DIY: Terrarium Nails How-To Tutorial

diy nail art, diy nails, yuka yoneda, terrarium nails, leaf nail art, clover nail art, nail art leaves, terrarium nail diy, clossettePlease ignore the ghastly condition of my cuticles. I garden and do crafts all the time so ’nuff said.

Terrariums and DIY nail art are two trends that I’ve been really excited about, so I thought it was high time for a mashup between the two. Okay, so the title of this DIY tutorial is admittedly a bit misleading. It’s not like you’re really growing living plants on your nails though I would applaud anyone who could actually do that, instead I’m going to show you how to take tiny leaves and stick them onto your nails for the really pretty effect you see above. Unlike the other beautiful nail art tutorials you might see on Pinterest, this terrarium nail how-to is something you can actually achieve and keep for at least a few days and the glassy sheen of the clear manicure creates a, well, polished look over the pressed leaves.

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– tweezers
– small scissors
– a few small leaves (clovers and mint work well!)
– clear nail polish (I recommend Priti non-toxic nail polish, but I had a bottle of clear NYC Color so that’s what I used)


About Yuka

Yuka Yoneda is a writer, cheese lover and JeDIY master whose love of recycled fashion led her to start as a resource for folks looking to revamp what they already have in their closets. Her penchant for crafting has a lot to do with what she's seen around her in NYC, where she was born and raised. She believes that if you can make stuff here, you can make stuff anywhere, so that's exactly what she does. Yuka is also the Managing Editor of Inhabitat NYC and her refashioned clothing and DIY ideas have been featured on The Today Show, Glamour, and other websites and magazines. Yuka also writes for Ecouterre and has written for The Daily Green and The New York Times.

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2 Responses to DIY: Terrarium Nails How-To Tutorial

  1. Arie C. says:

    This is brilliant! I love this & will def try it! :) Thanks


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