Fairly often I post nail art designs that involve polka dots even though I don’t own a dotting tool. I’ve mentioned in several of my posts I use a bobby pin or other homemade dotting tool and on several occasions I’ve gotten questions about it. So, I thought doing a post on how to make a dotting tool from things you probably already have around your house would be beneficial. Plus, making your own dotting tool is easy and cheap!
Most nail art designs only require a single dotting tool. But there are ways to make different size dotting tools.
For step by step instructions check below the jump!
What you need: A bobby pin OR a straight pin and pencil with an eraser.
To make a dotting tool out of a bobby pin all you have to do is pull the bobby pin apart. I like to use old bobby pins that are already stretched out for this, but a new one will work as well.
To make a dotting tool using a straight pin just push the into the eraser of a pencil. There are endless types of straight pins, I had 3 different types just around my house. Each makes a slightly different sized dot.
And that’s it! Two different, equally simple ways to make a dotting tool. If you have any other DIY dotting tool methods leave it in a comment below so I can give it a try. A girl can never have too many dotting tools!