Easy Nail Art Tutorial With Dried Flowers

by RoseDIY13
13 Materials
40 Minutes

If you love to DIY your manicures at home, what better way to get a gorgeous, floral print than to use actual flowers?!

Follow along with my step-by-step tutorial for the perfect nail art with dried flowers.

Tools and materials:

  • Protective gloves
  • White gel polish
  • Blue gel polish
  • UV/LED lamp
  • Detail brush
  • Dried flowers
  • Curved tip tweezers
  • Nail scissors
  • Clear gel polish
  • UV/LED lamp pen 
  • Nail sequins
  • Pickup tool
  • Top coat
White nails

1. Paint 4 nails white

On 1 hand, paint all the nails with white gel polish except the middle finger nail.

2. Paint the middle nail blue

Apply a deep blue shade of gel polish (or whatever shade matches your dried flowers) to your middle finger nail.

Painting nail blue

3. Make a grassy pattern on 1 white nail and cure

While the nails are still wet, use a detail brush, dipped in the blue polish, to draw stems on 1 of the white nails.

It’s okay if the brush picks up some of the white color.

Adding pattern

Then cure the nails, except for the thumb, for about 30 seconds.

Curing nails

4. Add dried flowers

Use pointed tip tweezers to pick up dried flowers. Cut the round shape in half with nail scissors. 

Cutting dried flower

Align the flat side against the right edge of your thumb nail.

Adding dried flower to nail

Add some clear gel polish under the other side of the flowers.

Adding clear polish

Gently press down each piece to the nail.

Pressing flower down

5. Cure the thumb nail

Use a UV/LED lamp pen to pinpointedly cure only the thumb nail for up to 30 seconds. 

Curing thumb nail

6. Paint a top coat

Cover the thumb nail with a clear top coat.

Adding top coat

7. Add more flowers

Repeat the same process for the other white nails.

This time, adhere the flat side of the flowers to the left edge of the nail for variety. Then cure. 

Adding top coat

8. Add nail sequins 

Use a pickup tool to collect some silver nail sequins. 

Adding sequins

Press them up toward the nail bed on the nail with the leaf pattern. 

Adding sequins

Pour a decent amount at the nail bed of your pinky finger. Then press on the glitter with your finger.

Adding sequins

9. Add a white flower to the blue nail and cure

Grab a white flower and place it on the blue nail.

Apply some clear gel on top of it. Press down any parts sticking out, or pinch them off with your tweezers.

Adding flower

Spot cure the nail.

Curing nail

10. Apply top coat and cure

To seal everything in, apply a top coat to all the nails. Don’t forget to cap the ends too. Then cure all the nails.

Repeat the process for your other hand and you’re done!

Adding top coat

Here are the amazing results of this dried flower nail design: 

DIY dried flower nail design

DIY dried flower nail design

Let me know what you thought about this nail art with dried flowers!

Next up, check out how to create festive santa belt nails in 7 simple steps.

Suggested materials:
  • Protective gloves
  • White gel polish
  • Blue gel polish
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