Tutorial • Essie Nail Polish Favors

Sooo you know those peoples who get like 50-100+ likes on a status update or Instagram and your thought process goes one of two ways. Either you're like, "Psh, i got more than that on my last post," in which case, you can just skip all this because you won't possibly understand and decide I'm pathetic. Or, you're like me, and your baffled. You ask yourself, "But how?! Seriously, how? How many followers do they have? How did they get so many? Do people think I'm lame?" I'm excited if the little number switches to showing names to showing how many likes it has. Ah the little things in life. 

Those thoughts are true, but I promise I don't have a deep insecurity via social media or anything. When it really comes down to it, you post something because it captures a moment. And even though we post to share those moments, I believe they are just as much for ourselves. It's fun to look back through your feeds and remember little everyday snippets. 


I say all this to prove how astonishing it was to get almost 5,000 re-pins on one of my photos (shown above). And, I understand that 5,000 is barely a ripple in the massive sea known as Pinterest, but it was exciting nonetheless. I created something that others were interested in and appreciated. So, in honor of that, I recreated a short tutorial here in case anyone wants to try it out! It's super easy and it's a favor that guests will actually be excited about and want to take home and use. 

I suggest buying the nail polish and nail files on Amazon. Much cheaper. And if you want me to update these cute tags with your own initials and date, contact me! These tags are actually part of a complete bridal shower set including the main invite, advice for the bride cards, bridal trivia card, thank you card, and of course, the thank you tags. The set is customizable -  if you need them in navy, pink, or another color to match your shower, I would be happy to update them for you! Check out my shop if you're interested!

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These are the mini emory boards I used and the thank you tags are designed by me!

These are the mini emory boards I used and the thank you tags are designed by me!

So, let's get started!

Things you need: 

Nail Polish
Emory Boards - I found these on Amazon and I think they are pretty much the same as the ones we found at a local beauty shop
Thank You tags
Mini Hole Punch

Step One: 
Cut out the tags. I like to cut them out in squares and then carefully cut out the circle. 

Step Two: 
Punch a small hole to the side so it doesn't cut into the main design. 

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Step Three: 
Cut your twine. I suggest cutting each piece about 12 inches long. 

Step Four: 
Layout your twine and place the emory board in the center, and then place the nail polish on top. Wrap the twine around the nail polish and emory board twice and tie a knot at the front. If you're having trouble keeping the polish and board together, a piece of double sided tape can help keep them together as you tie. 

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Step Five: 
Place the thank you tag on one of the loose ends and tie another knot. Make sure you position the tag before you really tie it down.

Step Six: 
Trim the loose ends to the desired length. 

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And that's it! Aren't they cute? And it's so easy to customize colors to match your event. 

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