Nail Art Tutorial: Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots

Filipinos are known for setting up Christmas trees as early as November in celebration of the season. We take pleasure in decorating our homes. It is not really surprising since we are known for our festivals and merriment ways. But there are still those that like to keep it simple. This Christmas nail art design and I, included.

Here is a simple way of painting a Christmas tree on your nails. All you need are dotting tools because this tree is made out of dots!

Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots Nail Art Design
Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


I have been getting requests for a simple Christmas nail art that would be very manageable for nail art beginners to try. I hope that this would give them an idea. Polka dots are really versatile!

Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots Nail Art Design


Base color for accent nail is 2 coats of OPI Alpine White and I polished my other nails with Revlon Emerald City. The latter is actually a matte finish but decided to wear it with a top coat. Only shiny things for Christmas.

I brought out that small Christmas tree my sister gave me last year when December stepped in. It is now sitting on top of my personal nail station.

Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots Nail Art Design
A mini Christmas tree on top of my mini personal nail station.


I used 5 different shades of green nail polish to create the Christmas tree. An option would be to just use one color. But I personally prefer using different shades just to make it more interesting. And for a little contrast, I added bright red dots to mimic Christmas balls as decoration for the tree.

Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots Nail Art Design


I also decided to dab different sizes of dots at random for this Christmas tree nail art. You may choose to just use one size if you like. The idea is to experiment on what appeals to you. Before I decided on this design, I practiced on a piece of scratch paper so that I'll know how it will look before I start painting on my nails. Since you will be working with nail polish, the practice is recommended. You don't want the hassle of reapplying a polish because you made a mistake.

Christmas Tree ala Polka Dots Nail Art Design


It is unusual for me to leave my other nails plain. But this is to show that nail art need not be elaborate. The question is what is comfortable for you to wear. It really doesn't matter how simple or how many nails you decorate. :)

To show you how I did this Christmas tree nail design using just dots, here's a tutorial:



Thank you for watching! I hope you found this nail art interesting to try.

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28 comments:

  1. So simple and so pretty! Thank you :)

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  2. Cute and beautiful!! ^.^

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  3. OH EM GEE! So cute and so easy!! Thank you for posting nail art that is do-able by everybody. I am using this one today!

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  4. Sencillo a la vez que elegante. Me encanta!

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  5. Oh I love this! I never would have thought to do it that way! Definitely doing this!

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  6. Thanks a lot, ladies!

    After being crazy for almost 2 weeks, I decided to do something really simple to share with you. I'm happy that you appreciated this idea. :)

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  7. super cute, love it :-D
    even i can do this ;-)

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  8. So cute and different, yet so simple. I love it!

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  9. So sweet and quite easy to do too. Must try this out!

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  10. Great for the beginners. Thanks so kindly.

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  11. That's cute and easy! I'll try that definitely...i just need to get some dotting tools though :).

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  12. I honestly had mixed feelings on this tutorial because I didn't know how you would respond. Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I know now that I did something right! :) This nail art tutorial is in response to all messages I have been getting to come up with a simple Christmas nail design that is easy to do by any nail art enthusiast.

    To soda,
    You can use a toothpick or the end of a make up brush as suitable replacements for dotting tools. They would work as great. :)

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  13. These are adorable, I like that you include the tutorial on them.

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  14. Wow! I love this idea! It is really cute and I love the way you did it just on an accent nail. Also, bobby pins are good substitutes for dotting tools if you don't have one. :)

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  15. Thank you!

    And thanks Sonoma Bento for the additional tip! Bobby pins are indeed great subs for dotting tools. :)

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  16. this is absolutely fantastic! Nicely done.

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  17. Thanks! Worked out great and I added a gem for the top of the tree :-)

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  18. Simple and adorable! I saw the tutorial, I hope to find a little bit of time to try it myself, so beautiful! :-)

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  19. Adorable! Such a clever idea!

    And I am so jealous of your personal nail station!

    /Cecilia

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  20. I'd like to say thanks to my fellow nail art enthusiast who tried this Christmas tree ala polka dots nail design. Some of you even sent me a message via the contact form. I really appreciate it and I am very happy that you took inspiration from this design. :)

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  21. I love this design! So simple, yet really pretty and fun! And yes, I'm looking at Christmas nail art tutorials in April. I have been a nail art enthusiast for about 2 years now... but I am just starting to discover all of the wonderful blogs and tutorials available. I just found your blog today and I'm so glad I did. You have some wonderful designs and ideas. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  22. Hi rina, where can i buy dotting tools?

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  23. Do you think it would look alright with the rest of your nails painted red instead of green?

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  24. Do you think it would look alright with the rest of your nails painted red instead of green?

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