DIY Christmas Ornament~ Minion~ Made with Nail Polish

12/03/2013 5:00 pm · 79 comments

by Tami

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DIY Christmas Ornament~ Minion~ Made with Nail Polish

Here is an easy tutorial on how to make a personalized ornament for someone on your Christmas list that loves the Minions from Despicable Me.

You will need:

Clear glass bulb ornament Not opaque

Yellow nail polish ( any brand, but try to stay away from dollar store brands as they don’t coat as well)

black yarn

small amount of either vinyl, electrical tape, or paint

A small bowl/ cup that the ornament can rest on the mouth of.

*DO NOT USE A DISPOSABLE PLASTIC CUP, THE NAIL POLISH WILL EAT THROUGH IT.

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Begin by taking the top off of your ornament.  Poor a small amount of your nail polish in and swirl it around.  Be careful not to tip it too far and spill it out on yourself.  If you need more, add it in very small amounts.  Too much will just drip out and be wasted.

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Once you have it covered well, place it on the mouth of  a cup/ bowl that it will rest on without touching the bottom.  One you don’t plan on using for food again.  Leave it there for 24-48 hours.  This Avon polish was a fairly thin coat, and was dry in the 24 hours.  Others I have done, have taken longer.

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Once it is dry, you may begin making your minion’s face.  My ornaments were 2 1/3 inches each.  I needed very small amounts.  Since I had vinyl scraps on hand I used them, but using paint would also look nice.  If your glass ball ornaments are bigger, you may be able to use electrical tape for the strap of the goggles to save yourself some time.  I cut a small 1/2 inch oval out of white vinyl.  I wanted some of my yellow to show (like an eye lid) between the eye and the goggle.  I cut an oval the same size out of black for the mouth.  You could use electrical tape for this, the goggle strap, and the pupil.  Using grey vinyl I cut out the goggle.  If you don’t have a craft cutter, which I used, you could trace a 3/4 inch circle (or use a punch) out of  duck tape, and then lay the white eye on top of it (maybe cut it out of address labels or paint it on top with craft paint).  My minion has a brown eye and a black pupil, though it is hard to tell in the photo.  Be creative and use supplies you have on hand.  I really think it would look nice painted on. Before I had the ability to cut vinyl from home,  I did eyes using a pencil eraser, gives you a perfect circle that way!

To get your minion some hair, cut a couple small strands of black yarn.  Tie them around where your hook will go.  Add a small dot of hot glue to the base of that circle and stick your yarn to it.  Now you have a collectible, personal gift for someone close to you.  Guaranteed to  bring a smile to their face each time they see it!

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Teresa Wilson
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Christina Marie Cary
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O.M.G. I need to do this!!!!!!!omg its sooooooooo cute!!!! hahahaha omgosh in love!! 🙂

Victoria Adamczyk
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Christina Marie Cary this is soo perfect

Ally Finley
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Hahaha I should make this for Cullen he will love it!!!

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Lynda Barber Mauborgne

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Mysti Porterfield-Brown

She is super excited about that Stacey Garland Stokesberry

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Perky McJingles
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Awesome!!

Mary Robinson Fuller
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Perky McJingles made me think of you! 🙂

Jean Hall
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Another idea for u E to do Jenny Hall- Pelletier

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Karla Mendez-Rodriguez
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Karla Mendez-Rodriguez

Ayyy you!!

Laura Gutierrez
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hahahah are u kidding me there is not one ounce of creativity in me lol

Karla Mendez-Rodriguez
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Karla Mendez-Rodriguez

This is easy! You can do it w Samuel, get stuff at michaels.

Melissa Rentflejs
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Deanna Forrester

Laura Gutierrez
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Just like me….hehehehe Karla Mendez-Rodriguez

Karla Mendez-Rodriguez
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Karla Mendez-Rodriguez

Laura Gutierrez 🙂

Breece Powell
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Aubrey N Victor Martins… Aubrey something fun and easy to make

Kerri Crone
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Nicole Sanderson

Stacey Garland Stokesberry
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Stacey Garland Stokesberry

Mysti Porterfield-Brown!!

Kristen Lile
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Kim Bromwich ‘pelling’

Michelle Jeffers
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Love it! Quinn will definitely want one of these!

Cynthia Koons-Hall
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Cute

Amber Lynn Bundy
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Hey Janet, I think I may need to make these for the boys’ 2013 ornaments!

Amber Lynn Bundy
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Wondering if silver and black sharpie’s would work instead of the vinyl….

Cheryl Druse
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Pamela Burla now heres an ornament to make!

Sandy Pyle
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So cute!

Nina Busch
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Haha thanks Michelle Porter-Barrios

Michelle Porter-Barrios
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Michelle Porter-Barrios

Nina Busch

Chris Dixon
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How about in clear glass ones?

Mary Shulyack
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THIS IS HAPPENING!
Thank you!!!

Geri Ewald Dunckley
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i’ve tried to use acrylic paint in plastic ornaments with poor results.

NickalinaDee Jacobson
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NickalinaDee Jacobson

Cute!!

Andrea Meyer
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Super cute

Lil'Miss OverIt
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Ashley Marie Spencer

Amanda Nelson Flake
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CUTE!

Shannon Wilson Hollingsworth
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Shannon Wilson Hollingsworth

Crystal Evans, maybe a minion and gru project.

Sheryl Allis Young
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Joyce Wall

Lauren Reaves
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Bianca Shepherd Gaither that’s pretty awesome.

Donna K. Flint
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yeay!

Ami Johnson
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Crista

Elizabeth Carey
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Lauren Elizabeth Lake (for your dad?)

Bianca Shepherd Gaither
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Bianca Shepherd Gaither

Lauren Reaves

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Elisha Mitchell Clark

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Kristin Hensley Church

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Tami Sharp Smith
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Chris Dixon, I have heard yellow acrylic paint cracks and falls off, but some ppl have had luck with it. It’s worth a shot

Lisa Rosenstock-Harper
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Lisa Rosenstock-Harper

Amanda Keys

Josie Castillo
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Marissa Servin

Megan Sommers
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Ashley Moore!!!

Karla Turner Andreasen
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Karla Turner Andreasen

Soleil Andreasen Minions!!!!!

Jean Hall
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Jenny Hall- Pelletier

Ale Esparza Garcia
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Cesar Garcia

Melanie LeBlanc
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Shanon Bienvenu

Deborah Jean Hohlfelder
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Deborah Jean Hohlfelder

Cute!

Natalie Danielson
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Deborah!

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Amanda Jo Stephson-Pringle
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Amanda Jo Stephson-Pringle

Megan Stephson Davenport lets make a minion with the boys lol

Amanda Jo Stephson-Pringle
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Amanda Jo Stephson-Pringle

That is way too Cute Tami

Tami Christensen Hull
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Tami Christensen Hull

we made a whole minion tree!

Dana Stevenson
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Wende Sheets

Dana Stevenson
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Kathryn Qualheim Crouse
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Kathryn Qualheim Crouse

Mary Shulyack!!

Susannah Gariepy
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I love minions!!! Love this idea!

Rebecca Gregoire Zerquera
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Rebecca Gregoire Zerquera

Susannah Gariepy

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Chris Dixon
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Would this work as well with yellow acrylic paint?

Cindy Fox Maxwell
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A Thrifty Mom
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Love these guys! so cute!

Lisa DeVan Carson
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Kim Scott – you’ll love this!

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