in desired areas with polish. You may have to do a couple coats.

  • Step 5

    After the polish dries go over the rest of the peice in sharpie.

  • Step 6

    Hang it up and razzle-dazzle! Your wall is now wow-a-riffic!

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Ninoo
Ninoo · Paris, Île-de-France, FR · 10 projects
Very nice <3
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Jessica D.
Jessica D. · Kilsby, England, GB · 7 projects
I have quite a few of those bad hair days. This picture suits me well so I have to make it!!! Happy thanks so much for the great how - to. It. is. AMAZING.
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Margo W.
Margo W.
Oh, I like it Happy
I wanna make this too... But then on a canvas Happy
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CO + K User

I WISH I HAD THIS IT IS SO AWSOME
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LockeyHannah
LockeyHannah · Vinderup, Central Denmark Region, DK
It only took you a hour?! You're just AWESOME.
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Megan R.
Megan R.
This is amazing i want to frame this in my room
<3
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Stacie L.
Stacie L.
That's like.... Omigoshness Awesome!
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candyummy
candyummy · Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, ID · 2 projects
woww!! Happy
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Scraphoarder
Scraphoarder · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 11 projects
Oh so cool! Well done Happy
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eloisey cheesy
eloisey cheesy
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!! 'O' This is actually amazing..I wish i was this good at art! I am going to make this..defo ♥♥
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