How to Make Newspaper Nails

Nails are an important part of personality and therefore require proper care, attention and ornamentation. You do not require special embellishments for decorating your nails. If you are into fashion and want fashionable nails, then make your own newspaper nails for simple but adorable fingertips. You do not need to go to any beauty parlor or beautician as you can make this amazing nail art yourself. You can create an amazing funky look with newspaper nail art.

Go through the simple steps given below and learn how to make Newspaper Nails at home:

Things you will need to make newspaper nails:
– Newspaper
– Hand Wash
– Towel
– Nail Base Coat
– Medium Shade Nail Color
– Scissor
– Cap of a small jar
– An alcohol-dampened paper towel
– Rubbing alcohol
– Nail Polishes or Nail Paints


  • 1

    Assemble your nail products

    First of all arrange all the required nail products in a proper order in order to avoid any kind of mess during the application of newspaper nail art.

  • 2

    Wash your hands

    Now, wash your hand with a fine quality hand wash and wipe them soft with a tissue paper or soft towel.

  • 3

    Apply base coat

    Take a bottle of fine quality nail base coat and apply a thin layer of it to your nails in broad and even strokes. Wait for a few minutes until dry completely. Nail base coats help in protecting your nails.

  • 4

    Apply coats of a light medium nail color

    Top the nail base coat with two to 3 thin coats of any of your favorite light medium shade nail color. Again wait until the nail color dries well before moving to the next step.

    Note: If you want best results then make sure to use a rich, non-shimmery texture.

  • 5

    Prepare Newspaper

    Grab any newspaper on-hand and gently cut it into 2" x 1" strips, or you can slash them according to the size of your nails. Cut ten designs, one for each of your nail.

    Note: It is better to cut 3 to 4 more for safety measures as you can use them in case any of them is damaged during application.

  • 6

    Dip your nails in rubbing alcohol

    Once the nail color dries well, grab a cap of a small jar and gently pour some rubbing alcohol into it. Now, either plunge your fingers into it or apply and rub it against your nail bed using your fingers.

    Note: Make sure not to dip the nails more than few seconds as the rubbing alcohol can dissolve your nail paint.

  • 7

    Dip newspaper strips into rubbing alcohol

    Now, pour some alcohol into a small mixing bowl and dip one of the newspaper strips into it. Shake it gently until the strip wets.

  • 8

    Place the strip on your nail bed

    Take out the newspaper strip from the alcohol and place it on the top of your nail bed with the words facing down. Now, make sure not to move until your nail dries completely.

  • 9

    Press the strip with an alcohol-dampened paper towel

    Place an alcohol-dampened paper towel on your coated nail and press with medium force.

  • 10

    Wait for few minutes

    Hold it for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until the ink of the newspaper imprints on your nail thoroughly.

  • 11

    Peel off the newspaper strip

    Now, remove the towel and gently peel off the newspaper strip. Wait for a few minutes until the newspaper print on your nail dries up well.

  • 12

    Repeat the same method with rest of your nails

    You can see the newspaper ink nicely imprinted on your nail. Now, if it really works, then repeat the same procedure with the rest of your nails to get newspaper prints on them.

  • 13

    Apply topcoat of nail paint

    Now moving on, top the newspaper prints with any of your favorite glossy topcoat. The glossiness of your nail paint helps to improve and step up the prints on your nails, creating a really one-of-a-kind typographic upshot! The top coat of nail polish is really important as without it, the newspaper prints on your nails will rub off. Besides protection, the top coat also provides your nails some additional shine.

    Note: It is better to select the top coat according to the color of the base coat. Otherwise, you can apply any other color that you want.

  • 14


    Enjoy your newspaper nail art!

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