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Old 03-29-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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Do-it-yourself Mickey Head Nails

I know there was a thread on Mickey Mouse toes. I can't find it without the search function--I would have just tacked onto that thread.

Anyway, you can paint your own heads on your nails or toes. Pick two contrasting nail polish colors-. Get two different size small paint brushes--something that you might use for water colors.

Take the larger paintbrush and dip the end of brush (without the bristles) into the nail polish and press it onto the nail--don't get too much polish on the end of the brush. Follow with the slightly smaller brush to make the ears. It takes a little practice, but they come out pretty nice looking!

Anyone that has tried Donna Dewberry painting--it is the same concept that she uses for the center of a flower.

I know many people enjoy getting pedicures, but I thought this would be something fun and cheap you can do before you leave.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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that is such a cute idea! I will give it a try.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:41 PM   #3
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You can also get the small jewels for nails- they come very tiny up to about a 1 cm size- Use a larger one as the head and two tiny as the ears - Paint your nails and then when the nail is still tacky but not very wet place them on and then paint over with a clear polish 2 or 3 coats- Very Posh Disney!
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips! I am going to attempt to do mine and my daughters for our upcoming trip
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:42 PM   #5
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Hears another quick tip for nail art use the watercolor paints that come in the pots(tempera?) do your design let it dry then put on top coat. That way if you make a mistake you can wipe it off with out messing up your basecoat of polish.

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:45 PM   #6
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Oh how neat! I'll have to try that!
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:12 PM   #7
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Great ideas. I might try some for my upcoming trip.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:31 PM   #8
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My sister did mine last year with a black sharpie It worked and stayed under the clear coat.
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My sister did mine last year with a black sharpie It worked and stayed under the clear coat.
OMG...hilarious and such a good idea! I'll have to have this as my backup plan
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Gotta love sharpies!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #11
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A few years back I went to WDW with a large group of pin people and I decorated my fingernails with Mickey very easily.
I got a small Mickey head punch from AC Moore and punched out some Mickey heads from colored plastic. I used the colored area from a plastic store bag, mine were red.
I then put a coat of clear polish on my nails and when it dried I put a small dot (very tiny) and stuck the plastic Mickey head on. then I covered the entire Mickey head in clear nail polish.
This stayed on for almost a week.
You do have to make sure the plastic won't "melt" with the polish, some do.
I have also done this with a Mickey paint chip. I peeled off all the paper from the back and punched out Mickey heads. I did red/white and blue for the 4th of July in 2004.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:44 PM   #12
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Do any of you have pictures that you can post? I'd love to see the end product
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show us a picture when you finish
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:17 AM   #14
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I did this last year. I got a nail art kit at the Dollar store and used a larger clear crystal for Mickey's head and two smaller pink ones for his ears. They actually stayed for a couple of weeks! Here is a blurry pic:

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