How to Make Newspaper Nails

Nail art might seem difficult but it’s not and you can create some incredible effects yourself at home. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make newspaper nails, which gives new meaning to having the latest information at your fingertips!


1. Assemble all the items needed for preparing your nails. These are listed below under “Things You’ll Need.”


2. Wash your hands before painting your nails with mild soap. This will kill any germs or bacteria on your hands and nails while also cleaning off any dirt.


3. Apply a solid basecoat to protect your nails. This is optional, but it makes the color show up better and protects it. Make sure to let it dry thoroughly.


4. Paint your nails in a light grey, nude, or light pink nail polish color. Let it dry thoroughly before doing the next step.


5. Take the rubbing alcohol. Pour a bit of rubbing alcohol or water into the cap or into a small jar.


6. Dip each nail into the rubbing alcohol for about 5 seconds each.


7. Take a small piece of newspaper. Press it firmly on your nail for a few seconds.

  • Peel it off carefully. You’ll find that the ink from the newspaper will be left behind.


  • Get a cotton bud and some nail polish remover to remove any excess nail polish that has gotten onto your fingers. Do not touch your nails with the nail polish remover, or your work will come off.

8. Apply a topcoat to your nails. This is needed because without it, the newspaper will rub off. It also gives your nail some extra shine.