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08/24/2012 03:44 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

DIY Nail Art Tricks: 6 Creative Ways To Get The Perfect Dots, Lines, Zig-Zags, Half-Moons & More (PHOTOS)

It's no secret that we're obsessed with DIY nail art (nail polish is the new lipstick, just saying). Lacquer lovers like Miss Ladyfinger, Sophy Robson and the cool girls of WAH Nails inspire us to look beyond the typical pink and red shades, and challenge ourselves to get creative with designs that keep us off of dishwashing duty. Yet, we often fall short of perfection because we don't have the right tools. Well, that's all about to change.

While recently scrolling through Pinterest and Tumblr, Brie and I stumbled upon a few DIY nail art tool tutorials that made us ask, "Why didn't we think of this?" From sticking a sewing pin into a pencil eraser for a dotting tool to layering polish on top of a paper towel to get a snakeskin effect, click through the slideshow below to see all of the clever instruments we've discovered.

What do you think about these DIY nail art tools? Have you given any a try? Tell us in the comments section.

Meanwhile, head over to Fashionista to find out everything you'll need to build your own nail art starter kit.

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