Home » DIY Projects • Simple DIY Projects » How Elmer’s Glue Can Give You A Perfect Manicure How Elmer’s Glue Can Give You A Perfect Manicure Print How Elmer's Glue Can Give You A Perfect Manicure Instructions Start with fresh clean nails. Cover ONLY your cuticles, around your nails, with Elmer's glue. Allow to dry two to three minutes. Polish your nails and allow to dry completely. Peel of the glue and you are done.