painted toes with flowers

Are you tired of shelling out a fortune for a fancy pedicure every time you want to spruce up your toenails? Well, I am so today I’m going to teach you how to create your very own nail art flowers yourself – all from the comfort of your own home!

Now, let’s be real here. Who doesn’t love a relaxing pedicure? Those luxurious foot soaks, massage chairs, and magazine-filled waiting rooms are pretty hard to resist.

But let’s face it, the cost can really add up. Specially if what we want is a floral pedicure or fancy nail art designs with flowers!

how to paint flowers on your nails quick and easy

Nail Art Flowers made Simple

You know? Sometimes those nail technicians just don’t seem to understand your vision. I mean, who wants plain old red toenails when you could have a beautiful bouquet of flowers blooming right on your toes?!

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 a flowers nail art 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 do flowers on nails without tools?

Who needs fancy tools when you have your own two hands? You can still create beautiful flower designs on your nails even without specific nail art tools.  

Start by painting your nails with a base color. Then, use the brush of your flower color to make small dots in a circle shape on your nail.

You can use a toothpick or bobby pin to drag the dots outwards and create petal shapes. I prefer to use a dotting tool because I have lots of them!

Add green leaves with a brush or toothpick, and finish with a clear topcoat.

Get creative with color combinations and petal shapes for a unique design. you can even explore the best colors to attract abundance and use those (I do, lol).

Flower nail art

How do you make a flower pedicure?

Usually, we tend to forget our poor little feet. Especially during the winter and only pay them attention when we take our sandals out, right?

But a little of self-care is really easy and accessible nowadays! A foot soak in the bath, a good sugar scrub and a feet mask is all you need! 

I also use a lotion with vitamins to massage legs and feet that really makes a difference.

How to paint flowers on your toes yourself

So after you have give some love to your lovely feet and they are now enjoying a smooth skin.

Let’s give them a cute design the easiest way.

toenail-polish-flowers dotting tool

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Nail polish in your favorite colors
  • A toothpick or dotting tool, and a steady hand (or a friend with a steady hand, if you’re feeling fancy).


Step 1

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


Step 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.

Step 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.

flowers-on-toes with toothpick

Step 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 for protection and a high shine finish and you are done.


Those of you with little girls…they will love this. You can also use some glitter (they love that, don’t they?). It takes a little practice but it is easy once you get the hang of it. 

This will save hundreds in manicures or regular pedicure. 

It is a lot easier doing it on someone else’s toes than my own but you get the picture.

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.

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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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