Last week I got to party at a Harry Potter Festival here in Calgary, a wonderful day filled with HP music, butterbeer treats, and wizard costumes! Special for the day I decided to try out these newspaper nails. Check out the full instructions here. They are shockingly easy to do, and you can bet I’ll have bookish nails much more often!
Of course after doing these nails I had to have more! Now, there are some super elaborate nails out there which I have no hope of actually doing myself, so I’ve collected some of my favourite bookish nails that I think (hope) I can do at home!
House Colours & Deathly Hallows | Harry Potter
There are some gorgeous HP nails out there, but these ones caught my eye. I love being able to show off your house colours, plus I think the Deathly Hallows symbol would be easy to do.
Book Crest | Heroes of Olympus
I absolutely love this symbol from the Heroes of Olympus books. It’s so simple, but I love the look of it, and of course the way it ties back into the book itself!
Source: Lili Lost In A Book
Tris Tattoo & Factions | Divergent
Most Divergent nails involve the different factions, and kudos to you if you can draw those. I liked these nails in particular because of the reference to Tris’ tattoo.
Mocking Jay Pin | The Hunger Games
There are some brilliant Hunger Games nails – mostly involving fire. But these ones were definitely my favourite. While I don’t think I can manage the mocking jay, I love the effect of the grey on black.
Dragon Egg | Game of Thrones / Eragon
Similarly, I know I can’t draw a dragon. But I LOVE the dragon egg effect. And if you want an easy hack, check out this tutorial using a net or loofah.
Source: Petite Peinture
Galaxy Nails | Across the Universe / Ender’s Game / Lunar Chronicles
I found galaxy nails referencing many different book series. I think they’re absolutely gorgeous! Plus following this tutorial, they actually seem pretty easy to do! Put these on my to-try list!
Source: Casa De Polish
There are so many bookish nails out there and I love all of them! Check out my Pinterest page for more bookish nails. I can’t wait to try some of these out! <3