10 Pretty Floral Nails DIY Tutorials & Inspiration

Sure, when we think of blooming flowers and pretty floral designs, the spring and summer months come to mind, but just because the leaves are beginning to turn and the sun is setting a bit earlier doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to floral nails and nail art designs. And with so many trends from the ’90s returning to our closets, we’re bound to see even more floral patterns ahead.

We can hold onto the sunny summer months by using lighter nail polish colors, or take these looks right into fall by using darker backgrounds and richer colors. And while none are quite as pretty as the hand-painted varieties, I’ve included a few stick-on appliques so you can get the look without the mess.

Flip through some of my favorite pretty floral nail art manicures for inspiration, including DIY tutorials to create your own.

  • Pretty Floral Manicures and Nail Art Tutorials 1 of 11

    Flip through some of my favorite pretty floral nail art manicures for inspiration and DIY tutorials to recreate your own.

  • Flower Power 2 of 11

    A favorite floral accent nail manicure, this one is actually perfect for fall.


    Go to DIY Floral Accent Nails for more inspiration photos or straight to the Hand Painted Floral Nail Art Tutorial here.

  • Romantic Blooms 3 of 11

    I love these pretty and soft romantic flower nails. You can find the complete DIY Romantic Floral Manicure at MichellePhan.com

  • Easy Peasy 4 of 11

    Seriously, nail art stickers are the easiest! Get the look with these Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Girl Flower #39 and Spring Fever #520

  • Show and Tell 5 of 11

    Fab Fatale shows you how the Sally Hansen Floral Appliques (Aflorable #530) look in person.

  • Real Flowers! 6 of 11

    Use these pretty, real dried flowers to get the look. Learn where to buy and how to get the look in this tutorial: Floral Nails: DIY Real Dried Flowers Manicure

  • Pretty in Blue 7 of 11

    I love these pretty flowered accent nails on a soft aqua blue background. It's like they're floating on the water. Go to Pretty Floral Nails for inspiration by @thenailomon

  • Winter Blooms 8 of 11

    I loved these winter wonderland branches nails with tiny pink blooms. More for winter than summer I'd say! Go to DIY Branching Out Manicure just blooming cherry blossom winter nail art to get the look.

  • Rose Garden 9 of 11

    These seem much more complicated than they are, and the roses look so pretty when finished. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Go to Girly Roses Nail Art for a full photo tutorial and video tutorial by MadJennsy

  • Gold Leafed Cherry Blossoms 10 of 11

    These are a recent favorite on a gold leafed background — the pink cherry blossoms were pretty and antique looking and perfect for fall. Go to DIY Gold and Pink Cherry Blossom Nail Art for a full step-by-step photo tutorial.

  • Blooming Buds 11 of 11

    Tokia Nails has TONS of pretty floral nail art manicures for inspiration among other designs, but I just loved these two that were sort of blooming from the edges.

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