Vinyl Nail Decals – A Profitable Summer Product (with Free Instruction Set!)

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With summer just around the corner, everyone gets their finger and toe nails all done up. Silhouette and Cricut small business owners can whip up sheets of vinyl nail decals for quick easy sales – plus it is a great way to use your scraps!

Tips for Cutting Vinyl Nail Decals

  • Make them small – Vinyl nail decals should be sized around .25 inches each.
  • Go for simple – Nail decals should be simple shapes without lots of detail cut using adhesive vinyl.
  • No transfer paper needed – Transfer paper generally isn’t necessary for the customer to transfer vinyl to nail.
  • Use overcut – For Silhouette users, try using the overcut feature to assist with making tiny cuts.
  • Price them right – Current online pricing for handmade nail decals is all over the place. I’d recommend pricing of a full sheet 8.5 inches by 11 inches at $4 to $5; and a half sheet of vinyl nail decals 8.5 inches by 6.5 inches at $2 to $3.
  • Try themes – Consider offering themed bundles (several related designs sold together).
  • Earn extra money – Remember that post on affiliate programs? (If not, go back to it.) A product like this lends itself well to an affiliate program. For example, take a product photo of your nail decal on your freshly painted nail. In the text, you can note the brand and color of the nail polish and an affiliate link to buy it. You’ll make money anytime someone purchases the nail polish through your link and it isn’t in competition to the product you are selling.
  • Include instructions – Of course, always be sure to give your customers instructions to apply and remove the nail decals.

Free Printable Vinyl Nail Decal Instructions

Don’t have time to create your own instruction set? Download mine after you save the image below to Pinterest.

Vinyl Nail Decals - A Profitable Summer Product for Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore Small Business Owners (with Free Instruction Set!) - by
Free, unbranded vinyl nail decal application instructions for customers. Great for Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore small business owners! By

P.S. In case you are wondering, instruction photos were shot with a ShotBox and the nail polish used in the instruction set is Sallie Hansen Insta-dri in Fast Lane.

28 thoughts on “Vinyl Nail Decals – A Profitable Summer Product (with Free Instruction Set!)”

  1. I used 651 and didnt need a clear coat but would recommend it. I cut out cats, so cute! I did find it easier with a tiny piece of transfer tape on it as it helped greatly with placement and not distorting the vinyl while getting it on. Havent put any out to sell yet.

  2. Newbie here, how far apart should each image be placed if I make them .25″? How many do you put on a 8.5 x 11 sheet? Thanks so much for this.

  3. Thank you Christine! I was just telling my niece last night that I could probably make decals for her nails. Perfect timing.

  4. Hi Christine,
    Do you us a circuit or is there a different printer for this? I love this idea but have no clue how to get started and what I need to do it.

  5. This is such a great idea. I have been thinking of a ton of different decals I can make. Thank you for sharing.

  6. You are so sweet to share all of your ideas. I know you put a lot of work into all you do and how time consuming it is. Hope your husband is doing well! Thanks for all you do!!

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