Easy Nail Art Designs Using Toothpick

We all love trying different manicures every now and then; the favourite part is the intricate details of the nail art designs that we get done at fancy nail studios. Nail designs are done by professionals and experts, but wouldn’t it be much more convenient if you could do it yourself at home, especially when you’re out of cash? There are plenty of nail art tools available in the market, but for what we are going to show you today, you don’t need any of them. All you need is a toothpick and your favourite nail paints and the end result will be cute nails! If you think you can’t do avant-garde designs yourself, give these a try. They are easy-peasy for all ya beginners out there.

So let us see, step by step, some easy nail art designs that you could try at the comfort of your house, with the one and only TOOTHPICK.

Things You Will Need:

A toothpick

A few nail paints of your choice

Nail paint remover(to correct mistakes)




Step 1: Wash your hands to make sure that your nails are clean and apply a regular base coat.

Step 2: Paint your nails with any nail paint, we have used red in this design.

Step 3: Take your toothpick and dip it in your favourite white polish to draw on two circles that will look like eyes. Make sure you do this only after the base colour is dry.

Step 4: After the white polish is dry, grab another clean toothpick and dip it in black nail paint. Make sure you only dip in the tip of the toothpick and make a tiny dot on each of the white circle that you had painted earlier. Finish off with a top coat.




Step 1: Start with clean nails and apply a base coat.

Step 2: Apply a white nail paint on your nails. Double coat if needed.

Step 3: After the white nail paint is dry, grab a sky blue nail paint and use the opposite end of the toothpick to draw some shapes that look like clouds. You don’t have to be perfect while doing this step.

Step 4: Use the tip of the toothpick and some black nail polish to draw some ‘V’s on your nails. These will be the birds in the sky. Top it all with a finishing coat.




Step 1: Begin with applying a coat of base coat on your nails.

Step 2: Apply a bright pink nail paint on your nails.

Step 3: Draw some brackets on your nails to make Leopard print.

Step 4: Use your toothpick dipped in some white nail paint to fill the space between the brackets and make the design look three dimensional. Use a top coat to complete the design.


These were some uncomplicated and beginner friendly nail art designs to make using just a toothpick as a tool. You can also dip a Q-tip into nail paint remover to clean up any mistakes and to perfect the edges of the nails. Do give them a try and comment down if you want to see more designs!


Author: Prachi Mishra




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