What would you like to know?
Share this Story

Christmas sweater nail design

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

The cute knit patterns you love, on nails!

There's nothing ugly about these Christmas sweater-inspired nails! Filled with nostalgia and cozy feelings, they also have unique furry accents.

Step Christmas sweater nail design


  • Gray flocking powder
  • SquareHue's Lincoln Road
  • OPI's Color So Hot It Berns
  • Striping tape
  • Dotting tool
  • Small paint brush

Christmas sweater nail design | -- supplies


Step 1. Base

Christmas sweater nail design | -- base

Begin with a red base coat.

Step 2. Main design

Christmas sweater nail design | -- main design

Using the small paint brush, paint gray design elements on your nails. Include a geometric Christmas tree, diamonds, triangles and stripes.

Step 3. Details

Christmas sweater nail design | -- details

Christmas sweater nail design | -- details

Christmas sweater nail design | -- details

Fill in additional triangle details in between the stripes. With the dotting tool, make polka dots as shown. Take the striping tape and cut into 4 (1-inch) pieces. Place in a starburst design on the thumb. Paint points in the red space in between the tape pieces as shown and fill in. Let dry and then remove the tape. Add a dot in the middle of the starburst.

Step 4. Fur

Christmas sweater nail design | -- fur

Christmas sweater nail design | -- fur

Christmas sweater nail design | -- final result

Let the nails dry and then paint on a top coat. Let that dry very well and then using the small brush and gray polish, paint over a few design elements and cover with flocking powder. Let it dry for a minute and then lightly blow and brush off the excess.

Check out our nail design photo gallery here

ugly sweater party

More nails

Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art
Chanel-inspired tweed and fur nails
Chunky glitter and furry nails inspired by Rachel Zoe

New in Beauty & Style

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!