6.15.2015

How To: DIY Donut Sprinkle Nails!

How was your weekend? Mine was full of Season 3 of OITNB and GOT finale watching. There was also a spontaneous trip to a local, nice hotel for the night that ended up being disastrous (everything went wrong) but that made it hilarious. I had to laugh at it. On my mad dash back to my comfy home (that has working a/c, among other things) I grabbed some donuts. Speaking of donuts, you'll love this tutorial. It's super easy and cute.

You'll Need--
  • base and top coats
  • pink polish 
  • polishes that match the sprinkles (I chose to match them all, but choose what you'd like)
  • disposable/recyclable paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • toothpicks or paper clips

You'll Do--
  • Paint nails with clear base coat to protect the nail and allow to dry. 
  • Paint nails with pink polish. I used a darker pink and then added a thin pale pink polish to match exactly. But pink is fine.
  • Pour out a little of one polish color of the sprinkles. Dip the end of a toothpick into it and place the tip on the nail. Lift up the toothpick to reveal your "sprinkle." See pic above to reference. You can also dot it to replicate round sprinkles. Repeat on all fingers.
  • Pour your second color and repeat using the opposite end of the toothpick. Repeat for all colors. I prefer to do one color at a time on all nails. You may have to use a few toothpicks for this.
  • I find that at least four fingers will allow for 2 sprinkles of each color.
  • Seal with a clear top coat.

I used the toothpicks here, but have also used craft paint brushes and paper clips to achieve the same effect! "Donut" worry (sorry, I had to) if your "sprinkles" aren't perfect. In the pic below, the real sprinkles vary in size and direction too.

If you don't have a lot of polishes, check dollar stores for them. I've seen packs of mini polishes in packs of several colors for under $5.



Eating of donuts is optional, but definitely encouraged for research! ;)

70 comments:

  1. Haha I love this! Eating of donuts should definitely be encouraged! :) Love the nails girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I Love your polish tutorials, something I could never do, but I think are so adorable!! This one is precious. So sorry you had a bad staycation.

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. Oh my goodness, so SO cute! And I bet the best part is you get to eat the inspiration afterwards! ;)

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  4. What an adorable summertime DIY! These nails are fun + festive. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  5. This is so cute... wud love to give this a go... Loved it

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  6. Woaaahh! These are so cute! I am definitely pinning this right now :)

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  7. Those are too cute! I am normally too impatient to try anything besides just aplain color haha.
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  8. So fun! I simultaneously want a donut and that manicure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. I can't believe how well you matched the donut. Your nails look fabulous!!! And that donut looks so yummy, too!

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  10. Your nails are so stinking cute!!!
    xoxo
    Brooke

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  11. That manicure is too cute, Elle! Never thought of using a toothpick before, what a brilliant idea!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. This is super cute!!! Pinning this!
    Unfortunately, this post has also made me crave donuts...counting down the days until I am back in the US!

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  13. How good was GOT!! I was shocked! Shocked! Love your nails, they look so good. Although, now I want a donut.

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  14. This is adorable and SO creative!! I adore!!

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

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  15. These are super cute! I will have to try to do this soon. :)

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  16. Oh my gosh this is the cutest!! I am a huge donut lover so this is right up my alley! Thanks for the tutorial, hopefully mine turn out as pretty as this! 😁

    XO,
    Emily
    Www.idodeclareblog.com

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  17. How cute and creative, absolutely love it!

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  18. Your nails look amazing!!! I love it!
    melanie @ meandmr.com

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  19. Oh my goodness - this is adorable!! Thanks for sharing!! <3
    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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  20. I have totally done this before- it is so fun!! Toothpicks are one of the best inventions ever:)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  21. OMG! I love this so adorable...I just got a donut float and it's literally identical! So cute!!!

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  22. I love this so much!

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    xoxo;
    BEAUTYEDITER.COM

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  23. Now I am craving a donut real bad!!! Haha!!! I love this look, soooo cute and fun!

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  24. Super cute idea!! I love how they turned out!

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  25. Elle this is adorable! You are giving me so many fun ideas for prone to with my daughter this summer! Susan

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  26. How cute is this! Such a good idea! Great tutorial.

    Xo,
    Brittany || Pretty & Sassy

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  27. OK... you planned that perfectly because those colors match that donut spot on!

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  28. Omg this is super cute! Atleast you can laugh at your disaster of a hotel stay.

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  29. Such a cute, fun look. Who are you kidding the donut is not optional, must eat! ;)

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  30. I am definitely going to try this. ps love the picture and it makes me want to eat that donut!!

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  31. Your nails look good enough to eat, Elle:D

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  32. You nails looks so cute! Now I'm craving a donut!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  33. this is too cute for words! I can't even paint my own nails to begin with haha!
    xoxo Amanda

    The Miller Affect

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  34. Sorry about the disastrous hotel stay, that's a bummer! But those nails...TOO cute, and I love that you matched all the colors of the sprinkles!

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  35. you nails turn out awesome. Sorry for all the a/c troubles.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  36. I love this and will definitely be trying it soon! So cute!!!

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  37. These are adorable, love how fun they look :)

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  38. I'm still trying to finish OITNB. I'm only 2 episodes in, but it's kind of boring so far. What did you think of the GoT finale? It left me feeling too many things lol.

    Sorry that your trip didn't go as planned. But hey, donuts! And those nails are just too cute! LOVE sprinkles!

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  39. I love this! I'm going to do it as a party nail the next time I do my nails.

    OITNB. We made it to episode 8. Sunday night watching was thwarted by a power outage. I am loving this season!!!

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  40. this is ADORABLE! so cute elle. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  41. Haha, this is so cute!

    XO,

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  42. How fun! Very cute.
    Katey
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

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  43. So cute! Absolutely love the colors too!
    Nav
    Nav K Brar Blog

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  44. This is so cute! I was excited to see how this was done after seeing your sneak peek on Snapchat.

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  45. Cute nails and lol to your donuts comment!

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  46. This is so cute and sounds easy!

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  47. This is so cute! I will have to try it! I am sorry your hotel weekend was a disaster but it is good that you can laugh about it!

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  48. Love the cute nails! Although I don't like sprinkle donuts, I do love how cute they are :) xx

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  49. This is adorable! And it looks to easy to apply!

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  50. I am absolutely dying over this! It's so cute!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  51. Omg these are the cutest! I always smudge my nails lol

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  52. Love this and can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing the "how to"!

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

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  53. I'm definitely going to be trying this out when I have time to do my nails.
    http://emilymaiko.blogspot.com/

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  54. How cute!!! I love how cute the sprinkles are. And now I want a donut lol!!!
    And ugh that GOT finale!!!!

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  55. Adorbs :) I never have the patience to do my nails but this is so cute I might have to!

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  56. These are so adorable, they really do look like a sprinkle donut!

    jessica / www.teamwiking.com

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  57. Great inspiration!
    Have a nice evening!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  58. That is too cute!!

    /Swede in Texas

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  59. These are adorable!!! Super cute idea for nails!!!

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  60. "encouraged for research"! I love you, Elle! This is ADORABLE. And oh my gosh, NO A/C at the hotel on the hottest weekend of the year? Noooo! So glad the disastrous nature made it hilarious! I kind of love it when you pass right through anger into lunacy, lol!

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  61. Such a fun way to eat doughnut!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  62. Ah! SO cute! You did a great job with these!

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  63. Your nails look so good we basically want to snack on them lol. Such a good tutorial. can't wait to give it a try!!

    xx 365Hangers

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  64. OMG so cute, the nails are adorable. It actually makes me want a donuts too!

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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