Are you thinking about having some fun with your Thanksgiving nails this year? Why not try something whimsical and turkey-inspired? We have a bunch of fun turkey nail designs to inspire you. Then, when you show off your nail art skills and excellent taste, we're sure you'll get to gobble up the compliments!
Turkey Nail Designs for Thanksgiving
Acrylic Turkey Nails
Here's an unforgettable Thanksgiving manicure! It features a 3D handcrafted acrylic turkey, precisely placed rhinestones, and a shimmer of gold. People will be talking about these nails for years to come!
LDS 171 Love Note - LDS Gel Polish
French Tips Gobbler
Try this nail design, and we bet you'll succeed. Note that this nail art is much easier with gel polish than lacquer because gels cure rapidly and won't smudge afterward.
To start, apply a base coat and a sheer, neutral color to all nails except the accent nail. For the accent nail, paint it white.
Decide on your approach as you allow the first layer to dry or cure. If you think the accent nail will be the most challenging, start with it. You'll need red, yellow, and brown nail polish for the turkey design. You can use real googly eyes and nail glue or create the eyes using white and black polish. Then, you can make orange for the beak by blending yellow and red together.
(If you don’t have brown polish, you can make that, too, with red and green or blue and orange. However, it’s hard to get a soft brown like our gorgeous).
Brush red diagonal stripes from the center to the edges and create a skinny triangle in the center. Dry the red polish and add the yellow stripes. Don't worry about straight lines. You can fix the edges with the next layer of polish or use tape as a straight edge. Just peel it off before drying the polish. If you don't have nail tape, masking or Scotch tape will do. Press it to your arm first so that it's not so sticky.
Once the yellow polish is dry, create the body of the bird and the additional feathers in the back with brown polish. Mix a drop of yellow with red for the beak. Lastly, create the eyes. How does your turkey look? Seal it with a top coat (but not over the googly eyes if you glued them on) and take a breather.
Let's move on to the other nails. Apply brown polish onto the tips and then cure it. The smile lines don't need to be precise since these are not your typical French tips. Instead, you can create an ombre effect by blending the edges with gold glitter towards the middle of the nail. Finally, apply a glossy top coat and celebrate your gorgeous nails!
Lavis Gel Nail Polish Duo - 271 Brown Colors - Cafe Au Lait
This bird looks a bit distressed. Still, its comical expression might make you smile amidst all the holiday hustle!
Lavis Gel Polish - 177 Goldfinch - Yellow Colors
White Nails with Feather Accents
This nail art is easy with a thin brush or stencil. Cure each color or let it dry before adding the next.
You can also customize the design by replacing the white background with any color matching your outfit. Popular autumn shades include gray, midnight blue, golden yellow, and forest green.
LDS 101 Fantatastic - LDS Gel Polish
We love the '70s flashback pattern for the feathers! This is another turkey nail design that you can change to suit what you're wearing. Male turkey feathers are actually iridescent, ideal for a psychedelic look!
LDS - 01 (ver 2) Black - Line Art Gel Nails Polish Nail Art
Here's fall foliage with a friendly turkey in warm autumn colors. The matte finish gives the playful design a sophisticated touch.
LDS - 12 (ver 2) Brown - Line Art Gel Nails Polish Nail Art
Pardon the Turkey
The president lets one gobbler off the hook each year, so this bird is campaigning for its freedom. Or maybe he just wants a pie of pumpkin pie!
Me or You?
These turkeys are wondering which one is invited to dinner and which will be dinner. We love the glitter that resembles falling leaves on the other nails.
For those who don't want to hand-paint turkey nails, nail decals and stickers provide a quick and easy alternative to nail art. Simply apply a base coat, add the stickers or decals, and finish with a top coat.
Googly Eye Turkey Nails
Googly eyes bring the turkey to life. You may find yourself staring at your hands and shaking its eyes just for fun! But fair warning–the bigger they are, the harder they are to glue on nails. They have a flat back, which makes them prone to popping off. Use nail glue, and don't depend on the polish alone to hold them in place. Then, use a thin brush or toothpick to fill the gap around the edges with a top coat.
We hope you have a fun time this Thanksgiving with your turkey nails! Stock up on all the polish you need and take advantage of free shipping for orders over $100. Also, if you love doing nail art, check out our clearance to get outstanding deals!