Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, our resident nail polish guru, Megan from Razberriez, checks in with a lucky four leaf clover nail design.  No matter what you wear, you will be totally unpinchable when you’re rocking these festive fingernails!   – Rhonda

Project estimate:

  • Green nail polish, on hand or $1
  • White nail polish, on hand or $1
  • Base coat and top coat, on hand or $1 each
  • Toothpick, on hand

Total:  Free and up

How to Paint Lucky Four Leaf Clover Nails

Before you begin: *Apply your base coat. This will give the nail polish something to stick to, allowing the design to last longer and preventing chipping.*

  1. Apply 2 coats of your base color- I chose a kelly green color, it really helps the white clover pop. You could use anything from white, to gold, to green, to black, as long as you choose a coordinating color for the clover. Make sure to let it dry for 5-10 minutes before moving on to the next steps.
  2. Begin creating the clover. Decide where you want your clover to be on your nail and how big you want it. Once you have decided, place a small dot on your nail where the center of your clover will be. This will act as a reference point.
  3. Add the leaves! For this, you can use the tip of a pen, the actual polish brush, the end of a paint brush, a bobby pin, whatever you prefer. Start by making one leaf at the bottom of the dot. Next, create the other leaves on the right, left, and top of the reference point. Just remember, the leaves don’t have to be perfectly round, they look better with a little shape to them.
  4. Create the stem. You can use a toothpick for this step, take the same color you used for the clover and starting from the center point, drag the toothpick out past one of the dots and curl the end up a little.
  5. Let it dry. You really want to wait a good 10 minutes before applying your top coat to prevent smudging.
  6. Apply your favorite top coat. Seal in your nail design with a fast dry top coat to add shine, prevent chipping, and smooth out any uneven areas.

Megan blogs about makeup, nails, learning how to look great on a budget and keeping up with the latest styles at her site razberriez.com. She is the fingernail fashion contributor for Dollar Store Crafts.