The Prettiest Holiday Nail Art Designs to DIY in Minutes

How do our favorite nail bloggers celebrate the holidays? By transforming their nails into sweet seasonal canvases, painting on wreaths, reindeer, candy canes, Christmas trees and more!

Candy Cane Nail Art

candy cane nail art

Lucy's Stash

Warning: You may be tempted to bite your nails when you replicate this candy cane mani from Lucy’s Stash—the results are good-enough-to-eat! 

Wrapping Paper Nail Art

Wrapping Paper Nail Art

Dressed Up Nails

Popular blog Dressed Up Nails lives up to its name with this elegant formal design. We imagine it accessorizing a velvet dress or lurex sweater. 

Holiday Damask Nail Art

Holiday Damask Nail Art

Dressed Up Nails

For something sophisticated and seasonal, Dressed Up Nails showcased a luxe pattern (in this case, damask) in the classic Christmas colors of red and green. 

Reindeer Nail Art

Reindeer Nail Art

The Nailasaurus

You could even say it glows! Rudolph’s red nose really pops against the mocha-brown reindeer faces created by The Nailasaurus. Adding to the cartoon-cute effect? Backdrops of opaque white polish. 

Gold Leaf Nail Art

What could be more decadent than nails dipped in real gold leaf? Our video tutorial shows how easy it is to get the gilded look.

Christmas Sweater Nail Art

 Christmas Sweater Nail Art

Syl and Sam

Can a manicure be cozy? If so, we think these intarsia knit-inspired nails created by Syl and Sam win the prize. 

Christmas Wreath Nail Art

Christmas Wreath Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails

Bring good tidings to you and your kin…on your fingertips! Head to Chalkboard Nails for the step-by-step on these glittery little wreaths, which require a dotting tool and super-thin nail brush. 

Christmas Tree Nail Art

Christmas Tree Nail Art

Nails by Kayla Shevonne

Such a fresh, pointillist take on the iconic Christmas tree! Check out Nails by Kayla Shevonne for the how-to. 

Christmas Lights Nail Art

Christmas Lights Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails

This manicure will light up your holiday—literally! Sarah from Chalkboard Nails embellished her painted bulbs with glow polishes that “switch on” when you turn the lights out. So impressive! 

Snowflake Nail Art

Snowflake Nail Art

Kayla Shevonne

Silver, winter white and shimmering blue polishes combine in this winter wonderland design created by Kayla Shevonne. Perfect for ice-skating in our fuzziest sweater! 

Glitter Dipped Nail Art

Special occasion nails in less than 60 seconds? Follow this video tutorialfor glittery tips that are impossible to mess up.

Presents Nail Art

Presents Nail Art

The Nailasaurus

Give yourself the gift of super-cute nails! Starting with various metallic base colors, Sammy of The Nailasaurus created ribbon-wrapped presents in contrasting hues. 

Holiday Stripe Nail Art

Holiday Stripe Nail Art

Love Maegan

Lifestyle blogger extraordinaire Love Maegan used glitter-glue sticks to create this glamorous look. 

Mistletoe Nail Art

Mistletoe Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails

These mistletoe nails designed by Chalkboard Nails definitely deserve a kiss! We especially love the soft-focus finish, which gives the mani a dreamy, nostalgic vibe. 

Reverse French Nail Art

So smart! Switching up the classic French mani yields sophisticated, party-perfect results. We used a shimmering teal and sparkly gold, but you can experiment with any hues that suit your mood - or match your outfit.

 

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