Nail Art: Christmas Wrapper

It's 12 days before Christmas and I am slacking on my holiday inspired nail art designs. Crazy things have been happening lately and well, I'm spending a lot of my time with Floozie (my cat) and her 4 kittens which are all growing too fast! And then of course, there was the storm that hit my country last week and the weather was gloomy for several days. But the sun is up, I've got my mood back, and finally had time to do my nails!

This Christmas nail art was inspired by a simple concept -- gift wrappers. I wanted my nails to look as if it was wrapped. I also wanted something easy to paint. In the end, I loved how it turned out and I'm hoping that you'll like it too. Take a look:

Christmas Wrapper Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

I used a few Christmas symbols for this wallpaper-like nail art like Christmas tree, Santa hat, snowman, snowflakes, rudolph, and fir tree branches. I painted these randomly on my nails to get that look I was aiming for.

Christmas Wrapper Nail Art on OPI Danke-Shiny Red

For base polish, I decided on 2 coats of OPI Danke-Shiny Red. It was the perfect background that added that needed shimmer for this nail art. 'Painted the design using acrylic paints, a dotting tool, a detail and striper nail art brush.

Rudolph made an appearance on my thumb with his red nose:

Nail Art: Christmas Wrapper

I scattered fir tree branches and dots too for that Christmas-y feel. I initially wanted to just paint snowflakes in place of branches. But the latter was easier to do. I also wanted at first to use blue for background color, but opted for the traditional holiday color instead. This would probably look good on deep purple as well.

Christmas Wrapper Nail Art

I know I said that this is relatively easy to do. But to be completely honest, it took me several hours longer painting my nails because there were kittens fighting over who gets to sleep on my lap the entire painting session. It ended when they decided to take shifts! Aren't cats the smartest?!

Christmas Wrapper Nail Art by Simply Rins

I hope you liked this Christmas nail art inspired by gift wrappers and patterns. We still have 2 weeks before the big day and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'd be sharing with you more nail art designs. :)


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  1. Lol kittens! They are the most amusing smartest things. :)

    Awesome painting work Ms. Rins :)

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  3. As usual, I'm stunned your design is freehand instead of stamped! Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful :-) Of course, red is the colour of Christmas spirit! :-)

  5. This is gorgeous, Rins. I wish I could do freehand designs. I can't believe how wonderful they are, and so neat. I imagine if I tried they'd be all over the nails except where I wanted them. Thanks for sharing with us.