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15 Easter Nail Designs That Are Easy to DIY at Home for Less!

Easter fun right at your fingertips!

We’re spending time gearing up for Easter by decorating eggs, so why not decorate our nails too. And luckily it’s easy to paint on a pretty and festive manicure in a few simple steps! Just take a scroll through the below Easter nail designs. From fabulous florals to beautiful butterflies, playful bunnies and more there’s one for everyone. Read on to see the steps it takes to recreate the looks at home (or use these photos for inspiration for your next in-salon manicure).

15 DIY Easter nail designs

All of these eye-catching manicures can be done with a few tools and in 5 steps or less.

1. Pretty pearl accents

lilac nails with pearl decals Easter nail designs
Robert Milazzo

“Pearls always make a feminine, classic statement,” says celebrity manicurist Patricia Yankee. “And that’s just what this pearly nail look does for your hands — it gives them a touch of elegance!”

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of lavender polish, like essie Nail Polish in Lilacism. Let dry completely.
  2. On your ring and index nails, use a toothpick to apply two curved rows of flat-back nail pearls, such as BrainKer Half Flatback Pearls. Place the first row of pearls in a semicircle above your cuticle, then curve the second row of pearls above the first.
  3. Seal nails with clear top coat.

2. Darling daisies

daisies easter nail design
PhoebeSummerNails/Instagram

Brighten up your day and nails with this easy DIY design from Instagram user @Phoebesummernails.

  1. Paint all nails two coats of sheer pink polish, like essie Nail Polish in Skinny Dip. Let dry completely.
  2. Use a white striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in White, to paint two to three flowers on each nail by drawing thin, curved oval shapes for the petals, placing the petals around the nail (like in the corners, near cuticles and in the middle of the nail).
  3. Grab a yellow nail art striper, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in Yellow, and use to draw a small dot at the center of each flower. Let dry completely.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

3. Easter nail designs: Bouquet of tulips

Tulip Easter nail designs
Robert Milazzo

“Tulips are the quintessential spring flower!” says Yankee. “And because they tip the free edge of your nail, the flowers make your nails look longer.”

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of petal pink polish, like essie Nail Polish in In The You-niverse. Let dry completely.
  2. On two accent nails per hand, create the tulips by using a lavender striper polish, like LeChat Cm Striping Nail Art in Lavender Flower, or a yellow striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in Yellow. Start at mid-nail and make three pointed bumps (or “petals”) and extend the color to the free edge. Let dry.
  3. Using a white striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in White, outline the petals with a “Y” shape and upside down “V” shapes. Let dry.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

4. Gilded Easter egg nails

gold easter egg Easter nail designs
Robert Milazzo

“This gold leaf look is easy to create,” says Yankee. Bonus: You can also make matching Easter eggs.

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of lavender polish, like essie Nail Polish in Lilacism. Let dry completely.
  2. On each nail, sweep on a nail adhesive, like Maniology Nail Art Foil Application Glue. Wait for the formula to turn from white to clear (it should feel tacky to the touch).
  3. Place a precut nail-sized strip of gold foil, like WFAUIBR Gold Leaf Flakes, (shiny side up) onto each nail. Use your fingertips to press each strip down, applying varying levels of pressure at different points around the nail bed. This ensures the foil leaves behind a speckled design.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

5. Easter nail designs: Beautiful yellow blooms

pink daisy Easter nail designs
Robert Milazzo

“Tiny daises blooming on your nails are the perfect nod to spring,” says celebrity manicurist Miss Pop.

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of bright pink polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Makeout-side. Let dry completely.
  2. On two accent nails per hand, create the daisies by dipping a toothpick into yellow polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet, and make two circles of five dots.
  3. Using a green striper polish, like LeChat Cm Striping Nail Art in Hot Green, make a “stem” under each flower that goes to the free edge.
  4. Dip a clean toothpick in clear polish and use to place circular orange rhinestones, like LolliBeads Round Nail Art Rhinestones in Fire Opal, at the center of each flower.
  5. Seal nails with top coat.

6. Bejeweled bunny accents

easter bunny nails
Robert Milazzo

Each adorable bunny has a rhinestone bow that gives nails a touch of sparkle.

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of pink polish, like Zoya Nail Lacquer in Sweet. Let dry completely.
  2. On two accent nails per hand, create the bunnies by using white striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in White, and paint a half circle. Then, make two long oval ears on each bunny. Let dry.
  3. Using a pink striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in Hot Pink, paint the inside of the ears and add a dot for the nose. Let dry.
  4. Make the bunny’s eyes using black striper polish, like China Glaze Stripe Rite in Paint it Black. Let dry. Then, add a white dot at each center with the white striper polish. Let dry.
  5. Dip a toothpick in clear top coat and use it to attach two pink triangle rhinestones, find them in a set like Vacation Nail Collective Tiny Triangle Rhinestones, to make a bow on each bunny. Seal nails with clear top coat.

7. Easter nail designs: Blinged out butterflies

Butterfly Easter nail designs
Robert Milazzo

“Butterflies are a beautiful symbol of spring,” says Yankee. “And these sparkling ones bathe your hands in beautiful light!”

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of hot pink nail polish, like Orly Nail Lacquer in That’s Hot. Let dry completely.
  2. On two accent nails per hand, create the butterflies by dipping a toothpick into clear top coat and use it to place two teardrop rhinestones, find them in a set like GA&EN Nail Art Rhinestones Set, (with the point facing inward) at the center of the nails. Underneath the teardrops, place two heart rhinestones from the same set.
  3. Using a white striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in White, create an antennae atop each butterfly. Then, use a toothpick dipped in clear top coat to place two circular rhinestones atop each antennae.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

8. Chic with cherry blossoms

cherry blossom Easter nail designs
Robert Milazzo

This time of year, cherry blossoms are in full bloom, so why not add their beauty to your fingertips!

  1. Paint all nails with two coats of pink polish, like CND Vinylux Nail Polish in Strawberry Smoothie. Let dry completely.
  2. Dip a toothpick in brown polish, like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Central Bark, and use it to paint branches onto two accent nails per hand. Let dry.
  3. Use white polish, like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White On, to dot three clusters on each branch. Then, dip a toothpick into clear polish and dot it on the back of small pink round rhinestones, find them in a set like Bajuqiju Nail Art Gems in Pink, and use to place in each cluster’s center.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

9. Pastel peek-a-boo Easter bunnies

This adorable Easter bunny design by @nails_byev on Instagram adds playful pizzazz to nails.

Get the look:

  1. Paint each nail two coats of one of the following colors: pastel pink polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Suzi Shops & Island Hops, pastel blue polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in “Verified”, mint green polish, like Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in A Mint of Spring, and pale yellow polish like OPI Nature Strong Natural Origin Nail Lacquer in Make my Daisy.
  2. Alternate between the upper corner and lower corner of each nail and paint on a bunny by drawing a semi-circle using a white striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in White. Let dry.
  3. Paint the ears with the white striper polish, then in the middle of the ears, fill in with a pink striper polish, like LeChat Cm Striping Nail Art in Light Purple. For the eyes, use a black striper polish, like China Glaze Stripe Rite in Paint it Black, and paint on two small dots. Let dry.
  4. Seal nails with top clear coat.

10. Elegant Easter French tips

Give the French manicure a spring spin with this look by @monika__nails on Instagram.

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of a pinky-nude polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath. Let dry completely.
  2. Using a striping brush, like Bluelans 3Pcs Nail Art Liner Brushes, and lime green polish, like OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Lacquer in Summer Monday-Fridays, paint half of a pointed French tip, stopping in the center of nail tip. Then, repeat on the opposite side of the nail with a turquoise polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Gelato on my Mind. Let dry.
  3. Place a vertical row of two small dots (one with the lime green polish and the other with the turquoise polish) at the bottom center of nail near the cuticle. Let dry.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

11. Easter nail designs: Speckled Easter ‘eggs’

If you have trouble recreating nail art, don’t fret! Just swipe on an Easter-colored glitter polish to create a speckled egg-like effect similar to this design by @terricopelandnails on Instagram.

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of sheer nude polish, like essie Gel Couture in Fairy Tailor. Let dry completely.
  2. Apply one to two coats of a pastel multi-color glitter polish, like Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Sprinkle Sprinkle, over each nail. Let dry.
  3. Seal nails with clear top coat.

12. Radiant rosebuds

rosebud nails
Robert Milazzo

“Nothing is more feminine than a blooming rose,” says Yankee. “And these sweet little rosebuds are actually very easy to make!”

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of pale pink polish, like Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in In a Blush. Let dry completely.
  2. On two accent nails per hand, use a bright pink striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in Hot Pink, to make three to four large dots.
  3. Use a darker pink striper polish, like LeChat Cm Striping Nail Art in Light Purple, to make tiny “C”-shaped swirls within the pink dots. Let dry.
  4. Use a bright green striper polish, like LeChat Cm Striping Nail Art in Hot Green, to make small leaf shapes on the side of each rosebud. Let dry.
  5. Seal nails with clear top coat.

13. Wow-worthy wildflowers

floral nails

A pretty wildflower-inspired manicure is sure to bring on the compliments.

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of coral polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in ElePhantastic Pink. Let dry completely.
  2. On two accent nails per hand, create flowers by using green striper polish, like FingerPaints Performance Art Striping Polish in Green, to make four long, thin stems and grass at different lengths. Top two stems with daisies made with tiny dots in yellow striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in Yellow, and two tulips with orange striper polish, like Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper Nail Polish in Orange. Let dry.
  3. Use a toothpick and clear polish to add a small orange rhinestone, like LolliBeads Round Nail Art Rhinestones in Fire Opal, to the center of each daisy.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

14. Easter nail designs: Bold floral print

watercolor floral nails
chalkboardnails.com

If you want to switch up the traditional Easter pastel colors but still look ready for the holiday, go with vibrant shades like in this design by @chalkboardnails on Instagram.

  1. Paint all nails two coats of white nail polish, like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White On. Let dry completely.
  2. To create the bright pink flowers, use a bright pink nail polish, like China Glaze Nail Polish in Don’t Be Sea-Salty to paint on the petals in a short, sweeping motion. Use the same technique with bright orange nail polish, like duri Nail Polish in South Beach Fun. Repeat across all nails. Let dry. Tip: The amount and size of the flowers can vary on each nail.
  3. To create the contrasting center of each flower, use the darker color of each polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Pompeii Purple and China Glaze Nail Polish in Orange Knockout, and dab the deeper polishes onto the center of each coordinating flower. Let dry.
  4. Use a lime green striper polish, like Color Club Nail Art Striper in Mint, to create leaves on each flower. Let dry. Then, layer with a bright green striper polish, like FingerPaints Performance Art Striping Polish in Green, to add dimension to each leaf. Let dry.
  5. Seal nails with clear top coat.

15. Lovely lilac sprigs

Lavender
chalkboardnails.com

These Easter nail designs by @chalkboardnails on Instagram are oh-so-pretty and make a stunning statement.

  1. Paint all nails two coats of white polish, like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White On. Let dry completely.
  2. Draw stems with a green striper polish, like FingerPaints Performance Art Striping Polish in Green. Let dry.
  3. Alternate dipping a dotting tool, like Le Mini Macaron Le Dottie Dotting Tool, into light purple polish, like essie Nail Polish in Lilacism, and dark purple polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Purple with a Purpose, to draw lavender buds. Let dry.
  4. Seal nails with clear top coat.

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