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Christmas Tree | Nail Art Tutorial


Christmas Tree | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this Christmas tree nail look? Follow our 8 step nail art tutorial below!

The products we used to create this look:

Nail polishes and nail art tools.

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Mulled Wine
3. French Manicure Long Lasting – Collection – French White
4. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Loosey Goosey Dancin
5. Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
6. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Mocha
7. Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Electric Yellow
8. Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Lux Lobster
9. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Baby Blue
10. SuperStay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour – Maybelline – Magenta Surge
11. Pointed Drawing Brush (long)
12. Dotting Tool
13. Pointed Drawing Brush (small)
14. Green Glitter

Would you like this design painted on false nails for you?

If you can’t find this look with our other false nail sets that are available to buy, please contact me and I will happily sort it out for you!

Now lets show you how we created this look!


First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and shape them to how you want them with your file. If you want make your nails appear longer you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.


Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to have the ring finger as the main focus so we painted that nail with the nail polish in the colour French White (3), and the rest with the nail polish in the colour Mulled Wine (2). We applied 2 coats as this made sure the nails were covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry!

christmas nail ideasSTEP 3

Once the white nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the Christmas tree! To do this, we used the long pointed drawing brush with the nail polish in the colour Loosey Goosey Dancin (4). We started at the bottom part of the tree and worked our way up. As you can see in the photo, we left a gap below the tree as we’re going to be adding something there later!

christmas nail artSTEP 4

Once we finished painting on the Christmas tree, we then outlined it using the thin dotting pen (12) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (5).

christmas nailsSTEP 5

Now it’s time to add a little bit of sparkle to the tree! Firstly, we applied a little bit of the nail polish in the colour Loosey Goosey Dancin (4) as this will create a surface for the glitter to stick to. We then gently applied the green glitter (14) by using the small pointed drawing brush (13).

xmas tree nail artSTEP 6

To give the Christmas tree some time to dry, we decided to add a little bit of detail to underneath the tree! It needs a little pot to stand in, right?! First of all, we painted on the tree trunk using the long pointed drawing brush (11) with the nail polish in the colour Mocha (6). Then we painted on a small pot using the long pointed drawing brush (11) and the nail polish in the colour Mulled Wine (2).

christmas tree nail art designsSTEP 7

We then added a thin black outline using the dotting pen (12) and the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (5).

christmas tree nail artSTEP 8

Now it’s time to add the final touch – some colour decorations onto the Christmas tree! To paint them on, we used the dotting pen (12). We decided to use a few different colours – yellow (7), orange (8), blue (9) and pink (10) as we thought these would be a great mix. As you can see, it made our Christmas tree nice and colourful!

And that’s it! How cute is this look?! Perfect for everyday wear with it getting closer to Christmas! So if you are getting into that Christmassy mood – why not have fun and paint this look on your nails to show everyone!

christmas tree nails

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram @creativenailsuk!

Don’t forget to check out our shop – we have a number of gorgeous false nails that are for sale now!

Also – if you are unable to find what you are looking for through my shop or from a design in my nail art tutorials, please do not hesitate to get in touch! I am more than happy to do custom designs.

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(53) Comments

  1. I can’t stop looking back on your posts for festive nail inspo! X

    1. Haha, it’s been so much fun creating these!

  2. Another cute tutorial. I am not sure my nails would be long enough to draw the tree but I could try!xx corinne

    1. Thank you! You could try doing a cute little tree – I’m sure it’d look great 🙂

  3. I love your tutorials they are super cute though I don’t think my hand would be able to stop shaking if I attempted to start this design!

    1. Aww, thank you – we love making these for everyone, it’s so much fun!

    1. Thank you! It’s cute look, isn’t it?! 🙂

  4. You always make the cutest nail art. Wish I had a green like this at hand to get creative right away.
    Lea, xx

    1. Aww, thank you 🙂 It’s a nice green colour – I don’t usually go for a colour like that but it was so useful I picked it up, haha

  5. This is such a great tutorial ! Looks so cute as well. I’ll have to try one of your ideas sometime xx

    1. Thank you so much! It is pretty cute, it’s quite simple too so it’s not too difficult. We’d love to see it if you do try one of our ideas sometime!

  6. I love this one! Looks simple enough for me to be able to attempt at it as well!


    1. It’s such a nice design too even though it is simple. We’d love to see a picture if you do try this one out! 🙂

  7. That’s really cute. I’d add some gold sparkle to it personally.

    1. Thank you. We were going to do this originally, but we decided to go with the green instead so it was a bit more subtle and we’d have the coloured decorations instead stand out on it 🙂

  8. Kayleigh Zara says:

    I love the look, and it’s absolutely perfect for the Christmas season, I love how simple the tree look is, and I love how you’ve shown it step by step! Great post x

    Kayleigh Zara

    1. Thank you so much! It is a nice simple design but it looks so nice of the nail too so it’s a great design. Aww, yay – that’s good, we are glad you love it! Our aim is to make these tutorials so everyone can try them out if they want to 🙂

  9. I just can’t get over how good you are at nail art! I struggle painting my nails one colour LOL! This is so lovely and festive! Maybe I’ll give it a go – I think I have too shaky a hand to get that tree so precise though!

    1. Haha, thank you so much! I think no matter how you are painting your nails, it can be a bit of a struggle sometimes 😛 I have to start over again sometimes when painting the base colour as I’ve messed it up or smuggled something by accident hahaha.

      That would be great! We’d love to see a picture if you do try this out 🙂

  10. Live the idea of Christmas nails, and how simple this is-but I can’t see your pictures!

    1. Hi Lydia, thank you for the comment!

      I’m not sure what the issue with the pictures are though? It’s all working fine on my end on all browsers, and on my phones 4g? I’ve asked someone else to check too and it’s working for them!

      I’d love to try and help if possible so you can see the pictures! Feel free to message me on Twitter ( and I’ll see if I can help!

  11. Love these ides must get my nails done for Xmas I normally don’t bother as having a toddler they don’t last long but I may go for it after seeing theze. Xx

    1. Aww, thank you! Haha, yeah I can imagine that can bit a bit of a struggle! Maybe you could have a few hours one day to treat yourself to some pretty nails! 🙂

  12. Heather says:

    Such cute creative festive nails! Absolutely loving them! I’m terrible at nail art unfortunately, lucky if I can paint my own nails! But just looking at these just make me want to whip out the polishes and start getting creative!

    Heather xox ||

    1. Aw thank you so much – it’s so great to hear that! You could try some easier design first of all and work your way up, like our fox nail art design! It’s all a bit of fun 🙂

  13. Another cute festive design! I love seeing your creations! So talented! xx

    Bexa |

    1. Aww thank you so much! It’s lovely to hear you say that – we’re so glad you love them! 🙂

  14. So cute and festive! I wish I could do this but i suck at nail art aha x

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    1. Thank you! Haha, well it’s all fun! If you wanted to try adding a little detail to your nails you could do some smaller little things like dots etc 🙂

  15. omg I absolutely love your blog, these nails are so cute!

    1. Aww thank you so much! That’s great to hear! 🙂

  16. These are fantastic -wish I was as talented as you I’m awful at painting my nails

    1. Haha, thank you so much! Aww, just paint them a pretty colour and it’s all worth it 🙂

  17. This is such a cool post, I wish I had nails so I could actually give it a go! Painting your nails that well is a talent though, I’d be getting it everywhere

    1. It definitely is handy having longer nails when doing nail art, but you could just try paint a cute small one! Haha, thank you 🙂

  18. Wow! Super cute nails.
    I wish I could do nails like this, but I end up messing things up!


    1. Thank you so much! 🙂 haha, aww – you could try something a bit easier to begin with and work your way up as you feel more comfortable!

  19. What an adorable little tree, you are so talented!! Would be too cute to put presents of all sizes or bows on the other nails too! 🙂
    Alice Xx

    1. Aww thank you! Yeah that would be great idea – gold bows on the other nails would look so pretty! 🙂

  20. Hi, another great tutorial I love the subtle hint of Christmas with just 1 nail with a tree, if only my nails were long enough.

    1. Thank you! Yeah we thought we’d create one that was a bit more of a subtle look with a cute Christmas tree. Aww – well you could try paint a small cute little tree on your nail! 🙂

  21. I love doing a lovely festive nail look at Christmas, lovely tutorial x

    Steph x

    1. It’s great isn’t it?! Definitely another way to get you into the Christmassy mood. Thank you! 🙂

  22. Oh gosh these are gorge! I always do my own nails, but I’m lacking in talent to do designs these pretty!!! Very festive, love them.

    Love Lily xo

    1. Aw thank you so much – we’re glad you love them! You could always try – you never know, you might surprise yourself! You could also try some easier designs we’ve got and work your way up 🙂

  23. Oh my this is beautiful! I swear I can’t even paint a single nail without painting my whole finger haha, I don’t know how you do it

    1. Aww, thank you – it’s a great look for Christmas! haha, it does take a bit of practice but it’s all good fun! 🙂

  24. Those nails are super cute!! Love them!! I am not quite this talented at doing my nails lol

    1. They are so cute aren’t they?! Haha, well you could try it out – it’s all good fun! We have some other designs that would be easier to start with and you can work your way up 🙂

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