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White baubles Pink nail var­nish in three shades Gold leaf Gold leaf ad­he­sive Paint brush Sponge brush

As if we need an­other ex­cuse to buy nail var­nish. Th­ese fes­tive decs are cre­ated by daub­ing com­ple­men­tary shades of var­nish to a plain bauble, then ap­ply­ing gold leaf around the base. They’ll twin­kle and twirl on your Christ­mas tree, re­flect­ing the lights and adding a play­ful zing of neon.

Plus, you can also use any left­over gold leaf to cre­ate a match­ing mani for the big day, wow­ing friends with your craft skills and your nail art.

01 Clean the baubles with a damp cloth be­fore start­ing, then dry.

02 Use the nail var­nish brush to ap­ply a thin layer of the light­est shade all over the bauble.

03 Ap­ply a thin layer of the mid-pink shade onto the sponge brush.

04 Press the brush around the top and cen­tre of the bauble, daub­ing on the var­nish to cre­ate an even ombré ef­fect. Ap­ply more var­nish to the sponge brush if needed.

05 Take the dark­est pink shade and paint it onto the brush. Daub it around the bot­tom sec­tion of the bauble. Leave to dry.

06 Bal­ance the bauble up­side down on a small cup. Brush on the gold leaf ad­he­sive then leave to set for around 15 min­utes. Place small pieces of gold leaf onto the bauble, then smooth down with a dry brush to cre­ate a shiny, even sur­face.

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