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Easy Graduating Class Year Nail Art

Written by: | Published: April 09, 2018 | Updated: June 21, 2023

Create your own easy class year nail art with vinyl and your Cricut. This easy nail art is a simple Cricut project you can quickly create to accessorize your graduation outfit or show off your school spirit at the end of the school year.

How to create class year nail art

This isn’t just for the class of 2018. You can edit the numbers to create whatever combination you’d like. Grab your favorite vinyl colors and you’re almost ready to get fancy.

How to Make Easy Graduating Class Year Nail Art

To create my example nail art, I used my favorite adhesive foil vinyl for this quick Cricut project, but most permanent vinyl will work. What I love most about this nail art project is how quickly (and oh so tiny) the Cricut cuts all the numbers you’ll need. You can cut a full nail set or just a single nail accent like I have here. Use one color or the whole rainbow! have fun and personalize the look to fit your own style.

quick and easy nail art for graduation - use your cricut to create class year nail art
quick and easy nail art for graduation – use your Cricut to create class year nail art


Make this project! I’ve set up a Cricut Design Space project canvas, all ready to go. You can click here to access all the images you need to make your own class year nail art.

  1. Go to the class year project canvas I have already set up in Cricut Design Space. You can edit the year as you’d like, change the font and size or use the design as is. UPDATED for 2022.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to cut the foil.
  3. Make sure your nails are painted, clean an dry.
  4. Apply the foil cutouts to your nails how you’d like. Be sure to press firmly to ensure they are stuck really well.
  5. Apply a nail top coat, at least one layer and up to 3 layers to help the foil stay in place an last as long as possible.

You can use this same technique to create word art for your nails too. Spell out all kinds of fun messages you can wear everywhere you go!

More Nail Art Ideas

More Graduation and end of year Project ideas

You can use this same cut file idea to create all kinds of end of year and graduation class projects. Think of party decor, class shirts, senior shirts and more. Use your Cricut machine to create all cut art from paper or vinyl and you’ll be able to create a ton of personalized designs in minutes!

Make your own graduation year confetti
Make your own graduation year confetti

Here are some ideas of things you can create to accent your graduation celebrations:

  • Graduation party supplies – make your own or personalize graduation party extras like horns, cow bells, streamer poppers and confetti. Here’s an easy tutorial and cut file set to Make your own graduation year confetti.
  • Party decor – make a class year banner or garland. Decorate vases, table cards, party tables, etc. Make your own Graduation party decor.
  • Class shirts and wearables – cut the year designs with your Cricut and iron-on vinyl to create custom t-shirts for Seniors or fun team shirts all the classes. I like using the metallic and specialty vinyl, but a standard solid color would be really cool too.
  • Graduation cap designs – there’s a fun trend to decorate the top of a graduation cap – think of the feature designs you can create with vinyl…cut and iron-on in minutes!
  • Party and celebration stationery products – you can create all kinds of personalized note cards, postcards, invites and other stationery with your Cricut. Choose to cut the design pieces or print them directly on the cut card – design is all in Cricut Design Space and make as many as you need.

DIY Cricut Ideas for Your End of School Year Festivities

I’ve partnered with some of my friends to share all kinds of fun Cricut Projects you can make for a variety of end of school year activities. Browse all the ideas below for even more end of school and graduation DIY inspiration shared by more creative designers.

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How to create your own class year nail art - quick and easy Cricut Project
How to create your own class year nail art – quick and easy Cricut Project
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