15 Thanksgiving nail art ideas to try over the holidays
We’re all about celebrating the holidays in every way we can. Whether that means spending time with loved ones, treating ourselves and practicing self-care, watching movies that fill us with joy, or getting into the spirit via our style choices, we’re here for all of it. Honestly, anything that brings us a smile has the green-light in our book. One of the easiest ways to show your love for the upcoming holiday is also one of the most cost-efficient, and it’s right at your fingertips—literally.
Thanksgiving nail art is the way to go for people who love a good theme, and it’s so easy to recreate at home. Since this holiday is all about warm colors, cozy sweaters, and comfort food, create nail art designs that reflect just that. From simple half-moon designs and warm metallics to nail art stickers and plaid patterns, there’s something below for every personal style. Take a look below for some of our favorite nail designs this November, and allow yourself to be inspired.
Minimalist and chic, this simple nail art design is one of the easiest to recreate and will look good with every outfit you wear. Use a caramel-toned nail polish on the top half of your nail and then, with a nail art brush, draw a thin line using your favorite black polish. Wait for both to dry, then finish the look with a shiny top coat.
You can easily make your own seasonal designs by applying a nail art sticker on top of the base color of your choice to take your mani to the next level. Finish off by applying a top coat to extend your manicure’s life and have it last well throughout the long holiday weekend.
Again with the nail art stickers! Choose to highlight your favorite dessert (as showcased above) by featuring it on your nails, but even though your fingernails will look yummy enough to bite, try to wait for the real deal instead.
We know the French mani is back with full-force, so it’s inevitable that variations of the ’90s trend be thrown into the game. Combine the beloved throwback trend with a modern one, and create chic tortoise tips for Thanksgiving. To recreate, use a French tip sticker for clean lines, then fill in with variations of brown and black polishes. Follow this easy YouTube tutorial that breaks down the step-by-step.
This reverse half-moon mani takes nail art to a whole new level with its copper dot detailing. To recreate, use nail glue to place a gold dot where the polish starts and hold in place until it dries. Ta-da!
6Nail Art Decals
You don’t need to be a nail artist to pull off intricate designs. Achieve a pro-worthy mani with the help of a nail art decal—it’s really as easy as that. Simply place the decal on your nail, file the edges off to fit your nail shape, and that’s it! Some people like to apply a top coat for an extra-shiny finish, but it’s not necessary.
Playing with different finishes, designs, and colors can still look chic if you keep a minimalist approach and stay in the same color family.
8Lots Of Negative Space
Use your nail art brush to delicately outline 3/4 of your nail with a warm metallic polish for this minimal mani.
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without our beloved cranberry sauce, and we like it so much that we want it to inspire our manis. To recreate this look, paint your nails with your favorite crimson shade, and using nail tape, create the geometrical cut-out and fill it in with a heavy-duty gold nail polish. Easy!
If you’re feeling more fall than specifically Thanksgiving, add a simple nail sticker of a leaf to one (or more!) of your fingernails for a cute pop of autumnal spirit.
How cute is this nail art design? Simple draw on brown bubble corners over a white base and you’re all set. Keep it nice and simple by leaving it there, or dress it up with a variety of rings to make it pop a bit more.
Half-moon manis are one of the easiest nail art designs to make, and thank goodness. The simple silhouette makes nails look elegant and trendy, while still very posh. Simply use hole reinforcement stickers (yes, the ones you used to buy for your binders) and apply polish over them—wait for it dry, remove, and apply a top coat to seal the look. Play it up by switching the color on each nail for a fun twist.
We love wrapping ourselves in warm, cozy sweaters, so why not bring our favorite fashion trend to our nails as well? To recreate, start with a cream base color, and with your nail art brush, create squiggles, straight lines, and dots to imitate the patterns of your favorite knit.