Things You Can Use at Home

I am going to be giving you a few easy diy nail art ideas that you can do with some things you already have at home. Most of these diy nail art ideas are pretty simple but, some of them will take a little bit of practice to get a really beautiful nail.

Here are some of the things that you might want to gather up before you start any of these diy nail art designs to do at home.

  • Floss Pick
  • Toothpicks
  • Cotton Balls
  • Round Stickers
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Plastic Bag/Tweezers
  • Sharpies/Alcohol

You are going to need your favorite colors of polish as well. Include a sky blue and a bright yellow.

Some choices of color for the future are at the link at the top right.

Criss Cross Pattern

Start with your base coat. You can use a light blue, white or clear. I like to use white because it makes the image stand out. Then you are going to want to put two coats of your bright yellow on your nails. Let each one dry completely before starting the second coat.

Use your floss pick or any straight edge that is comfortable for you and create diagonal lines across your nail from top to bottom. About three. Then make three more lines the opposite diagonal direction. Are you starting to see what the image is going to be? Now put a few leaves of green at the base or tip of your nail, depending on which direction you want it to stand. When all is dry add your top coat. Nice pineapple!


This one is easy and great for those of you that are like me and are not very artistic. Start with a base coat of sky blue. Wait for them to be completely dry. Grab a cotton ball and some white polish. Dip the cotton ball into the white polish and dab it onto your nails. Again wait for them to dry. Apply your top coat. Done. Easy right?

Half Moon

With this one you can start with a base color or just a clear coat, depending on the look you want. Take a round sicker and place it at the base of your nail to create a half moon on your nail. Polish your nail with whatever color you desire. Pull off the sticker and you have your half moon. You can add gems or decals if you like. Get creative.


This will give you a smash of color on your nails. Start with your base coat, clear is best for this. Put some drops of color on your nail. You can use more than two colors if you like. Work fast because we don’t want the polish to dry before we are done.

Take some plastic wrap and press down on your nail. Don’t move the plastic wrap around or you will end up with what looks like a painters palette. Carefully pull off the plastic wrap and wait for them to dry. Add your top coat and your done. You can add decals or gems to this one too.

Your Own Decals

Get your plastic bag. Paint your own little pictures and let them dry. Apply a top coat and again let them dry. With your tweezers, be careful and pull up your images. Now you have your very own decals.


Begin with a base coat of white polish. You might want to apply some Simply Peel because this will get a bit messy. Let them dry completely. Put drops of color around your nail. Another one where you must work fast so it doesn’t dry before you are done. Swirl with your toothpick and dry again. Apply your top coat. Beautiful! I like to do the swirl on a plastic bag (like the make your own decals) because it is a little less messy.

Water Colors

You can start this one with any color base you like, but I have found that water colors look best on a white base. Grab your favorite color sharpies and put a few dots or stripes on your nails. Take a small brush and dip it in alcohol. Brush down your nail to create the water color look.

Make sure you brush with enough alcohol or you will end up with a picture of spotted white like that first finger. Wait for your nails to dry and apply your top coat. Be careful which top coat you use with this design because some will make the colors run more and you will end up with a swirl of faded color. Yeah that second finger from the right.

Easy DIY Nail Art

Hopefully you have enjoyed trying out these easy designs and you will now be able to get beautiful nails in no time at all. Click here for some other artistic tools.

As always here is to beautiful nails and Blessed Be


Nail Art Designs

13 thoughts on “Nail Art Designs

  • April 2, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Hi Kari. 

    Your nail art designs hacks I can do at home with home supplies are nice. I find that I spend alot on my nails, trying to make them pretty and trendy by patronising manicure experts. 

    But, your article has greatly enlightened me. Now, I would be doing my own nails from home without spending so much on manicure experts. 

  • April 2, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Wow, these nail art designs are fascinating and exceptional beautiful with unique patterns. Although am not a lady but I have a sister that love doing this. It’s hard to find this type of informative post, as I will make sure I bookmarked this page for her to see. For her to upgrade and update her nail style and designs. This is really lovely sincerely. Good job Kari!

    • April 2, 2019 at 9:41 AM

      Thank you. I am glad it was an enjoyable experience and I hope your sister will enjoy it as well. I look forward to hearing from her too. Blessed Be Kari

  • April 2, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Thanks for writing this article on nail art design. I must commend you for a well done job for taking your time to write this article. Am sure many are going to find this article so useful. One of the things that amaze is that there are things I can use to beautify my nails at home. I will invite some of my girlfriend to visit this blog and see all this things. All this nails art works in the article are beautiful  I must say

    • April 2, 2019 at 9:39 AM

      Thank you for your kind words. Would love to hear from the girlfriends too. Definitely more ideas to come. Blessed Be Kari 

  • April 2, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Hello Kari,

    Thanks for this diy nail art designs. My wife loves doing some art on her nails, and I love it too. However, she has to spend some good amount of time getting her nails fixed, and with hacks like this, she wouldn’t have to visit the beauty parlor as often as she does. Will share this with her,i know she will love it!

    • April 2, 2019 at 9:36 AM

      Thank you Louis

      My intent is to make it easy for anyone to have beautiful nails. I hope your wife enjoys it. Let her know she is welcome to leave me a message telling me what she would like to see and I will do my best to help out. Blessed Be Kari

  • April 2, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Hi Kari the post is good, very informative and easy DIY nail art,  I actually read every word to see where it was going because i will make my girl friend happy i will Do it for her and i know she will love it. when she ask where i learn them from  i will open your blog for her. I look forward to reading your other articles pertaining to Nails.

    thank you for making it easy to understand.

    • April 2, 2019 at 9:46 AM

      Thank you so much. I am happy to hear that it is easy to follow. Soon I will make some videos so it will be even easier. Hope to hear from your girl too. Would love to help her out in any way I can. Blessed Be Kari

  • April 2, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    These DIY nail designs are simple but cool, I always struggle with doing my nails and I find it so expensive going to nail parlours and getting them done.  I especially liked the criss-cross pattern and the smash. It does look a little messy though. Do you have any tips on DIY acrylic nails or sns? 

    • April 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM

      Thank you Alexia

      These nail designs are pretty simple and some are a little messy. To be honest I am not one to have acrylics mainly because they destroy your nails if you are not careful. I will look into some DIY’s for you though. I do not know what you are referring to (sns) here. Keep in touch and we will figure out a simple acrylic for you. Blessed Be Kari

  • June 12, 2019 at 4:30 AM

    Wow! These nail arts are amazing in looking as it makes your nails cool in looking wise moreover to apply this types of nail patterns at home you can choose nail art service or you can do own by gathering things at your home like basic thing you will need of plastic wrap, sharpies, plastic bag etc. You would like Vancouver’s top nail salon for nail beauty treatment and therapies. Visit us @

    • June 18, 2019 at 1:13 PM

      Thank you Alicia
      I appreciate your kind words. I do prefer doing my nails at home myself. It is easy and I can avoid the infectious arena that a nail salon may have. Blessed Be Kari


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