STYLE & BEAUTY
04/02/2012 05:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

DIY Nail Art: Spring's Blooming Flowers

Mother Nature has been quite moody this year. Long before the first day of spring, we experienced unseasonably warm days, encouraging us to pull out our floral capri pants, denim jackets and animal print loafers way ahead of schedule.

However, D'Anna of Not Another Nail Blog has managed to capture all the good signs of spring -- bright flowers and butterflies among sprawling green -- with this two-dimensional nail art.

Photos: Spring flowers, Getty Images; Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Base Coat; OPI Gargantuan Green Grape; Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; Not Another Nail Blog's spring-inspired manicure.

To get the look, apply a base and two coats of OPI Gargantuan Green Grape. Once dry, start on the water decals. Carefully cut out the desired nail art (try NailGrafx) using cuticle scissors as they are easier to use when trimming around the tiny details. Drop decal into a bowl of water, allowing to completely soak. Remove from water and detach from backing, pressing onto the desired spot on nail. Add a cluster of flowers or butterflies for a more organic design. To finish, seal with a top coat to help prevent stickers from curling or flaking.

D'Anna's major mani tip: If too quick or heavy-handed while applying the top coat, you map rip the nail decal. Take your time.

What do you think of this springtime-inspired manicure? Would you wear it? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, check out these tribal print nails influenced by Giuseppe Zanotti's heel-less shoes.

Click through the slideshow below for more DIY nail art.

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