Grab an enamel tray and line up Q-tips® in a chevron pattern adding glue to the ends of the swabs. Let the design dry fully. Next, add in Mod Podge to fill in the base of the tray until all of the Q-tips® are covered. Release any bubbles and let it dry for a nice, smooth layer to set products on.
Grab Q-tips® cotton swabs to paint colorful dots and lines for a fun party effect on plates! When finished, let the pattern dry completely and then spray with a finishing coat of Mod Podge so you have a food-safe surface.
Q-tips® cotton swabs are the perfect size for removing dirt from your baby’s tiny shoes. Press firmly in the grips of the shoe to remove excess dirt and particles picked up from walking around the house and outside.
Keep lip color from bleeding by using Q-tips® cotton swabs to apply loose translucent powder along the outer edge of the lips.
Crumple pigments of shadow into any nail polish color. Mix with a Q-tips® cotton swab and apply your new DIY color via Q-tips®!
Fold a Q-tips® Beauty Round in half, creating a semi-circle shape, and place under your eye when applying eye shadow. This catches the unwanted excess shimmery flakes that fall under eyes.
One of our favorite hacks – substitute Q-tips® cotton swabs as collar stays to keep the collars of your shirt crisp.
Rather than running out for wrapping paper, detail your own on brown craft paper using Q-tips® cotton swabs as paintbrushes for a personal touch.
Use Q-tips® to paint a design onto watercolor paper. Once the paper is dry, divide it into a grid of squares cutting them out individually. Next, cut out an indented “V” shape from the bottom of each square. Hole punch the tops of each square at the top corners and string through the holes with yarn to hang.
Apply a coat of vegetable oil around the rim of your nail polish bottles with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ to keep the polish from getting the tops stuck.
Nail the bulls-eye with this craft for kids using Q-tips® Precision Tips™. To create the bow, soak a popsicle stick in cold water for an hour to make it bend easily. Then cut two notches in each end and tie fishing wire around as the string. The Precision Tips™ are the ideal DIY arrows for kids.
Add some flair to your sunglasses by adding rhinestones to the perimeter of the shades using glue and Q-tips® Precision Tips™.
Cut Q-tips® cotton swabs in half, poking them into a Styrofoam ball. Dip tips of cotton swabs in paint for added color. Take thick straws and poke them into the base of each Styrofoam ball using hot glue to secure. Place in a vase and enjoy!
Create a lamb out of Q-tips® Beauty Rounds and Q-tips® cotton swabs. Use one Q-tips® Beauty Round for the body, and one for the head. Cut two Beauty Rounds into ears, then glue on cotton swabs for legs and a tail.
Dip a Q-tips® cotton swab in rubbing alcohol to clean around your newborn's umbilical cord.
After using clay to create a candle votive (or other small craft), use Q-tips® cotton swabs to create texture in the air-dry clay.
Use a Q-tips® cotton swab to apply a natural shade of shimmer powder to the upper brow area and along the cheekbone.
Use Q-tips® cotton swabs to clean a baby’s bottle, getting into the ultimate hard-to-reach places with ease thanks to the swabs’ sturdy paper sticks.
Q-tips® cotton swabs are great for applying medications and ointments to minor cuts and bruises – they are convenient, clean and disposable.
Use Q-tips® Beauty Rounds and Q-tips® cotton swabs to put oil on baseball mitts. It is a great way to get the oil into all of the nooks and crannies of the mitt and keep it flexible!
Q-tips® cotton swabs and Q-tips® Precision Tips™ are the perfect tool to touch-up hard-to-reach areas on freshly painted model airplanes and cars – or even dollhouses.
Q-tips® cotton swabs are just the right size for cleaning in between your pet’s paws, underneath nails, and around the outside of their ears. Place a dime size amount of animal-approved shampoo on one end of a Q-tips® cotton swab and gently clean those hard to reach places.
To achieve a quick smokey eye, draw a thick line close to your lash line using your eyeliner. Smudge upwards with a Q-tips® cotton swab to create a “smokey” effect.
Q-tips® cotton swabs are soft and gentle, making them the perfect tool to remove discharge from around your dog's eyes.
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ to help apply fake lashes! Start by applying a dab of lash adhesive to the tip. Keep the tip close to the lash line and use it to guide the application of the faux lash strip.
Enhance your nails with a glitter accent! Apply with adhesive using Q-tips® Precision Tips™.
Use Q-tips® cotton swabs for cleaning the small crevices of your dog or cat's face.
Control unruly brows by applying a small amount of Vaseline® petroleum jelly using Q-tips® cotton swabs.
To instantly brighten your eyes, add a dab of a light shimmer to the inner corners with Q-tips® Precision Tips™.
Soften your lip liner look by making a "dot-dot-dash" pattern and blend with a Q-tips® Precision Tip™ before applying lipstick, then cleaning up the edges via Q-tips® Precision Tip™.
Cut the ends of Q-tips® cotton swabs at varying lengths – about 10 of each length. Glue the longest swabs in a circle at the base of another cotton swab, and then use the shorter swabs for each row of "leaves" above the base. Decorate as desired with glitter or paint!
Hide under-eye circles by using one end of a Q-tips® cotton swab or Q-tips® Precision Tip™ to dab on three dots of concealer. Use the other end to blend for a seamless finish.
Using a Q-tips® Beauty Round, blend bronzer, then apply translucent powder via a new Q-tips® Beauty Round to mitigate the heaviness of the darker hue.
Dampen Q-tips® Beauty Rounds and chill them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Once cool, remove and place under eyes to banish bags. The coolness will help reduce the appearance of puffiness.
Give yourself a salon-perfect at-home manicure or pedicure with Q-tips® cotton swabs by lightly moistening the end with nail polish remover to instantly erase excess nail polish from your cuticles.
Use Q-tips® cotton swabs or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ to paint images like daisies, rainbows, hearts and stars on the face using different colors of liquid eyeliner and eye shadows.
Design a snowflake by creating corners with neighboring Q-tips® cotton swabs. Glue the sticks together at their mid-points. Squeeze glue over each joint and once dry, dip in glitter.
To apply a nail sticker or flash tattoo press a wet Q-tips® Beauty Round against the sticker or temporary tattoo for a perfect application.
Ditch the cotton balls and pour a little nail polish remover on Q-tips® Beauty Rounds. They have a layer of spunlace for fortitude and the most soft cotton.
Apply blush on-the-go using a Q-tips® Beauty Round to add a little flush to your cheeks! Blend for a seamless finish. The outcome? No streaks!
Have an empty Q-tips® Travel Pack? Store your headphones in the case for easy access.
To remove tricky gel polish, soak Q-tips® Beauty Rounds in acetone then place on top of your nails. Wrap your nails (with the Q-tips® Beauty Rounds on top of them) in aluminum foil for five minutes then gently remove gel polish.
Pack eye shadow pigments into a container using a few drops of rubbing alcohol and a Q-tips® cotton swab.
Q-tips® cotton swabs are great for applying glue to models and arts and crafts projects. Use one tip to apply the glue and the other to remove any excess before it dries.
Cut your favorite word out of construction paper. Use as a stencil on top of thick construction cards. Dot glue inside the stencil, using a Q-tips® cotton swab to spread glue evenly. Sprinkle glitter and carefully remove stencil.
Hold a Q-tips® Beauty Round soaked in eye makeup remover on your lashes for a few seconds, then wipe away makeup. This technique gently removes mascara and eye makeup without any harsh rubbing on eyelashes or eyelids.
Carefully stuff Q-tips® Beauty Rounds inside your palettes to keep them from breaking when traveling.
Use Q-tips® cotton swabs or Precision Tips™ to paint your gym or house keys so that each key is easy for you to quickly identify.
Remove dust from picture frames, scroll-work and statues with Q-tips® Precision Tips™. Q-tips® Precision Tips™ boast tapered ends to get into smaller spaces, perfect for detailed cleaning.
After painting blank tiles with watercolors, glue three plush Q-tips® Beauty Rounds to the bottom of each tile to make your own coaster. This will prevent scratches on wood surfaces and soak up any droplets from drinking glasses.
To celebrate the holidays, paint or spray paint pumpkins to get in the spirit – using Q-tips® cotton swabs to DIY accents such as faces or even detailed sprinkles. >
Create a snowman out of Q-tips® Beauty Rounds! Gather 16 or more Beauty Rounds, and cut 8 in half and then cut one-quarter off of the other 8. Glue the edges of the half-Rounds together for the head, and the edges of the three-quarter-Rounds together for the body.
Dab Q-tips® Precision Tips™ in rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer, and use them to clean dust and dirt flakes from around the buttons of your remote controls.
Cut out a favorite shape or word to create a stencil, and lightly tape the back to a blank canvas tote. Using a Q-tips® cotton swab, paint small dots around the word or shape, keeping them close together near to the shape or letters. Once dry, remove the shape or letters to reveal the shape or word underneath!
Spray Q-tips® Beauty Rounds with paint, decorate with glitter, and glue together. Hang as desired for a wonderful room or party decoration!
Cut one-quarter off of the side of 12 or more Q-tips® Beauty Rounds. Then, glue the edges together to create a fan-like pumpkin shape. Bend a Q-tips® cotton swab, cut the end off, and glue to the top for a fun stem. Decorate with orange and green paint!
Q-tips® Precision Tips™ are the perfect size for detailing the crevices of your car's console.
Dip the tapered ends of Q-tips® Precision Tips™ in acrylic paint and lay out on wax paper. Once dry, cut off the tips so there’s just a little bit of white showing. Finally, hot-glue the tips to a string and hang on a mini tree!
Use Q-tips® cotton swabs to apply grease and oils to tools and equipment without making a mess.
Put several drops of liquid watercolor into a cup, and add water to create the desired colors. Dip the ends of Q-tips® cotton swabs into each color for an assortment of cotton swabs in varying colors, and dry on wax paper. The Q-tips® cotton swabs can be used for activities like forming patterns, addition, subtraction, and building letters or shapes!
Cut penguin arms and feet from black construction paper, and tape to the sides and bottom of a water bottle. Wrap paper around the bottle cap for the head. Glue on eyes and an orange felt nose. Stuff the bottle with Q-tips® Beauty Rounds for a white fluffy stomach. Last, glue black feathers to the penguin’s arms and the back of its head!
Access those tiny spaces between baby’s toes for a complete clean or gently apply salves to hard-to-reach affected areas.
DIY your own emoji holiday ornament. Print and cut out your favorite emoji face. Trace the eyes and mouth onto your ornament using a permanent marker. Dip Q-tips® Precision Tips™ in paint and fill the area you just traced. Once it’s dry, hang on your tree!
Apply antibiotic cream or ointment to newly-pierced ears using a disposable and sanitary Q-tips® cotton swab.
Tie red yarn around the handle of the spoon until it looks as if it could be Santa’s hat. Glue a Q-tips® Beauty Round on top of the base of the spoon as the face. Fold a Beauty Round in half and glue onto the first round for the mouth. Finally, glue googly eyes and a red fuzzy nose to Santa’s face!
Have a fabulous bouquet of daffodils? Fill the hollow stems with some water, and plug them up with a Q-tips® Beauty Round. This will help them last longer, as the cotton will help them soak up water and stay hydrated longer.
Begin with a round glass vase, liquid paint, and Q-tips® cotton swabs. Use Q-tips® cotton swabs to paint dots on the vase. When you’ve painted the vase fully, leave it flat for 10 minutes to dry. Enjoy your new vase!
All those nooks and crannies in the bathroom are prime spots for mildew and can be difficult to reach. Soak Q-tips® Beauty Rounds in bleach, place in those hard-to-reach areas, and let sit for a couple of hours. Rinse with warm water and the spot will be good as new!
For a fun and easy project, grow beans indoors with the help of some Q-tips® Beauty Rounds. Place 2-3 dry beans in a mason jar filled with damp Q-tips® Beauty Rounds. Watch the beans begin to sprout into small roots with tendrils when placed by with window. Add a little water daily to the Q-tips® Beauty Rounds in the jar.
Fill a tray with water, and drop in a few drops of nail polish. Take a blank mug and dunk into the water at various angles for various lengths of time (to achieve lighter or darker colors). Use a Q-tips® cotton swab to apply spots of color or fill blank spaces.
Q-tips® cotton swabs are just the right size for cleaning in between your pet's paws, underneath nails, and around the outside of their ears. Place a dime size amount of animal-approved shampoo on one end of a Q-tips® cotton swab and gently clean those hard to reach places.
Spray a Q-tips® Beauty Round with your favorite perfume and toss into your gym bag or purse to keep your bag and its contents smelling fresh.
Cut a paper plate in half. Use Q-tips® cotton swabs to paint eyes, a nose, and blushed cheeks on one half plate. Use the other half plate to create ears. Paint and glue them on the top of the face. Last, add a striped straw to hold the mask!
Apply unscented lotion or rubbing alcohol to your over-scented area with a Q-tips® Beauty Round.
Nothing ruins our day like a stuck zipper. Dip a Q-tips® cotton swab in a little shampoo and apply to the zipper for smooth sliding and less tugging.
From a bird’s eye view, it may be impossible to tell the colors of your nail polish. For a quick fix, dot the tops of nail polish caps using a Q-tips® cotton swab for easily-distinguishable colors!
Use a Q-tips® cotton swab dipped in Vaseline petroleum jelly to buff out marks on patent leather heels! Q-tips cotton swabs are sturdy yet have a flexible stick so you can buff away then keep dancing.
Wrap delicate necklaces and bracelets around Q-tips® cotton swabs to prevent tangles and keep them organized in your suitcase.
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ to clean the hard-to-reach places around the keys of your piano or other instruments.