9.05.2012

DIY: School Spirit Nails

Here's a little Elle Sees fact: I hate sports. I never played them. I don't watch them. But, for a few months every year, I succumb to COLLEGE FOOTBALL mania, specifically University of Georgia, home of the Bulldogs. Nearly every Saturday during those months will be spent watching football, discussing football, wearing one of various UGA shirts (or all dressed up in your finest red and black dress if you're actually at Sanford Stadium), and cheering on the Dawgs. And then I turn back into my regular self once college football season is over.

Today's DIY is a quick, cute idea for nails to show school spirit. I wanted something that was easy and not a crazy over-the-top nail art idea. This works well for high school, college, and pro teams, regardless of the sport. Just choose the team's colors! Even if sports aren't your thing, you can "sport" these nails. Pick whatever colors you like--no excuses! ;)


T O O L S:

  • Polish in school colors
  • Clear polish
  • Pin (Flat, sewing, hat, Bobby, etc)
  • Paper (I used a business card here. I've used Post-It notes too)
  • Pencil with eraser (optional)
M E T H O D:

Choose polish in school colors.
Paint base coat. I chose black, but did a red nail just to show the result. 
If your colors are too bold for you, use a white base.
Get your paper ready and drip a couple of dots of polish onto it.

I don't have a fancy nail art tool, so I used a flat pin to make my dots.
To make it easier to hold, stick the pin into the end of an eraser on a pencil.
Dip the pin into the paint and dot the nail.
Wipe off the pin head before moving onto another color.
The more pressure you apply, the bigger the dot.

Let dry and seal with clear polish. That's it!

For extra spirit, put your pup in a team jersey! Charlie the Morkie lovessss his. Can't you tell?
I already know 99% of the comments will be about Charlie. ;)

Ok, maybe he's over football season already? Or not amused with my Spirit Fingers?

Charlie Brown says, "Gooooo DAWGS! Sic 'em. Woof, woof, woof."
I mean, how CUTE is he? 

30 comments:

  1. You know it's serious when your doggy gets involved!

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  2. super cute nails! i am really liking how much polka dots seem to be coming into style :)

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  3. Such cute nails, and how previous is Charlie Brown! Yay to both of you for getting into the spirit of the game! xoxox

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  4. A great way to inspire team spirit! Aww Charlie Brown is too too cute!

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  5. I am also a Georgia fan! Go Dawgs! I love this idea and will definitely be doing it at least once this season. Thanks for the tip!

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  6. Okay Charlie is totally the cutest fan I've seen

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  7. he's a very cute boy for sure!

    lovely nails - i did the alike art work when I was at school so the title is perfectly right)

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  8. Oh my gosh, so cute! I love the nail design and the eraser idea is brilliant. Your dog is adorable in its little jersey! I used to live in Atlanta and my family and I used to always watch UGA games. Go Dawgs! :)

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  9. Do you go to Georgia? I graduated form there! GOOOO DAWGS! Sic em! Are you living in Georgia? How did I miss this? I live about 40 mins from Athens :) Btw, cute nail DIY!

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  10. How clever. There are certain color-combinations that instantly remind me of specific sports teams. Like blue/white (Dodgers), blue/yellow (Mets), black/white (Yankees). You've given us a cool way to play with that.

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  11. How cute is he! Such a cute dog <3 Also, great tutorial! :)

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  12. Your pup looks so cute! During games, our beagle wears a Jets scarf to support my husband's favorite football team. I go to one game each year, maybe I'll surprise everyone with team spirit nails.

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  13. I had NO idea you were an UGA fan! :) In my house we are huge football fans, and UGA is our college team (my husband lived in Georgia for many years). Love this idea and your doggie's cute jersey!
    GO DAWGS!

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  14. August loves his jersey, too :) Love the dotting tool idea! I was in a hurry doing my game day mani last Saturday so it was pretty uncreative. I'll have to try that next time.

    Roll Tide :)

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  15. cute idea. I'm not really into sports either unless you are talking about baseball. Then I'm all over it.

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  16. ok the nails are cute, but the dog shirt...CUTEST!!

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  17. Your nails look great, even though I'm not a Georgia fan. Go Clemson!!

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  18. Love the spirited nails, I'm going to file this one away for when we go to a game in October. Charlie Brown is adorable (as I'm sure you're well aware!)

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  19. I only recently discovered college football (what happens when your boyfriend's little brother plays), but now that he's retired, I actually find myself missing it! Maybe I just need to pick a team...

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  20. Fun! I'm a total sports girl, but my sister isn't. Go figure! And I love how easy polka dot nails are. And so fun to play with color combos.

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  21. Aww Charlie is too cute! I should paint my nails red for my alma mater!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  22. p.s. I can't believe you haven't attended an event before! I'd love to chat with you if we were ever at the same event.

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  23. Cute nails! I wish I could get a jersey for my puppy, but the darn thing is still growing!

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  24. This is too cute. Can't really have coloured nails for work but that hasn't stopped me from buying a few polish yesterday.

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  25. Charlie Brown is cute! :)

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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