Today you are going to learn, with me, on how to make a “Less than 5 Minute” Press-on Nail Painting Station.
1 – One Foam Fake Flower Crafting Block – Rectangular Shaped
2 – One pack of Large Self Adhesive Hooks for hanging stuff on walls(You need only 2 large ones)
3 – One Pack of Small Self Adhesive Hoocks for hanging stuff on walls(You need only 8 small ones)
4 – Yourself or another able-bodied person to help out
I bought all these at the Dollar Tree for $1.25CAD each. I am sure there are packs of both large and small hooks together somewhere. Also, maybe your location has white small hooks too, so your set can match. I didn’t really care, so white and silver it is!
I had the plasticine one for a good while, but if got annoying trying to keep the cats from playing with them, as I couldn’t easily stick the whole tub with the nails on top in drawers or cupboards.
So I purchased myself a foam block, normally used for fake flowers, and stuck my toothpicks in there. This is what I have been using up until this project. What inspired me was watching a video on youtube a while ago, but a channel called UniqueNails. I searched but I couldn’t find the specific video. Basically the gist of it is that she uses the hooks to dry her forms/acrylic nails while she goes off and does whatever to the next one. She has since purchased some fancy nail stands which she uses now, but it still gave me the idea to use the hooks for my own projects. I think she used silly putty to stick the nails on the hooks. I will just be using the double-sided tabs for scrapbooking, which can also be found at Dollar Tree.
See the little square tabs? those are what I am talking about. I no longer have the packaging for them, but like I said above, I got them from Dollar Tree too, they are by all the scrapbook paper.
1 – If your Fake Flower Crafting Foam isn’t the same size on each elongated side, then choose the side with more surface to use for your hooks
2 – Take the wrapping of the Fake Flower Crafting Foam
3 – Take your 2 big hooks, and peel off the backing of the adhesive tabs, located on the back of the hooks
4 – The foam is fragile, so there is no second chances, you can’t peel these back off the foam without breaking your foam, if you are a perfectionist, you will want to be very careful while placing your hooks
5 – If the above sounds like you, take a magic marker and a ruler, measure precisely and place a dot where you want your 10 hooks placed
6 – Place a Large Hook on each side of the Foam
7 – Peel off the backing for the smaller hooks, and place them in the middle section
8 – Your Press-on Nail Painting Station is now done!
As you can see, I give no cares as to how perfect it is, I just needed it functional on a base level. I plan on making a few of these, so I can have a little nail making factory line on the go at any time, haha. I think I want like 5 of them. I’ll just make one a month or so, until I am happy with how many I have. They fit perfectly in my one cabinet I have for my art supplies. I have one really shallow shelf, that has good clearance for these. I think I can actually fit 8 across, but not sure I need to get that crazy with it.
Hope you all found this helpful or fun.