Some possible nail art ideas for short nails include adding sparkles and using an ombre color pattern, drawing flowers on one or more nails, adding gems, doing a checkerboard pattern with two colors and painting the nails white with a thick black border. Some other suggestions include using stripes and dots to form designs.
Some useful tools for making designs on short nails include thin tape that is sticky on one side and a variety of brushes. Dotting tools are helpful for making dotted patterns or objects like half moons. Using glitter against a black nail color can also help short nails stand out.