Snowflake Nail Transfer Tutorial

By Dana Fox

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This little nail DIY is perfect for the holidays! Right now, your newspapers are loaded with cute little winter images, like snowflakes and other festive goodness which makes this really easy. You can also achieve the same effect using any image of your choice and a laser printer (ink jets do not work). I used bits of the Christmas lights from the third photo on my thumbs!

* I forgot to mention to let the polish dry completely before doing the transfer!

It’s best to work on a light coloured polish… white works best.  You can also use an alcoholic beverage if you don’t have rubbing alcohol.


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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
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I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • Lauren

    I love this idea! It's perfect for the holidays :)


  • Heart my Hart

    so clever!
    if i didnt have these fake nails on… i'd be doing this tonight!

  • Carlee, Almost Endearing

    This is so awesome! I will have to try this when I have sometime. Love it.
    Almost Endearing

  • Natalie @ Blossoming Visions

    That is the best idea I have seen all week! I just love this!

  • Katie @ My Darling Days

    you make this look so easy… definitely trying it! thanks for sharing dear!

  • abbie ferguson

    Wow this looks so simple and easy, even for me haha! I'll definitely be trying this :). X

  • Leanne Helmer

    They look amazing! xx


  • Torrie

    I love that you used a Superstore flyer :) (that place is my fave haha)

    • dana @ wonder forest

      hahaha it's our local grocery store ;p

  • Dalia

    Very pretty!


  • Grace Lynne Fleming

    just adorable.


  • Kay

    Dana this is genius, I never knew you could do that with rubbing alcohol. I learn something new everyday :) I've pinned it!

  • Lucy

    very festive and cute!

  • SarahLagen

    This is a great idea!! I love it and you make it look so easy for the holidays!! Very cute blog!!

  • Olivia

    I'd never thought of doing this with images, I've only ever seen it with newspaper text. It's so cute & festive! x

  • Adriana Madrigal

    Wish, they came out looking beautiful! Great DIY, hun. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    xo, Adriana.

  • Catarina

    this is so amazing! I have to try it! <3 x

  • For the record . . .

    Ah, I love this idea! It's so cute and easy to do! :)

  • Nina

    This is so cool! I hope that i have a magazine with those snowflakes in it :))

  • Gen

    Whoa great idea! Super easy too! x

  • Miss Emily K.

    so neat! do you know if you can do red nail polish with white snowflakes?

    • dana @ wonder forest

      that wouldn't work because the part that transfers is the ink… and there is no white ink used in print materials like newspapers or magazines.

    • Miss Emily K.

      Ok! thanks so much for getting back to me about that :) i'm doing it in a few minutes and will send you a picture if it works for me :)

  • Emma Wright

    This is a lovely Tutorial! I want to have ago :) Perhaps Emily (Above) Could try Red nail varnish with black snowflakes? The would work wouldn't it? because there black ink printed on newspapers.
    Emma x

  • Yelle

    So fun! I love newspaper nail transfers and never would have thought to look for festive stencils like snowflakes!

  • Arian ♡

    I don't know why but I tried this and the image didn't transfer at all! I used proper rubbing alcohol and everything…

  • Chelsea Lennox

    So awesome!

  • his little lady

    How perfect! Definitely trying this 😉
    xo TJ

  • Anna Nuttall

    That soo cool! Its a really good idea.

  • Julia

    thanks 😀

  • mariagarri

    So cute! Love it!

  • EJButcher

    Great post! I'm having a giveaway on my blog here it would be great if you entered! x

  • beautysplash75

    Definitely going to give this a try!

  • Lexie

    This is cute! I'm going to give these a go! Merry Christmas! xx

  • Jemma x