how to paint flowers on your nails quick and easy

I love the indulgent purchase of a pedicure. But because I am cheap, I don’t get it done too often. When I do it is such a treat. I always get one when I visit my in-laws in Georgia.  It is only $15 there!  But it is like $35 here in Ohio.  I always get one at the beginning of the summer to get all the winter funk off my toes and start my summer right. Then, for the rest of the summer I usually keep them up myself. One time I splurged and got flowers on my toes (I really just wanted to learn their secret). So here goes a quick tutorial on how to paint flowers on your toes.

how to paint flowers on your nails quick and easy

1. First paint your toes. I always do a base coat and then two coats of color. Let them dry completely.


2. Grab a stylus tool. These are for dry embossing, you can find them at the craft store. Grab another color of polish that will stand out against the color on your toes already.


3. Next pour out a tiny dab of nail polish onto a plastic cup or something like that. Then dip your stylus tool into your paint and dab 5 dots. I use new paint for each dot.


4. Next take a tooth pick and drag it from the middle of one of the circles towards the center of your flower. Do that with all 5 dots and you have a Hawaiian looking flower. After they dry, put a top coat on and you are done.



Those of you with little girls…they will love this. It takes a little practice but it is easy once you get the hang of it. It is a lot easier doing it on someone else’s toes than my own but you get the picture.


This post original appeared on Infarrantly Creative in July of 2008.  I updated it with better pictures for your enjoyment!

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  1. Wow, you never cease to amaze me! I NEVER would of thought of giving that a try, but those look perfect.
    I love pedi’s also, but only get one about twice a year. We do alot of camping and swimming in the summer and I can’t justify spending the money when my feet take so much abuse all summer long!

    Hope you start feeling better soon. I remember those days of being so exhausted that I could barely stay awake, yet still had to take care of Ben. Somedays I would just put in a movie for him, and wrap my arms around him while I slept, so that if he moved it would wake me up!
    Take care of YOU!

  2. BECKIE! We must chat SOON! We need to plan a Lynchburg trip before the baby comes. I’M SO SERIOUS.

    And then you can paint flowers on my toesies…and Lib’s…and Caroline’s. Because you love us.

  3. Your toes are so long and skinny. Please post pics of your feet at the end of your pregnancy! I sinfully induldge in pedicures way more than once or twice a year but I rarely do the extras. Perhaps I will be brave and at least add polka dots to my current red, sparkely toes.

  4. That’s fantastic!

    You know, if I could reach my toes (ok, SEEING them would be beautiful!), I would SO be doing this!!! Something to look forward to after the baby comes, then! 😉

  5. Wow! Those look so professional! I’m going to have to give that a try on my 4yr old. She’ll LOVE it!

  6. found you from a soft place to land. Love her too! I loved your blog so much, I read all the way back to april. I was going to keep going-but I had to stop and say hi and tell you that i think that you are fantastic! You are one creative chicK! I love your decopage trick. Who knew that there was a tool! i am so getting me one of those!! I am a fellow junker-redoer, turner of trash into treasure! Please, come and say hi! I would love to be friends with such a creative gal with the most beutiful auburn hair! I know I shouldn’t-I am coveting your hair color! Plase-come and say hello.
    I also have 3 girls-the toe tricks will come in handy at our house. Oh, more than you know!

  7. Thanks for the tutorial! I passed on the extra $5 for a flower design on each big toe this weekend cuz I’m trying this out on my own!

  8. LOVE it! I'm going right now and try this on my girls.

    I'll post a pict if they are cute!

    Blessings to you!

  9. Those of you with little girls…they will love this. It takes a little practice but it is easy once you get the hang of it. It is a lot easier doing it on someone else's toes than my own but you get the picture. we are doing our own. I would love to go somewhere and learn how to paint flowers on Toes.

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