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DIY Henna Tutorial

Happy Thursday my fellow beauties,

Today I have a DIY Henna tutorial for you all. I tried out Henna during my reading week and I would strongly recommend you try it. Especially as a student, it is very stress-relieving and relaxing, plus it looks very unique and it’s temporary! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and please leave a comment if you have any questions about this design!

Step 1: Draw out a circle with the Henna Ink

Step 2: Add lines to the circle vertically and  draw another circle around those lines. Once you have done that trace the design with another circle.

Step 3: Draw half-ovals or ‘petals’ all around the circle.

Step 4: Fill in all of these petals with a tinier half-oval.

Step 5: Add 10 wider ‘petals’ on every third existing half-oval you had before. These petals should take up 2 of the pre-existing ones. Once you have done this, add petals in-between those that are skinner and trace a line inside of those creating another double petal. Last, overtop of these 10 double petals, draw 10 slightly bigger onion domes.

Step 6: The last outer layer is the layer you are now focusing on and adding in this picture. Draw 3 vertical lines inside the onion domes and add 2 curved lines to connect the domes. Then add 5 tiny petals on top. Start with the middle one a bit higher and then work your way out to connect to each side of the domes.

Step 7: All you are doing in this step is adding pointy, onion domes on top of the ones you just designed. Then you trace that design by drawing 2 lines on the inside of it.

Step 8: I know this step has a lot going on, but bear with me you can do it! Also, I apologize for not taking an in-between picture for this one. However, we again are focusing only on the outer layer that has been added. First, start by adding filled in petals between your existing domes. Tip: wait to fill them in until you are done your design, then outline. Next, continue adding circles, petals, triangles, and dots until you reach your desired effect. In my design, I added another layer of onion domes filled with lines and connected with triangles and curves. You can copy this or experiment with your own ideas.

Let your design dry. Be careful not to get it wet or touch for at least half an hour.

Voila! You are all finished. You now have your own beautiful Henna design.


Here is where I bought the Henna ink for this design! It comes in 3 colours: brown, black and red and includes stencils. I would highly recommend, and I hope you enjoy this Henna kit as much as I did 🙂


What Henna design would you like to see next? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Sure does look beautiful! Can anyone do it you think? And what about allergies? 🙂

    1. beuniful says:

      Hi Louise! I really think that anyone can do it. As for the allergies, I can list the ingredients in this paste that I bought, however, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients I’m sure you can find a DIY recipe 🙂

  2. I’ve always thought henna was so beautiful. I especially love it on the hands! I never knew there was only one design, though! I thought there were all sorts of designs you could do!

    1. beuniful says:

      Hi Melissa! There definitely are different designs you can try out with Henna. This is just one tutorial that I have so far, I will have more soon. The possibilities for Henna are truly endless! 🙂

  3. emily says:

    This is so helpful! Ive been wanting to try Henna!

    1. beuniful says:

      Thanks, Emily! I am glad you found the tutorial helpful. You definitely should try it out sometime 🙂

  4. OMG that looks so good. I didn’t know that you could do henna by yourself. So beautiful and creative.

    1. beuniful says:

      Thanks so much Luci! 🙂

  5. My daughter and I loooove Henna! We will definitely have to try this.

    1. beuniful says:

      You should both definitely try it out! I included the link to where I got my henna at the end of the post 🙂

  6. I wish I could draw something like that for the life of me! I am so bad at putting henna that I can’t even 🙁 But your step by step guide hopefully will help me get better at this art. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Thank you for this, Looking forward for your next tutorials . Thanks again !

    1. beuniful says:

      No problem, I am glad you liked it 🙂

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