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Christmas Tree Nail Art Design

In order to get the ultimate Christmas nails, I thought it only made sense to start with two well-known holiday symbols: snow and a Christmas tree.


Even though I live in an area that doesn’t get any snow in the winter, it’s still a sign of Christmas for me. Maybe it’s because of the snow-filled songs or the fact that Santa rides on a sleigh, but when I think of Christmas, I think of snow as well. As for the tree, putting up a tree is tradition and most homes have one displayed in their windows. It wouldn’t be Christmas (for me) without these two things, so I turned them into a festive holiday nail design that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!



I know these designs look hard to do, but they were both pretty easy to make. I didn’t use anything fancy, unless you think a dotting tool is fancy. If you don't have a dotting tool, you can make your own at home using a toothpick, a sewing pin, the tip of a ballpoint pen, a pencil tip, a bobby pin, or anything else you might think of. The other tools I used were just your basic Scotch tape and scissors in order to make a near perfect Christmas tree cutout. 



Follow these surprisingly simple steps to recreate this snowy Christmas tree nail art design:


  1. Start with a clear base coat before applying a coat of black polish to every nail except for your ring finger.
  2. Instead of black, apply a thick coat of white nail polish to your ring finger.
  3. You’ll use your dotting tool to create the snowy look. Start by tapping dots of white polish in clusters, very close to the tips of your black nails.
  4. Once the tip of each nail is covered, continue the dots going up your nail. Make these gradually more spread out as you get closer to your cuticle.
  5. For your ring finger, you’ll need to fold a piece of tape in half, making sure you can pull it back apart. Do this by folding down a corner from one of the raw edges.
  6. Using your scissors, cut out half of a tree shape so that when you open it, you’ll have a whole tree. Think about making three snips for the three tiers of the tree.
  7. Pull on your neat tab to open the tape and place the tree cutout on top of your ring finger nail.
  8. Paint a coat of red polish over it and peel off the tape before it dries.


And that’s it! A snowy Christmas tree design that’s sure to bring good tidings this holiday season!


For more nail art by Jocelyn, visit Polishpedia.com

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