Walk The Line: Linear Nail Art DIY

By Brittni • Updated on 07/07/2021

Linear Nail Art DIY in 15 Minutes

We’ve been experimenting with a couple more DIY nail designs and I think this one might be my favorite yet. AND its really easy too. Bonus!

Recreate this linear nail art design in 15 minutes in literally ANY color combo. Looks good in every color scheme we’ve tried.

Linear Nail Art DIY in 15 Minutes


  • clear base coat
  • nail polish color of your choice
  • water based paint pen in contrasting color


Prep your nails with a clear base coat. Then, paint each nail with your chosen base color. Once dry, apply a water based paint pen to each nail to draw on the linear designs, in a contrasting color. And then switch up one nail with more of a haphazard zigzag pattern to spice things up. Once your nail polish has dried, paint each nail with a clear top coat.

Linear Nail Art DIY in 15 Minutes

Linear Nail Art DIY in 15 Minutes

Linear Nail Art DIY in 15 Minutes

Photography by Rachel Brewer
Modeling by Amelia Tatnall
Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this nail DIY a try?

8 comments | Click here to reply

Thanks Sierra. Rachel did a great job with the design.


I absolutely love this nail art tutorial! I can totally see using spring colors and having this look for a fun and cute Easter look! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Sierra @ Happy Curious Life

Glad you like it Helen. It’s so easy to recreate. Hope you’ll give it a try.


I love this nail art tutorial Brittni! Your nails almost look like they’re topped off with some type of confetti from afar and these colors are perfect for spring. Plus, I like that this tutorial is even easy enough for me to follow. Thanks for sharing!



Thanks Michelle. Happy to hear that.


I love how simple this is, and it looks so cute! Thanks for sharing!


Glad you like it Cornia. Let us know how it turns out if you give this DIY a try.


This is SO good! so easy and pretty, i need to try this 😀

Corina Nika
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