Tuesday, 4 September 2012

DIY dotting tool!

okay so if you've read my blog for a while or have ever checked out one of my nail posts before you'll of heard me nattering on about dotting tools. These little beauties are my a nail art adict's best friend. But did you know there was a really easy and practically free way to make your own one at home?! This is what I used to use before I bought my own set and it did me proud!

You will need:
♥ a pencil with a rubber on the end (mine's Cath Kidston of course...)
♥ a pin

okay now this couldn't be any easier, you simply push the pin into the rubber and voila!

For a smaller dotting tool I used to get a hair pin and open it out and the round ball bit on the end made the perfect circle shape! Also a cocktail stick works well for really tiny dots!

If you don't want to buy your own dotting tools then these are all great alternatives!
I got my dotting tools from eBay and they were around £2 with free delivery for five double ended ones! (just search for dotting tools in the search bar!)

*update* I was just sent a post by Jess on twitter which she has written with another great idea for a dotting tool! Check out her post here to see what her idea is!

let me know how you get on with doing this!




23 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea! Definitely going to try this now:) xoxo

    theprettyseason.blogspot.com

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  2. I used to cut cocktail sticks in half and then file it so the edges aren't jagged and sharp, it made a good-sized circle :) cannot go wrong with the hair pen though! x

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  3. i always use a cocktail stick as i dont want to buy a proper tool, but this will be really great for larger dots :D thanks! x

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  4. Thank You Islay! :D

    Jess http://riversiderose.blogspot.ie/

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  5. You cleaver person! Haha this is such a great idea! Xx

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  6. You're so creative! Thanks for the tip!!

    X

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  7. Lovely blog!
    I'm now following you, and it would be really kind of you if you wanted to follow me back! :) x

    http://fashionandbeautybyhelena.blogspot.com/

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  8. such a smart idea, thankyou!

    please take a look, www.happyrebekah.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  9. This is a great idea! I've been wondering whether I should go out and buy an actual dotting tool but I think I'm going to just do this instead!

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  10. Found you via BBU but omg. Your blog is amazing and with your two recent posts I've found out cool things I'd never think of! I can't wait to have a proper read in a second!!!
    http://www.beautyblogspot.com/

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  11. This is quite genius to be honest! So simple but yet I never thought about it.
    Fee xx

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  12. such a good idea! i'll definitely be trying this whilst waiting for my dotting pens to be ordered! thankyou.

    I followed you, follow me back please?xx
    http://demigeorgia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. OMG I DO THE SAME THING!! lol

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