Nail Art Tutorial: Christmas Tree Cupcakes

My Christmas nail art for 2011 will not be complete without another cupcake inspired design. I was able to create one last year. This year, I did something different. I came up with the idea of Christmas tree cupcakes!

I should tell you now that this post is photo heavy as I really love how this turned out.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Nail Art Design
Christmas Tree Cupcakes Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


The idea is to come up with a cupcake design that mimics a Christmas tree. So instead of the usual cherry on top, I placed a yellow dot on top of the cupcake to resemble a star on top of a Christmas tree. An option is to use a star fimo nail art or a star-shaped rhinestone. But I don't have either so I just used a yellow dot. It looks pretty good, me thinks.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Nail Art Design


Unlike the previous Christmas Cupcake Nail Art, this one has a red cupcake holder so that the cupcake itself would be green to represent the Christmas tree.

I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Cherry Red for the french tips and Alessandro Art 77-166 for the cupcake icing. All the white parts in the design were painted using white acrylic paint.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Nail Art Design


The cupcake design will work for short nails. If you noticed, my index fingernails have very short nail beds. Its length is only a third of my other nails. In fact, I recently broke the nail on my right index finger. What I did is I adjusted the height of the french tip and the green cupcake icing.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Nail Art Design


My good friend, Don took a few photos of my Christmas tree cupcake nail design during one of our coffee sessions. Here are 2 of my favorite shots:

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Nail Art Design


Christmas Tree Cupcakes Nail Art Design


I always love how he composes his shots of my nail art. And so I always make it a point to include it in my post whenever available. They have been my inspiration to experiment on hand poses to present my nail designs in different and creative ways. :)

I prepared a short video nail art tutorial for this Christmas nail design. Watch it here:



I hope you liked this Christmas tree cupcake nail art as much as I did. It's quite simple to do and it's a very interesting design to wear for the holidays.

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21 comments:

  1. Very cute and creative!

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  2. This is a cute idea - I wonder how they taste, though ;)

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  3. So funny!
    The idea is really original!
    I love it!

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  4. This is too cute! What a great idea. :)

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  5. So cute! Mmm... I want some frosting now. :)

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  6. So cute! What a creative idea! And I love the shots that Don takes of your nails. Please keep including them in your posts. They are really great.

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  7. What a clever idea to repurpose your fantastic cupcake ability!

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  8. Wow so cute, Rina you make the tutorials so easy to follow, I love them. :-)

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  9. They are really cute and well done...but they look like moldy cupcakes to me. lol Super-cute moldy cupcakes though! ;)

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  10. ohhhh these cupcakes are so sweet!!!!

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  11. i wonder what kind of taste this cupcakes would be... is the cream made of spinach?
    love it, and the pics are awesome :-D

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  12. Cute! I'll do this sometime and post pictures on my blog! hehe. You're free to critic! :p Thanks Rins!

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  13. i totally love it!! it's so neat as well :D good job !

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  14. Thank you.

    Thank you.

    Thank you!

    I love reading all your comments. Thanks for acknowledging my efforts to create nail art tutorials that are easy to follow, for letting me know that you like my nail design by leaving a comment, and for always having the nicest things to say. I am sincerely grateful to all of you. :)

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  15. I love all your cupcakes!! One of this days I want to try on my nails :D

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!! ^.^

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  16. Ah! How cute is this! You are so creative!

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  17. Thank you! I don't think I'll ever get tired of recreating my cupcake nail design. I find it so versatile and quite easy to do. :)

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  18. Mmmmmmmmmm delicious muffins.. :) Very sweet idea! I love the design..

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  19. i saw the design and i was like way too difficult for me..and i saw the tutorial video and i was u r zoo awesome!!! It seems doable by me..u make it look zoo simple!!!

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  20. * sooo.. not Zoo.. my pc auto corrects

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