Snowflake Nail Designs
Snowflakes are so iconic of the winter season. You can create basic snowflake nail designs or very intricate snowflake nail designs, depending on your preferences and your level of skill. To create your own snowflake nail designs, try the following tips and step-by-step instructions.

Basic Snowflake Nail Designs

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1.    Choose a dark background color for your nails. Paint your nails evenly and allow them to dry completely. Then decide if a second coat of nail polish is necessary.

2.    Next, paint three lines that intersect, or essentially, paint an asterisk * to serve as your snowflake. To do this, use white or silver nail polish to paint one straight vertical line on your nails, followed by an intersecting horizontal line, followed by one diagonal intersecting lines. You may need to let each line dry just a bit to avoid smudging your designs.

Tip: You can paint one large snowflake or a few snowflakes of various sizes on your nails. Paint longer lines for large snowflakes and shorter lines for smaller snowflakes. You can also do some snowflakes in silver and some in white, or do all of them in white and apply a glittery topcoat with silver specks for added dimension.

3.    Allow your snowflakes to dry completely. Consider adding a clear or glitter topcoat to preserve your nail designs.

Intricate Snowflake Nail Designs
1.    Choose a dark background color for your nails. Paint your nails evenly and allow them to dry completely. Then decide if a second coat of nail polish is necessary.

2.    Follow all of step 2 above.

3.    Paint a small line connecting each of the intersecting lines to the next, not quite midway across the lines. This may look a bit like a circle from a distance, but it should be more of a hexagon when you are done.

4.    At the endpoints of each line, put a few tiny flared lines going in various directions. You can also add a few dash marks here and there for other shapes and patterns.

5.    Allow your snowflakes to dry completely. Consider adding a clear or glitter topcoat to preserve your nail designs.

Artistic Snowflake Nail Designs
1.    Choose a dark or bold background color for your nails. Paint your nails evenly and allow them to dry completely. Then decide if a second coat of nail polish is necessary.

2.    Paint a plus sign on your nails.

3.    Paint shorter, diagonal lines coming out from each intersecting point of the plus sign.

4.    On each line from the plus sign, paint two small diagonal lines in opposite directions toward the end of the line.

5.    Consider adding a few white or silver dots here and there on your nails for smaller snowflakes in the distance.

6.    Allow your snowflakes to dry completely. Consider adding a clear or glitter topcoat to preserve your nail designs.