20 Charming Christmas Nail Art Ideas You’ll Adore

Christmas nail art is our favorite as what can be cuter and more heart-warming? We know that the holidays are really soon because we can already smell them everywhere we go. So, let’s start getting into the right mood and explore several pretty designs for your festive manicure. Are you ready to learn how to create them?

Christmas Holly Nail Tutorial

This Christmas nails design is a bit complicated but we are sure that you can pull it off.


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  1. Apply a base in a light shade and paint one nail red.
  2. Take a dotting tool that is really small. Dip it into any shade of red nail lacquer you have at hand. With its help, create little clusters that consist of 1 to 3 dots.
  3. Now dip it into green lacquer and paint lines that will then turn into leafs.
  4. To create the leafs, add two pointed edges to both sides of every green line.
  5. Add some white dots to the design – that would be snow.
  6. Apply top coat.

How to Do Charming Christmas Nails

This nail art idea will take some time and patience, but it will worth it.


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  1. Start with applying base coat.
  2. Apply a base in beige to the pointer finger.
  3. Apply red nail polish to the nail bed of the pointer finger so that it resembles a Santa’s hat.
  4. With a dotting tool, add some white dots to the hat.
  5. Now paint white dots around the tip so that they resemble a Santa’s beard.
  6. Place two dots in black in the middle of the nail. That would be eyes.
  7. Now apply one or two layers of nail lacquer in gold glitter to your middle finger./li>
  8. Take a very thin brush and paint a white snowman outline.
  9. Fill in the outline with white nail lacquer.
  10. Create eyes with two dots in black.
  11. Take a thin brush and orange nail lacquer to get a carrot nose.
  12. Add a horizontal and vertical line in blue for a scarf.
  13. Paint a small hat in black.
  14. Place two black dots that will be the buttons.
  15. Apply brown nail lacquer to your ring finger.
  16. Using a dotting tool, place two black dots for the eyes and one red dot for the nose.
  17. Using a thin brush, place two black parentheses closer to the nail bed. Add small black lines for parentheses to resemble antlers.
  18. Paint a flat W letter for the mouth.
  19. Add V letters for the ears.
  20. Paint your pinkie and thumb red.
  21. Using a big dotting tool, place several white dots over the red base.
  22. Finish with top coat.

Icy Crystal Christmas Design

Let’s see how to do icy crystals on your nails.


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  1. Paint your pointer and ring nails in pastel blue.
  2. Paint your thumb and pinkie fingernail in sky blue.
  3. And the glitter accent will be on the middle finger.
  4. Apply special protective barrier around your middle finger as many layers of polish will be applied to it.
  5. Take the glitter nail lacquer and apply it to a small makeup sponge. The sponge is capable of absorbing the nail lacquer. Thus, only the glitter will be left.
  6. Now dab the middle fingernail with the sponge full of glitter. Remove the protective barrier.
  7. Let’s move on to the Christmas tree nail design. Take striping tape of a wide shape and outline a triangle over your nude blue nail.
  8. Again, take that sponge with glitter and dab it onto the nail right inside that triangle.
  9. After removing the tape, you will get an even triangle. Apply the top coat on this nail at once.
  10. Now place rhinestones of various shapes and sizes onto the glittery triangle. Fix with top coat.
  11. Use star glitter in blue to create the top garland for your tree. Again, fix with top coat.
  12. Repeat steps 7-11 on your ring finger. But this time create a circle rather than a triangle. Thus, you will get a festive wreath. Add a cute bow decor.
  13. Now using holographic glitter in silver, create a polka dot pattern on your sky blue fingernails.
  14. Apply top coat.

Last Minute Christmas Nail Art

This pretty dotticure nail art is super easy to pull off.


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  1. First, paint all your fingernails white.
  2. With a dotting tool of a medium size and purple nail lacquer, place purple dots randomly on the tips and around them.
  3. Do the same with nail lacquer in dark purple so that there is less spare space left.
  4. Repeat the procedure, using silver nail lacquer.
  5. Now use gold glitter nail lacquer for the same purpose.
  6. Apply top coat.

Christmas Nail Art: Polar Bear

This Christmas nail art design is not very intricate but quite time-consuming.


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  1. Apply base coat.
  2. Create half-moons with white nail lacquer. Two coats of white will do.
  3. Starting from the middle of your ring finger, paint a white bear.
  4. Using a dotting tool, add white ears to the silhouette of the bear.
  5. With a dotting tool that is small, create a black nose, mouth, and eyes.
  6. Take a nail striper and add horizontal and then vertical thin red lines for a scarf.
  7. Add some contrasting blue lines for the tips of the scarf.
  8. Now take a dotting tool of a medium size and embellish the nail beds of all other nails with alternating three red and two green dots.
  9. Apply top coat.

Cute Christmas Trees on Your Nails


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Use light beige nail polish as a base coat.
  3. With the help of a striping tape form a Christmas tree shape.
  4. Fill it in with green nail polish.
  5. Remove the tape.
  6. Add tiny red and silver dots to resemble Christmas ornaments.
  7. Place a star on the top.
  8. Coat your nails with a glossy top.

Easy DIY: Waterfall Nail Design


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Use white nail polish as a base color.
  3. Paint vertical, wispy red, light green and gold stripes on the nail.
  4. Coat your nails with a glossy top.

Wonderful Water Bubble Christmas Tree


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Paint your nails blue.
  3. Add glittery ombre to all the fingers but ring one.
  4. Now, dissolve a little bit of acrylic paint with water.
  5. Use a dotting tool and acrylic paint to form a Christmas tree with the help of bubbles.
  6. Soak up all the excess paint out of the dots so that they resemble bubbles.
  7. Introduce more bubbles for the layered effect.
  8. Place a star stud at the top.
  9. Coat your nails with a matte top.

DIY: Rufolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Use a white base coat on your ring finger.
  3. Place a rounded decal in the middle.
  4. Cover the top part of your nail with beige nail polish. Remove the decal.
  5. With the help of colored rhinestones add a deer’s eyes, nose, and horns to the design.
  6. Paint your index and pinkie beige.
  7. Use wavy decals on.
  8. Cover the nails up with glittery polish.
  9. Remove the decals.
  10. Paint your middle finger with gold glitter nail polish.
  11. Coat your nails with a glossy top.

Mesmerizing Drag Marble Christmas Tree


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Paint your ring finger white, make sure the polish is still wet when you proceed.
  3. Add three green lines across the nail.
  4. With the help of a needle or a toothpick, make a Christmas tree shape.
  5. Place a star stud on the top of the tree; you can also paint it red if you like.
  6. Introduce some red and gold Christmas ornaments to the design.
  7. Coat your nails with a glossy top.

Disney Christmas Nail Art


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Coat your fingers with a white base.
  3. Use a round decal to create an even beige circle.
  4. With the help of a dotting tool and beige nail polish add two ears to the circle.
  5. Introduce gingerbread ornament to the image.
  6. Create a black circle using round decal.
  7. Place two black ears on the top of the circle.
  8. Add a small red dot as a nose and two reindeer horns to the image.
  9. A round decal will help you create an even red circle.
  10. Using a dotting tool and black nail polish add two ears.
  11. Draw a Santa belt to the image.
  12. Paint a black circle in the middle of your nails.
  13. Outline it with green.
  14. Depict two round black ears and a red bow on the picture.
  15. Apply a top coat.

Dotted Christmas Tree Nail Art


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Paint your nail white.
  3. Place two thin striping tape pieces to form a triangle in the middle of your nails.
  4. Using a dotting tool and green nail polish add different-sized dots to the middle.
  5. Repeat the procedure with light green nail polish.
  6. Remove the striping tape.
  7. Add a star to the top.
  8. Apply a top coat.

Santa Suit Nails


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Paint your nails red.
  3. Add a white vertical stripe to the middle of your nail.
  4. Repeat with a rigged white line on the tip of your nail.
  5. Draw a black horizontal line in the middle of your fingernail.
  6. Place a sparkling square to the middle of the black stripe.
  7. Coat your fingers with a glossy top.

Sparkly Christmas Tree Balls Manicure Idea


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Paint your nail white.
  3. Add a rose gold glittery circle to the middle of your finger.
  4. Draw a thin grey line from the bottom of your nail to the circle.
  5. Using pale nail polish and a striping brush draw a cute bow at the base of the circle.
  6. Add a tiny rhinestone to the middle of the bow.
  7. Apply a top coat.

Girly Christmas Nails in Pink


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  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Paint a nail with white base coat.
  3. Using a bright pink nail polish and a striping brush draw the outline of your tree.
  4. Keep building up the fullness of the Christmas tree until you are satisfied with it.
  5. Add tiny silver dots to the tree as Christmas ornaments.
  6. Place a star on the top of the tree.
  7. Apply a top coat.

Sweet Christmas Candy Nail Art


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Holly Garland French Tips


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Frozen Icicles Nail Art


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Sweater Pattern Inspired Nail Art


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Water Marble Christmas Tree


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We hope you enjoy these Christmas nail art tutorials and will succeed in their replication with the least of time and effort involved. Do not forget to visit us for some more fresh ideas and pieces of trendy advice!

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