Wednesday, March 31, 2010

8 Uncommon uses for nail polish

I was cleaning my bathroom's cabinets and noticed I have a bunch of old nail polish bottles that I'm not going to use anymore, and I started to think what I can do with all of these without throwing them away? then I remembered these old tricks:

To Stop a small hole from getting any bigger by brushing a little clear nail polish over the spot. This is great for those pantyhose.

For IDs to mark a key, a lunch box or any metal, ceramic surface and make it yours. Colorful nail polish is great.

For beading with elastic threads, when you finish let's say a bracelet to seal the knots clear nail polish is perfect.

As paint in mix media art. They offer a beautiful varieties of color, also great for painting on metal.

And these are some other wonderful tricks that I found when using nail polish:

Stop tarnish Keep costume jewelry from turning black with a coat of clear polish.

Seal an envelope Worried about whether the glue will hold? or getting a paper cut? Brush polish on the underside of the flap.

Smooth a hanger If there are rough edges on wooden or plastic hangers that could snag clothes, don’t throw the hangers out. Just brush polish over edges.

Secure a screw Tighten loose screws on cabinets or pot handles by brushing some clear nail polish on screw threads. Insert the screw and let dry before using again. (Bonus—polish
also keeps them from rusting.)