Although intricate nail art is all over the Internet, my somewhat basic art skills lead me to seek out simple DIY designs that can be completed easily and quickly. This cute (and easy!) floral nail design requires three different polish colours and the end of a bobby pin or tip of a pencil for the dots.

1. To begin, paint your nails with a base colour and let it dry completely. To make the flowers really stand out, use a lighter shade for the base.

2. Once your base coat is dry, start dotting your flowers with the bobby pin and darkest nail polish shade. Make a three point shape (think of Mickey Mouse’s head) with three dots of the polish. I went with two clusters per nail but you can decide how many will fit on each of your fingers.

3. After your clusters have dried, use your third colour to make a smaller dot in the centre of the flowers. You can add more small dots of the third shade to cover the rest of your nails like I did, or you can leave those spaces empty.

With these simple steps it will feel like spring is already here… at least on your fingertips!

Click through the slideshow below for more DIY nail art.

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  • DIY Nail Art: Tiger Print-Inspired Manicure

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  • DIY Nail Art: Surface Of The Sun-Inspired Manicure

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  • DIY Nail Art: Pineapple-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/07/16/diy-nail-art-manicure_n_1668218.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

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  • DIY Nail Art: Summer Picnic-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/18/diy-nail-art-manicure-ideas_n_1595176.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: TV Test Bars-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/25/diy-nail-art-manicure_n_1619931.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: A Fresh Fourth Of July Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/07/02/diy-nail-art-fourth-of-july-manicure_n_1630944.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: French Manicure That Fades To Black

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/11/diy-nail-art-black-nail-polish_n_1581017.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Nautical-Inspired Manicure

  • DIY Nail Art: Giraffe Print-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/04/diy-nail-art-giraffe-print_n_1556793.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Coral And Aqua Saran Wrap Manicure

  • DIY Nail Art: Pastel Ice Cream-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/05/07/diy-nail-art-pastel-ice-cream-manicure_n_1490539.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Inkblot-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/23/diy-nail-art-inkblot-manicure_n_1441251.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Lime Green And Black Diane Von Furstenberg-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/30/diy-nail-art-diane-von-fustenberg-fall-2012_n_1454216.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Champagne & Caviar-Inspired Manicure

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  • DIY Nail Art: Polka Dot Gradient Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/11/diy-nail-art-polka-dot-gradient-manicure_n_1410925.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art Inspired By Honor Fall 2012

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/03/06/honor-fall-2012-nail-art_n_1318306.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art Inspired By Giuseppe Zanotti's Tribal Heel-Less Shoes

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/03/19/giuseppe-zanotti-diy-nail-art_n_1359109.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Rachel Antonoff-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/02/14/rachel-antonoff-fall-2012-nail-art_n_1271487.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Christian Cota-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/02/21/christian-cota-fall-2012-nail-art_n_1289195.html" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Yves Saint Laurent-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/09/yves-saint-laurent-resort-2012-diy-nail-art_n_1190697.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • '80s Paint Splattered-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/17/paint-splatter-diy-nail-art_n_1204691.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Ikat-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/30/ikat-diy-nail-art_n_1240176.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Nanette Lepore-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/04/nanette-lepore-spring-2012-diy-nail-art_n_1176186.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Christmas Tree DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/12/24/christmas-tree-diy-nail-art_n_1165066.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Gingerbread Man DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/12/12/gingerbread-man-diy-nail-art_n_1142434.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Glitter DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/11/28/glitter-nail-art_n_1115499.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Mondo Guerra-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/11/21/mondo-guerra-nail-art_n_1102187.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Michael Kors-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/11/07/michael-kors-nails_n_1078713.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Harlequin-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/10/31/diego-binetti-spring-2012-nails_n_1066307.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Candy Corn-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/10/25/candy-corn-nail-art_n_1027481.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Pamela Love-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/10/10/pamela-love-spring-2012-nails_n_1002580.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

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