Newspaper Nails: A Fun and Inexpensive Way to Add Some Pop to Your Manicure

Nail art is all the rage right now. While some people may be content with a simple mani/pedi, others love experimenting with different designs and patterns. If you’re looking for a new nail art challenge, why not try Newspaper Nails? This unique look will give your nails an exciting texture and a pop of color. Keep reading for tips on how to create this look yourself.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been seeing a lot of creative nail art all over your social media feeds lately. It can be hard to resist getting a manicure yourself between the intricate designs and clever puns. But what if you don’t have time to go to the salon? Or maybe you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend $50 on a mani/pedi? The good news is that you can achieve virtually any look with just a few simple tools and some creativity. In this post, I’ll show you how to create newspaper nails using only nail polish and a piece of paper. Let’s get started!

gel nails with newspaper

How to create newspaper nails?

Sometimes you need to get your nails done, but the salon appointments are too pricey. Why not do a lovely DIY project, then? This tutorial will show you how to do newspaper nails – easily and quickly! It is also an easy way of recycling old newspapers around the home. If you have any old nail polish lying around which aren’t that pretty anymore, use them for this technique.


Step One: Begin clipping and filing your nails into the desired shape. Next, apply a base coat to protect your nails from staining.

Step Two: Soak a cotton pad in nail polish remover and gently wipe away any old polish on your nails. Make sure also to remove any residue left behind from the base coat.

Step Three: Tape around each of your fingers, leaving the tips of your nails exposed (or use rubber gloves if you have them). This will help to keep the Newspaper from sticking to your skin. Next, cut out small squares of Newspaper using scissors – these should be about the size of your fingernails. If you are using magazine pages, cut out rectangles instead.

How do you do gel nails with newspaper?

The process is very simple. All you need to do is cut out a few pieces of Newspaper, and then soak them in water for about 30 seconds. Next, place the wet newspapers on your nails, and hold them in place for about five minutes. Finally, use a toothbrush to scrub away the excess ink, and seal your nails with a topcoat.

That’s it! Your nails should be dry within an hour or two. Just be sure to avoid contact with any harsh chemicals or solvents until they’re fully cured.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get salon-quality nails at home, then try this method using Newspaper. Not only is it affordable, but it’s also a great way to recycle old newspapers. So give it a try and see for yourself!