Although it's now November, there's still almost this whole month of fall/autumn decorations! I love seasonal nails since I love seasons in general so when I recently did a pumpkin accent nail I figured I should make a post about it! If you've been following my blog, I did a Watermelon Nail DIY back in August. Many of you really liked that one as well as my DIY Floral Nails which was actually my first blog post.
Anyway, I think these would be so cute for Thanksgiving which is approaching fast. Woohoo!
| You Will Need: |
- Base coat (Orly Bonder)
- Natural wood toothpicks
- White polish (Julep Dana)
- Orange/coral polish (Essie Tart Deco)
- Red/dark orange polish (Essie Meet Me at Sunset)
- Green/teal polish (Essie Naughty Nautical)
- Top coat (Seche Vite)
| Steps |
- Begin by coating your nails with a base coat to encourage lasting nail polish.
- Apply two coats of your white nail polish to all but your index finger (or other chosen nail).
- Apply two coats to your index finger of your orange/coral. (step 1)
- On your accent nail/ring fingers, create a semi-circle on the end of your nails, reaching about 1/3 of the way up your nail. This will be your pumpkin. (step 2)
- On a piece of paper or index card put a large drop of red polish. Using a toothpick, thinly outline your pumpkin. Also place a line directly down the center of it, then one curved line on either side of it. So three-dimensional. (step 3)
- On the same piece of paper, put a large drop of teal. Using a toothpick again, apply a dot of it on the top center of the pumpkin, allowing the bottom of the dot to slightly go into the pumpkin. Extend this line up and to the left or right to create a loop. Curve the line down to the opposite side and have it jut into the pumpkin again. Where the curve begins to straighten out, attach a line to make a loop and bring it up to nearly the bottom of your nail to complete the adorable vine. (step 4)
- Wait for it to dry completely and apply a top coat.
Explaining it sounds more complicated than it is but it will take some practice. Since it's simpler, you could just make the pumpkin stem (actually called a peduncle) short and stubby instead of creating a vine.
If ya'll have any requests for nail tutorials let me know!
Thanks for reading! xo