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Gingerbread Men | Nail Art Tutorial


Gingerbread Men | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this gingerbread men nail look? Follow our 6 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. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Champagne Shimmer
4. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Latte
5. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Mocha
 French Manicure Long Lasting – Collection – French White
 Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Electric Yellow
 Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Lux Lobster
 Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
10. Dotting Tool

11. Dotting Tool

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 Champagne Shimmer (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!

xmas nail artSTEP 3

Once the gold nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the gingerbread men! To make the colour of the gingerbread men, we mixed together the nail polishes in the colour Latte (4) and Mocha (5). We then painted them on using the dotting pen (11) – we used the thicker side to create the face and the thinner side to do the body. It’s a good idea to paint on the main one first and then paint the others around it.

xmas nail designsSTEP 4

Once we were happy with our gingerbread men, we decided to outline them using the thin dotting pen (10) with the nail polish in the colour French White (6).

christmas nail artSTEP 5

The next thing we decided to add was the ‘gum drop buttons’! We decided to go with the nail polish in the colours Electric Yellow (7) and Lux Lobster (8) as we thought these would be great as they will stand out. We used the thin dotting pen (10) to put them on.

gingerbread nail artSTEP 6

And lastly, the final touch – a smiley face! We used the dotting pen (10) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (9) to paint on some eyes and a smile to add that finishing touch to the gingerbread men!

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!

🎄 If you like this nail art, click here to check out our other Christmas nail designs! 🎄

gingerbread men nail art

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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(34) Comments

  1. Oh my gosh I love this! I wish my hands weren’t so shaky when it comes to doing nail art, and I’m jealous of how neat your gingerbread are!

    1. Aww, thank you! They are pretty cute gingerbread men, right?! 🙂

  2. Aww this is so cute! and so perfect for christmas! Loving this nail art! You’re so talented! xx corinne

    1. Aww, thank you so much for this lovely comment 🙂

  3. I love this! I think this is my favourite of your festive posts so far! I adore that red colour x


    1. Thank you – it is a super cute look for Christmas! And yes, that red colour is gorgeous!

  4. I love the design, it’s so cute!

    1. Thank you! It is so cute, isn’t it?! 🙂

  5. These nails are super cute! I love them! They are so festive!

    Ciara |

    1. Haha, thank you! They are so cute aren’t they?! 🙂

  6. You are so talented and must have such a steady hand, I am in awe every time I see these posts as they’re so neat, cute and funky! Gingerbread men are adorable, I wonder how long this would take to do every nail like it!?
    Alice Xx

    1. Haha, aww thank you – that’s so sweet! They are so cute aren’t they. I’m not sure haha, it would probably take quite a bit of time! I’ll have to try it some time and see! 😛

  7. Oh my goodness this is so cute, and how perfect for Christmas too!! You are so talented, without this I would have no clue where to even start!

    Sarah | xx

    1. Haha, thank you! The little gingerbread men are adorable, aren’t they! Aw, that’s so nice of you! I’m glad I can help! The aim is to create these tutorials so everyone can try out the nail looks, so that’s lovely to hear 🙂

  8. Such a fab post! I’m useless at doing my own nails but love how you’ve broken this down step by step and provided the photos too, hopefully even I can give it a shot!

    1. Thank you so much! Aww – yes! Have a shot at it, our aim is to make tutorials that everyone can try if they want to, so have some fun and try it out – you might surprise yourself! 🙂

  9. These are the cutest! I wish I had your patience! May have to sit down and try it out in December!- x

    1. Aw, thank you! They are so cute aren’t they?! Haha, yeah doing nail art can sometimes require quite a bit of patience! But it’s all worth it in the end. Ooo yes – we’d love to see it if you do try this out! 🙂

  10. This is amazing, I love how festive this nail design is! Definitely gets me in the mood to do my own nail art, which I don’t do very often! Great job! xx

    1. Thank you! The gingerbread men are so cute aren’t they?! Aww, it’s great fun – we’d love to see your nail art, especially if you try out one of our looks! 🙂

  11. I love this nail design, I’m not great at painting my nails but I definitely want to learn how to do this x – @HayleyxLunn

    1. Aww thats great! Our aim is to make these tutorials so everyone can try it out if they want to! We’d love to see how you get on if you do try one of our looks 🙂

  12. First of I want all those nail polishes. They have such nice individual colours. Your nails look so cute and makes me wanna do some more nail art with my nails too.
    Lea, xx

    1. The colours are so pretty aren’t they! The Champagne Shimmer is one of my favourites. Aww, thank you and yay! That’s great, nail art is so much fun 🙂

  13. Can’t believe I’ve never read you blog before! Love your content and your nail pictures are stunning girl <3

    Morgan x

    1. Haha, we are pretty new here with this page! Thank you so much 🙂 we’ll have some more Christmas themed nail art tutorials coming soon too so keep an eye out for them! 🙂

  14. Rebecca Rose says:

    Another amazing nail tutorial! You are so talented! xx

    1. Aw thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you 🙂

  15. Oh my gosh these look amazing. I wish I could do this xx

    1. Thank you so much! You could try, you never know – you might surprise yourself 🙂

  16. Gorgeous and so detailed too! Your nail art is fantastic as always xx

    Bexa |

    1. Thank you so much! They are cute little gingerbread men aren’t they! 🙂

  17. Rebecca says:

    I wish I was artistic enough to pull this off, they look great! 🙂

    1. Thank you! You could paint one on the ring finger instead of a few, which would make it a bit easier and it would look great still 🙂

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