Looking for some creative nail art ideas to try at home? All of these cool nail designs have step by step tutorials and instructions. Check out the how to’s from our favorite DIY beauty blogs and learn how to get these artsy nails for yourself. Lots of these DIY nail art ideas are perfect for beginners, too.
DIY Nail Designs With Step by Step Tutorial
1. DIY Sprinkle Nails
This is just fabulous! And great for a summer ice-cream party. Who would have thought a sprinkle manicure? Definitely, these are what dreams are made of. This manicure is not meant to last as long as a regular mani. For a bit longer wear, you can use nail glue as the base instead of the base coat.
2. Teal Flowers Nail Art
Wow, I am so in love with this nail art! I love everything teal and the flowers are really cute and elegant. Aside from the complete set of instructions, they also have a video tutorial so check out this post from Pshiiit so you can get started.
3. Porcelain Look Nail Art
This nail design is actually a cluster of blue flowers. Great idea to do an accent nail to compliment the blue dress. So pretty looks just like a beautiful, delicate porcelain design. What a lovely job!
4. Aztec Nail Art
This Aztec Nail Art design can be done with either gel colors or nail polish and looks great in either gloss or matte. Enjoy this tutorial from So Nailicious and get inspired to re-create this super cool nail art.
5. Tie Dye Nail Art
This look is pretty simple to achieve, and the less precise you are, the more tie-dyed it will look! So just have fun with it! The tutorial is pretty easy to follow too. This is sure to brighten up your day with its bright colors and they’re just really fun to look at.
6. Animal Print Nail Art
How do you feel about animal print nail art in general? I never know it would work but look at how gorgeous this turned out. The giraffe print on this nail art design is super adorable. Although it’s not really my thing. However, after reading the tutorial, I think I’d go for this one.
7. Pineapple Print Nail Art
If you’re feeling intimidated by an entire mani of tiny pineapples, try doing one or two accent nails and pairing it with a bright summery color. But other than that, this nail art looks so cool. It makes me feel summer-ready and the sheer cheerfulness of the design is so infectious!
8. Color Block Nail Art
I really adore this look. Sometimes simplicity can be so striking and fun. This is truly a gorgeous, cohesive collection. I love this modern, graphic mani. Head on over to Let Them Have Polish for the complete set of instructions.
9. White Chevron Negative Space Nail Art
If you have stubby fingers and you want it to look more slender, this design is perfect for you. This White Chevron Negative Space Nail Tutorial below takes that chic, white mani that you love, and freshens it up with cool negative space design. Learn how to paint chevron nails with this step by step how to, and its easy enough for beginners and teens, too.
10. Marc Jacobs Daisy Inspired Spring Nail Art
This finished nail art looked quite spring-like. And here’s a guide on how to recreate this Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight inspired nail art at home. It’s easy, just follow the step-by-step tutorial and you will be all set. The result is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to give this mani a try!
11. Blue Rose Nail Art
12. Leopard Print Nail Art
13. White Daisies Nail Art
14. Gorgeous Glitter Nail Art
15. Artsy Buds Nail Art
16. Cloud Drawings Nail Art
17. Bejeweled Nail Art
18. Mustache Mani
19. Airplane Nail Art
20. Chevron Accent Nail Art
21. DIY Elephant Nail Art
22. Starfish Manicure
23. Half Moon French Tip Nail Art
24. Gradient Nail Art
25. Pencil Inspired Nail Art
26. Blue Sky Nail Art
27. Daisy Nails
28. Freehand Nail Art Inspired by LucyDarlingPrints
29. Neon Spun Sugar
30. Watermelon Nails
31. Romantic Floral Mani DIY
32. Diagonal Nail Tape Mani
33. Back to School Nail Art
34. Retro-Glamorous Nail Art