Nail art is cute, but who has the time or patience to do all those cute chevrons and squiqqles and designs?  Kudos to you if you can do that (I’m jealous!) but I know if I tried it my nails would look like this:

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So, what’s a girl to do?  FAKE IT, of course.  I made these adorable, itty bitty flamingos from vinyl. (If you’ve missed out on my new flamingo obsession, click here for more flamingo fun.)  I decided that since I’ve used vinyl so much to make decals for my car (click here for zombie decals and here for Pac-Man), why not make vinyl decals for my nails?  Keep reading to learn how easy this project is.  I’ve received so many compliments on my nails, but the main reason I did it was to make people smile.  It’s hard to frown with cute itty-bitty flamingos around.

Flamingo Nail Art Tutorial at


Psst….read all the way to end so you can enter to win a FREE Silhouette cutting machine to make your own decals, and to see more fun Silhouette projects!

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Step one:  Download the free flamingo template (link above).  Resize the image as desired.


Step two:  Cut the flamingos from the pink vinyl.  I cut two sets.

Step three:  Weed the vinyl (peel off the excess vinyl) so you can see the flamingos.

Step four:  Paint your nails with a base color.  I used white. Let the nail polish dry.

IMG_3225Step five:  Stick the vinyl flamingos on your nails.  If the legs are too long, trim the ends off.

Learn how simple it is to make your own adorable flamingo nail art! No art skills needed, and the tutorial includes a free template to download.Step six:  Seal the vinyl with multiples layers of clear nail polish.

Learn how simple it is to make your own adorable flamingo nail art! No art skills needed, and the tutorial includes a free template to download.

I have had so many people ask me how I made these nails.  Now you know my not-so-secret secret!  If you make some for yourself, please share a picture on my Facebook page!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

I’ve got two great Silhouette treats for you today! First off, my Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Sunshine. Sea Salt. And Ice Cream Shirt Personalized Lawn Chair DIY Summer Strawberry Tote DIY - With the Silhouette Mint! How to Use Multiple Colors of Silhouette Sketch Pens Patriotic Hand-Scripted USA Shirt Herb Garden with Personalized Tin Outdoor Pillow for Summer How to Make Huge Paper Flowers Make A Half Moon Printed Pouch DIY Nautical Pallet Sign Vertical Herb Garden Ladder Kyltit yrttipenkkiin / Labels for herbs Pineapple Cup Decal DIY Flamingo Nail Art Sunshine Straw Toppers Summer Planner Stickers

1. Sisters, What // 2. Small Stuff Counts // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Ramblings // 5. Where The Smiles Have Been // 6. Curly Crafty Mom // 7. Architecture of a Mom // 8. Create & Babble // 9. HaberdasheryFun // 10. Coral + Mint Design Co. // 11. Designed Decor // 12. Tehtaiskö nyt? // 13. Tori Grant Designs // 14. Morena’s Corner // 15. It Happens in a Blink // 16. unOriginal Mom
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  1. These are fabulous. My 5 year old is looking over my shoulder in awe, I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing flamingo nails very soon. Thanks for sharing.


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