3D Christmas NailsMy daughter asked me to paint her nails for an upcoming Christmas party. I tried to think of a cute, but different way to do her nails that was easy, yet still get a lot of attention. This is what I came up with and plan on doing this with her nails for the school party. If you’d like to know how to create this 3D Rudolph Christmas Nails – continue reading.

I started out with these products. From left to right: Nail glue, Revlon Polish in 335 Spirit, Sally Hansen 380 Forbidden Fudge, Wet n Wild Black Creme, Sinful Colors Matte Finish Top Coat, a dotting tool and a cheap art brush.

3D Christmas NailsYou will also need 1 pack of Pom-Poms. I picked these up from the craft department at Wal-mart.

3D Christmas NailsI first painting 2 coats of the brown polish in Forbidden Fudge, then applied the matte top coat. This brown shade was all I had, so I was trying to take some of the shine out of the “fur”. Let that dry a few minutes and then used the large size of the dotting tool with the white polish to form the eyes.

3D Christmas Nails

I then took the small end of the dotting tool with the black polish to form the pupils. You can have fun with this part. Make him cross-eyed, goggly-eyed, or different colors. You can even alternate the reindeer characters!

3D Christmas NailsNext, I mixed the white with the brown nail polish to create a light brown for the antlers. Using the art brush, create X’s for the antlers. You can highlight them with lighter shades for extra dimension.

3D Christmas Nails

3D Christmas NailsFinally, I dotted the nail glue where I wanted to place Rudolph’s nose. I then quickly put the pom-pons on – one at a time.  Then, you’re done!

3D Christmas Nails

This probably wouldn’t last if you get it wet. To make the nose last longer, use super glue to make it waterproof. Alternatively, you could skip the Pom-Poms and add a dab of red polish. Highlight the nose with white. It’s just as cute and a little more durable.

3D Christmas Nails

Thanks for viewing my 3D Christmas Nails!

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