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Anchor Nail Art

Anchors Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;

If you remember anything about last year, you may recall my obsession with anchors during the Summer months. I thought it would be cute to do a quick nail art look based on them using some fun aquatic colors!


  • Teal quick dry nail polish
  • Yellow nail polish
  • Green nail polish
  • Clear top coat
  • Nail art brush
  • Dotting tool


  • Begin with the teal nail polish as your base. I used Insta-Dri by Sally Hansen in the color “Re-Teal Therapy” and only needed one coat! If your polish needs two, let dry in between coats.
  • Use the nail art brush dipped in yellow polish to draw a straight line halfway down the middle of your accent nail to create the shank. Then draw an arch under it to make the bottom of the anchor, or the arm. Paint the little arrows (also known as the flukes) at either end of the arm.
  • Use the large end of the dotting tool to make a yellow circle on the top of the anchor. Let dry.
  • Use the nail art brush to draw green stripes on your thumb, or second accent nail. Let dry.
  • If the large yellow dot at the top of the anchor is totally dry now, use the smaller end of the dotting tool dipped in teal to make another dot in the middle of it, giving the illusion of a hole. Let dry.
  • Seal in look with clear top coat.

Enjoy your adorable anchor nail art look wherever it may take you! Mine took me to Starbucks. Anchors away!

Anchors Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;
Enjoying my cold Passion Tea with my cool anchor nails!

What other Summer nail art looks should I try before the season has shipped off?

8 thoughts on “Anchor Nail Art

  1. What a fun idea! Very cute!

    1. Thank you! It was very easy, too!

  2. Love it Katie!! It’s so fun and summery! I have to do my nails nautical themed at least once! I haven’t really gotten around to painting my nails lately :/

    1. I’m all about Summer themed nails for the rest of this month! Wait til you see what is on my nails this week! I’ll be sharing it on Monday… 😉

  3. Omg so cute! Love it!!

    1. Thank you! 🙂

  4. So cute! Love it so much!!

    1. Thank you! 🙂

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