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Nail design: San Francisco 49ers manicure tutorial

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...

football nail art

In honor of the 49ers, we created this nail art to wear when rooting on your team.
Nail design tutorial
football nail art

Follow these easy steps to create the full nail design. At the end, add the number of your favorite player on your thumb for a personal touch (in this case, we chose #7 for Quarterback Colin Kaepernick).

football nail art


Gather materials

  • OPI 'Color So Hot It Berns'
  • Sally Hansen 'White On'
  • Nicole by OPI 'The Next CEO'
  • Scotch tape
  • Small paint brush

football nail art


Choose your base color

Start with a base coat of red on the thumb and gold on the rest of your nails.

football nail art


Prep your materials

Paint some strips of tape with red and white polish and let dry.

football nail art


Stick on the red strips

Cut the painted red tape into strips and stick them on the middle of your gold nails.

football nail art


Second layer of strips

Cut thinner strips of the white painted tape and place over the middle of the red strips.

football nail art



Trim excess tape.

football nail art


Paint on player's number

Using the small paint brush, paint the number of your favorite player on your thumbs and finish with top coat.

football nail art

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