Christmas sweater nail design

Dec 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

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

Supplies:

  • 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 | Sheknows.com -- supplies

Instructions:

Step 1. Base

Christmas sweater nail design | Sheknows.com -- base

Begin with a red base coat.

Step 2. Main design

Christmas sweater nail design | Sheknows.com -- 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 | Sheknows.com -- details

Christmas sweater nail design | Sheknows.com -- details

Christmas sweater nail design | Sheknows.com -- 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 | Sheknows.com -- fur

Christmas sweater nail design | Sheknows.com -- fur

Christmas sweater nail design | Sheknows.com -- 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.

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