Things You Can Use at Home
I am going to be giving you a few easy nail art ideas that you can do with some things you already have at home. Most of these diy nail art designs 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 ideas.
- Floss Pick
- Cotton Balls
- Round Stickers
- Plastic Wrap
- Plastic Bag/Tweezers
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?
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.
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