How to Make Your Own Nail Dotting Tool

nail art dotting tool  Of course you can go out and buy a nail dotter or even a set of them; but not everyone has the money or wants to spend money on such things if they don’t have to.  You likely already have a few great resources lying around your room or home that you can use to make your very own homemade dotting tool.  Most nail art designs recommend the use of this tool to make the design more precise and easier.  If you have been struggling with small dots and filling portions of boxes, eyes and other designs then you are going to love being able to use this the next time you try some cute nail ideas that are a bit more advanced.

Today we are going to cover a few different ideas that you can follow to easily make a nail dotting tool.  If you don’t have the materials, they can be easily obtained from a friend or family member or a store.  Depending whether you need a small dotting tip or a larger dotting tip, you may also want to experiment with different objects that are similar to the suggestions here in order to achieve your desired tip thickness.  The best idea is to have a set of many different sizes that you can easily make at home and replace with very little effort if needed.

Easy to Make Bobby Pin Nail Dotter

Nail Dotting Tool

Nail Dotting Tool

The first idea is really easy and straightforward and almost every girl has bobby pins in every corner and crevice of their room or house.  If not, I’m sure that your friends have plenty that you can have.  Bobby pins come in all different sized tips, which is great if you want to make several with varying tip sizes.  All you need to do is bend the bobby pin into a straight line and then you can use the tip to dip into some nail polish and then apply it to some paper or cardboard to test out how the dot will come out before applying the dot directly to your nails.  If you want to make your bobby pin nail dotter a little more official and sturdy in your hand, you can always attach one end to a plastic or wooden dowel.  You can also encase it in foam padding to make it easier to work with.  Otherwise, simply using it as is will work just fine.

The Homemade Ball Point Pen Nail Dotting Tool

Nail Dotting Tool

Nail Dotting Tool

The second homemade nail dotter is extremely easy yet so many girls never think to use it.  You’re certain to have lots of ball point pens lying around your desk or house in general.  It’s recommended that you use one that has been exhausted of all of its ink rather than a pen that is still full of ink.  It will work with ink in it; however you may find that the ink could run into your nail polish and ruin your design.  For application, all you need to do is dip the pen tip into some nail polish and then apply it to some white paper or cardboard once again to test how the dot will come out.  Once you know how to vary the size with the amount of polish added to the tip and the size of the ballpoint, then you can move on to using it on your nails.

Pencil With Straight Pin Nail Dottter

Nail Dotting Tool

Nail Dotting Tool

 You’ll need a pencil and a straight pin to make this one work. All you have to do is stick the straight pin into the eraser to seat it firmly and you are ready to begin making dots on your nails. To test the size, try them out on a piece of paper and if you need varying sizes you’ll need to find straight pins that have different sized balls on the end. If you want a shorter tool, you can sharpen the pencil until it is smaller and then make the tip blunt so you don’t poke yourself. Lastly, if you don’t want to use a pencil you can attach the straight pin to virtually anything that will hold it firmly including a dowel, foam, wine cork or anything else you can think of.

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