Looking For Creepy Halloween Nail Art? Try These DIY Teeth Nails

by Laurart
8 Materials
1 Hour

Halloween is just around the corner, so in this tutorial, we’re doing some extreme nail art. These teeth nails will be the creepiest nail art you’ve ever seen and they’re so simple to do. Whether you’re looking for something to do tonight or just browsing for some Halloween nail inspo, you’re not going to want to miss this tutorial. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Base coat
  • Polygel
  • Gel polish 
  • Top coat
  • Acrylic/resin teeth 
  • Acrylic powders
  • Nail drill
  • Paintbrush
Applying a base coat to nails

1. Apply base coat

Apply a glossy gel base coat to your nails and cure under a UV lamp for 30 seconds.

Mixing acrylic powders and poly gel

2. Mix acrylic powders and poly gel

To make the appearance of gums, mix red, pink, and white acrylic powders with some poly gel.

Halloween nail inspo

Mix well until it comes out looking like this.

Filing the tooth with a nail drill

3. File the tooth with a nail drill

For the teeth, use upper anterior acrylic resin teeth for dentures. To make sure they’re the right fit for your nails and they fit on naturally, use a medium-sized nail drill to file it down.

Creepy nail art

Here’s what the finished tooth should look like. It should be both flat and curved enough to fit on your nail.

Molding the gel to look like gums

4. Mold the gel to your nail

Soak a paintbrush in isopropyl alcohol (gel nail cleaner) and then use it to apply the gum-like gel to your nail. The alcohol should make it easier to shape and mold to your nail.

Applying the tooth to nails

5. Apply the tooth

To apply the tooth, just press it into the gel then use the paintbrush to bury the tooth into the “gums” so it sits more naturally. Cure for 30 seconds.

Creating the free gingiva

6. Create the free gingiva

Now, we’re creating “free gingiva” which is the tissue that surrounds the tooth and tends to be a lighter color than the gums. You can create this with a lighter pink poly gel mixture and mold it directly over the tooth to create a little pocket in which the tooth sits. This is necessary to create a more realistic tooth. 

Horror nail art

Use the paintbrush to create a more pronounced pocket and add some depth to act as the gingival margin. Cure for 30 seconds.

Adding detail to the teeth nails

7. Add detail

You can mix clear polish with red, white, pink, and purple nail polish to add more detail to the gums. Cure for 30 seconds.

Adding a top coat to nails

8. Add a top coat

Finally, add a top coat over both the tooth and the poly gel gum mixture. Cure for 30 seconds and you’re done!

DIY teeth nails for Halloween

DIY teeth nails for Halloween

Here are the finished Halloween nails. This horror nail art is perfect for a Halloween party, a creepy addition to your costume, or just a festive look for the entire month. Let me know how you plan on styling these nails down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Base coat
  • Polygel
  • Gel polish
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  • Janice Janice on Sep 25, 2022

    Yuck! Eww! That's about the creepiest thing I've seen lately! I love it! You are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!