DIY Nail Polish Remover Jar

Good morning everyone! I have a tutorial that my friend Kate put together for me. She was telling me how she made a nail polish remover jar and how well it was working, so I asked her if she’d mind doing a step-by-step picture tutorial for me. She was inspired by this tutorial she found on pinterest, but she wanted one solid sponge piece like the jars you buy in stores.

What you’ll need:
-choice of nail polish remover – pure acetone or non-acetone remover
-sponge (in this case a car wash sponge as it is really soft and springy, a mop sponge might work as well)
-your choice of jar (any jar will work but smaller is better to avoid wasting nail polish remover); pictured here is a blue hookah jar (2 oz, similar to this), a jelly jar (4 oz), and a Palmer’s Olive Oil jar (1 oz).
-something to mark the sponge like a sharpie
-something to cut the sponge with like an exacto knife
Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Step One:
Trace the jar onto the sponge.
Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Step Two:
Cut the sponge. Exactness is not necessary.
Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Step Three:
Since the car wash sponge is so big, you have to cut it down if you are using a smaller jar. The sponge will expand quite a bit and will overflow your jar. Aim to make it a little shorter than the jar, if it still expands too much you can take it out, squeeze out the remover and trim it shorter.
Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Step Four & Five:
Put the sponge in the jar and cut a little cross to dip your finger in.
Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Step Six:
Add your choice of remover and you’re done! For the little jelly jar, 3 TBs of nail polish remover. For the one ounce Palmer’s jar, it was 1-1.5 TBs.
Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Kate said she’s been using the small jar for about a week now and removed a half dozen manicures between herself and her girls. The sponge hasn’t melted or disintergrated with pure acetone. Regular creme/shimmer polish is cleaned off in seconds, with flakie polish taking a few seconds longer to soak them off. Glitter polish doesn’t fare as well, pieces of it got left behind on the nail and it tore up the sponge. (Kate said she’s impatient and really scrubbed the glitter with the sponge, so the tears in the sponge are probably her own fault.) If you’re impatient like Kate, you might try another type of sponge, or just try being patient for an extra minute. 😉

If you feel so inclined, here’s a pinnable image for you!
Nail Polish Remover Jar Tutorial | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’d like to give a huge shout-out to my friend Kate for helping me out with this. She is seriously the most crafty person I know (she was sewing hammocks for pet rats this week for goodness’ sake!). Please help me tell her thank you!

Have you tried out DIY stuff like this before? What have you done? I’m the least artsy-craftsy person I know, but I think even I could pull this off. Tomorrow I will have some OPI swatch spam, so until then,

signature

Advertisements

21 thoughts on “DIY Nail Polish Remover Jar

Thanks for commenting, I love hearing from you! If you want me to check out your blog, email me, instead of leaving your blog link in your comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s