Pumpkin Nail Designs Tutorial

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Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by Ellen Christian

These pumpkin nail designs are easy enough for a beginner to do. Check out this easy Halloween inspired nails tutorial to get started.

I love fun nail designs for the holiday. Have you checked out this nude spooky Halloween design yet?

Or, you might want to try these simple Disney art ideas instead. I love Disney inspired designs.

These pumpkin nail designs are easy enough for a beginner to do. Check out this easy Halloween pumpkin nails tutorial to get started.

Pumpkin Nail Designs Tutorial

There are so many different pumpkin nail art ideas that would be fun to make during this time of year. But, I wanted to share something that would be easy enough for a beginner to make.

How do you do pumpkin nail designs?

I decided to stay away from Jack O Lanterns because that’s really more of a Halloween design. Pumpkins can really go all the way from October through November so you can practice a bit before you get it just perfect.

Easy variations

So you can do this design on every single nail f you want to. Or, you can do one or two accent nails and keep the rest orange or green.

There is a gold sparkly top coat added to give your design a little bit of shimmer. You can add it or leave it off if you’d rather.

If you want to keep this understated, choose a pale peach color as your orange base. To make a more bold design, go for neon.

hands with orange and pumpkin manicure

Supplies needed

  • Clear base coat
  • Clear topcoat

the process of making this nail design

How to make pumpkins on your nails

  • Apply a base coat on each finger.
  • Apply a thin coat of orange color on your nails.
  • Then, apply a thin coat of beige color on two of your fingers.
  • After a few minutes, apply a second coat on all fingers for a richer color.
  • Draw two overlapping circles with an orange color.

using polish to create fun images on your nails

  • Draw beige lines on the orange circles with a fine tip brush.
  • Finally, draw a green stem with a fine tip brush.
  • After everything is completely dry, apply a top coat on each tip to make the colors last longer.

Watch the video

If you want to see the entire process from start to finish, check out the video.

More Halloween designs

If you want more pumpkin art and other fall-inspired projects, check out these.

These pumpkin nail designs are easy enough for a beginner to do. Check out this easy Halloween pumpkin nails tutorial to get started.

Can I make the design directly on my nails?

If you don’t want to use the beige as a base, you can make this pumpkin nail design right on your nails. But, it’s important that you use a clear base coat to protect them first.

As long as you use some type of base coat, the design should turn out fine. Or, if you want something that’s more dramatic, you can always use black polish instead.

Best press on nails 

Finally, if you’d like to try press ons rather than make them yourself, I love these designs:

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