December DIY: Nail Polish Remover Jar


I was really enjoying the DIY attempts that I had been posting each month, but after I went on holiday in June I sort of ran out of steam with them; Adrian gave me a really cool book with some simple DIY clothing designs in it for my birthday, and I am keen to start making clothes again but it's just finding the time! I feel like my blog is a second full time job in someways which I don't mind at all, but it does leave little time for other hobbies and you definitely need to take your time making clothes (in my opinion) as if I rush it I always end up doing something wrong!

However, I recently saw a DIY for a nail polish remover jar (I think it was on GemsMaquillage) and I thought I'd attempt making it. I've seen these jars on the high street, admittedly quite a lot smaller, but I found this pretty lidded jar in a charity shop and I thought it would work well for the DIY. It was all super cheap and it actually works really well, I was a little unsure if it would but I was really pleased with how it turned out!

You will need:
-scissors
-jar (I bought mine in a charity shop for £1.99 but you can find them cheaply in TK Maxx or Wilko)
-sponge (Wilko 20p)
-nail polish remover (Boots own about 70p)

Make sure the jar is clean and free of any grease or grime. I just washed it in warm water prior to use. Take your sponge, and chop it in half, because I used quite a sizeable jar I used the whole sponge but if you use a smaller jar you may only need half or a quarter. Squash the sponge into the jar making sure it fills it, and cut a hole in the top so you can dip your finger in. Pour the nail polish remover in, until the sponge is soaked but not saturated. It's important to use a jar that has a lid, otherwise the nail polish remover will evaporate.

This looks so pretty on a dressing table, much nicer than a bottle of nail polish remover! It works really well and you can just change over the sponge when it gets a bit grubby. I might try a different sponge next time, maybe an exfoliating one because that might work really well for removing glitter polish!

This would make a really great Christmas gift too; if you were doing a Secret Santa you could get a nail polish and make a little remover jar to go with it. If you decorated it with some ribbons I think it would make a great gift!

XO Amie
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