DIY Jellyfish Nail Art (Guest Post by Kara)

Today's post is by Kara of Sprinkles in Spring, a graphic designer and illustrator living in sunny Florida. Kara posts about fashion, personal style, nail art and DIY projects, and I love her unique, relaxed, colorful approach of life. Find her style inspiration and super fun DIY projects on her blog at and follow her on twitter and instagram at @sprinklesprings.

Supplies: Essie Bikini So Teeny, Essie Butler Please, Orly La Vida Loca, Orly White Tips, small paint brush

Directions: Start with a white base coat. Using the regular nail polish brush and a light blue polish, create half-circle shapes on the top part of the nails to make the jellyfish body. You can do these in slightly different places to vary the design.

Using the small brush and the same light blue polish, paint about 4 tentacles on each nail in a sweeping motion to give it the illusion of movement. Paint some dark blue on the bottom part of the jellyfish body and two marks on the side.

Add a few pink tentacles for dimension and let dry, then finish with a top coat!


  1. Such a cute idea - I've never thought of jellyfish nails!! I like how the bright pink really stands out (:

    Natalie | Salt & Sail

  2. this is so sweet!!! :)


  3. nop don't like it at all....

  4. Anonymous6/18/2014

    Its unique and easy nail art.... :)

  5. One of the best ways to highlight this nail art is by using a golden nail polish base. Make use of a stamping plate to get perfect floral designs. Eau de Toilette

  6. Paint some dark blue on the bottom part of the jellyfish body and two marks on the side.More Info