Friday, June 24, 2016

Doctor Who Nails using a Cricut

A couple weeks ago, my mom got me hooked on gel nail polish. It goes on so easy and it wears so well. I have never really spent much time doing my nails, but I love this polish so much that I have been painting my nails and my little ones nails a lot over the last few weeks. 

I love nail stamping and cute designs but I have always wished that I could customize my nails to my favorite things. I decided to try and cut out tiny designs with my Cricut and it was fantastic! 

To make these nail decals, head over to the Explore site and select the great big blue, Create a New Project button. I like to search for Doctor Who SVGS or silhouettes online and then upload them Cricut Design Space by selecting the upload image button. If you don't find a SVG, then upload a picture and select the simple image button. You will need to click the delete the parts around the image that you don't want to the machine to cut. Make sure only the part of the image you want to use is selected, no white space.

The images need to be fairly small for them to be able to fit on your nails, so make sure to choose simple images. I loved the little Dalek and was so impressed that the Cricut was able to cut out all the little dots so well.

After the image is cut, weed off all of the excess vinyl so just your image is left.

Paint your toes with a gel polish. I love Sally Hansen Gel polish, but any polish will work. Do two coats of color, letting the color dry completely in between coats.

When your painted nails are compeltely dry, peel the vinyl sticker off the backing and stick it to the you nail. Do a top coat or two over top to secure the vinyl.

I absolutely love them and they lasted so well! The decals didn't come off until I took them off with professional strength nail polish remover. 

The possiblities are endless. What would you put on your nail?

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A Busy Bees Life said...

A very creative idea and looks really pretty. I love that blue colour. Here in Europe the use of gel nail polish is quite common. I like that it doesnt chip and I can wear a lot of beautiful vibrant colors on my hands and toes.

Mrs.AOK said...

I love Gel Nail Polish!! I don't know why it took me so long to adopt it. :) Your decals are too cute! I've been wanting a Cricut for the LONGEST TIME, and now I want one even more.

Rachel Langer said...

I have never watched Dr Who but these nail decals are so cute! I bet you can make many different types of designs.

Amber N said...

That is a super cool design. I would love to do the American flag on my nails for independence day!

Becca Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, this is so fun. I love injecting little bits of geekery into my own wardrobe, so this is definitely a neat idea.

reesa said...

No way! Love the idea! You can make anything fun with this! Sharing!

Pam@IW said...

What a great idea and how creative. The possibilities are endless in making your nails different every time. I think I would do fireworks for the upcoming holiday.

Yvonne said...

These are too cute! I think if I could I'd make myself a set of Sherlock themed ones. >.< You're so creative and inspirational. Thanks!

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Amanda Love said...

While I'm not really a Dr. Who fan I have a few friends who would go gaga over this. BTW those Sally Hansen polishes are the bomb. I recently purchased one to use on a pedi at the salon and it came out beautifully!

Dee M said...

Super cute! The kids and I would do Harry Potter and Star Wars for sure. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!