This post was most recently updated on April 5th, 2023
These nail polish washer necklaces are such a unique craft to make! Simply paint a metal washer with nail polish and let dry. Use different colors to create patterns. A great camp project for teens! This post contains an affiliate link.
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My girls and I had fun making these washer necklaces this week. They are so easy and the fact that the nail polish dries nice and shiny is pretty neat too! Just think of all the fun way to customize them. A $.12 washer from Home Depot, inexpensive nail polish, and something to string it on is all you need!
Nail Polish Washer Necklaces
How To Make Washer Necklaces
Nail Polish Washer Necklaces
- metal washers
- nail polish
- cording for necklace
- toothpick optional
- Paint each washer with nail polish.
- Use a toothpick to add swirls or other fun designs.
- Let dry completely.
- Paint back, if desired.
- String a long piece of cording through the washer hole to create a necklace.
Navy Wifey Peters says
Cute necklaces! I used to use nail polish to paint all kinds of things, but I never thought about using it to paint washers for necklaces. Great idea!
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Shauna McClung says
What kind of cord did you use? Did it have a clip or was it just tied? Thinking of making these for our shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
Hi Shauna! That’s a GREAT idea. We went and picked up our boxes today for Operation Christmas Child so that we can get started. For the washer necklaces, I just tied a knot. I used colored hemp for the cording. Hope that helps! Here is a link to what I used, but I bought mine at Walmart. They had a variety of colors for about the same price. http://amzn.to/2ej1KFY
My ladies club, average age 70, love to do crafts, but they are not very good at it. I will have them do these and I think they will love them.
I love that idea. These really are easy to make. And if they don’t want to paint a washer, they can do their nails and visit with everyone! 🙂
Great. idea! Thanks!
Kim Vance says
Do you paint both sides of the necklace or just the front with nail polish?? Thanks in Advance
Just the front, but I guess it’s up to you! If you painted the back you could wear it either way. 🙂
sue punches says
Did u use a sealer ?
Hi Sue! I don’t. The nail polish drys with a shine and stays on perfectly!
What size washer do you suggest?
We’ll do these for OCC Shoeboxes
Hi Judi, great idea! I’d use at least 3/4″ washers.
Can you use that finish that dries like a glass bubble over the dried polish?
Hi Pam! I haven’t tried using that before. The nail polish holds up really well, but it might be worth trying a few to see how they turn out with the clear coat. You’re referring to an epoxy coating right?
I’m thinking about using this idea at our upcoming ladies retreat at church. My husband is going to beat them with a ball ping hammer so I think the designs will look great painted. Possibly add a charm or even a small washer. The possibilities are endless
It’s true! So many different ways to make these! Have fun!
Cindy Mansfield says
How did you brush on such perfect dots?
This sounds like a neat craft!
I just let the dot drop off the end of the nail polish brush. 🙂