Halloween Nail Tutorial: How to DIY a Glam Spider Web Nail Design

by NailsXAri
8 Materials
1 Hour

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do an easy spider web nail design and still look glamorous. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials: 

  • Gray gel polish
  • Sheer pink gel polish
  • Black gel polish
  • Glossy top coat
  • Matte top coat
  • Rhinestones
  • Rhinestone adhesive
  • Detail brush
Painting the thumbnail

1. Paint the thumbnail 

Paint the entire thumbnail with a deep gray gel polish. 

Painting nails

2. Paint the next three nails

Paint the next three nails with a very light and sheer pink gel polish.

Painting nails

3. Paint the pinky

Paint the pinky a black glittery shade.

Progress shot

4. Add additional coats

Add two more coats of paint to each of the nails.

Creating ombre

5. Create an ombre pattern on the ring finger

An easy technique to create an ombre pattern is to apply your nail polish to a sponge and tap it onto the nail.

Creating ombre

I’m using the same deep gray I used on the thumbnail, and creating the ombre pattern on the ring finger.

Creating ombre

Here’s what the ombre looks like when I’m finished.

Creating ombre

6. Create a black glitter ombre on the pointer finger

Paint the tip of the nail with the black glitter polish you used on the pinky, and then ombre it out with the gray on the sponge.

Use multiple layers to make the effect more dramatic.

Applying base coat

7. Apply a base coat to the ring finger

Apply a clear base coat to the ring finger to prep it for the black swirl design.

Adding black polish

8. Draw three stripes with black polish

Use black gel polish to lay down three stripes right on top of the base coat. It will feather out by itself.

Adding stripe

9. Do a French tip nail on the middle finger

For the middle finger, I’m doing a French tip nail with a deep gray.

Start by laying down the gray polish at the top of the nail, then use a fine detail brush to draw sharp lines down the side of the nail. 

Adding French tip

Fill it in. This nail doesn’t need to be perfect, because we’re going over it with rhinestones.

Applying adhesive

10. Apply rhinestone adhesive

Apply rhinestone glue or gel to the nail you’ll be applying rhinestones.

Adding rhinestones

11. Apply the rhinestones

Apply the rhinestones in any pattern you like.

Applying top coat

12. Apply a matte top coat

Apply a matte top coat to all of the nails. Work carefully to apply the top coat around the rhinestones. 

Applying top coat

13. Apply a glossy top coat

Apply the glossy top coat over the matte top coat in the shape of a spiderweb.

The lines of the spiderweb will branch out from the bottom left corner of the nail.

Use smaller, curved lines to connect the web.

Spider web nail design

Spider web nail design

Here’s the finished spider web nail design! I love this look because it’s glamorous spooky, not scary spooky.

Let me know if you’ll try this out below!

Next, check out this Cute and Easy Brown Fall Nail Design Tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Gray gel polish
  • Sheer pink gel polish
  • Black gel polish
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