DIY Newsprint Nails

I finally tackled one of those cute nail techniques that have been popping up all over Pinterest!  This one actually came from Rachael Ray magazine:

Here’s how I did it, step by step:


  • Clear Top Coat
  • Clear or light neutral polish
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper or magazine
  • Rubbing Alcohol

Step 1: Start with clean, dry nails.

Step 2: Cut out pieces from magazine or newspaper in the general size and shape of your nail.

Step 3: Paint nails with clear top coat and let dry.

Step 3: Paint with neutral color (if you’re using it) and let dry.  Find something to amuse yourself while they dry, like I did.

Step 4: Dip a finger into the rubbing alcohol.  Press the newsprint onto your wet fingernail and hold it in place for several seconds.

Step 5: Gently peel the newsprint off of your nail, being careful not to smudge.  You may have to press and peel several times to get it to stick.

Step 6: Repeat with all of your nails.

Ta-Da!  The picture isn’t great, and the newsprint turned out a little wonky, but all in all I like it:

I’d suggest trying it with newspaper.  I used a magazine, but I think that the ink from a newspaper would transfer better.