1.Start by painting the nails white. 2.paint blue, pink, green or whatever color you love on a piece of tape. Wait for it to dry and cut it into thin strips. You’ll need 6-10 strips per finger. 3.Lay 3-5 strips horizontally on the nail. 4.Then lay the other 3-5 strips vertically. 5.Trim the excess with cuticle nippers. 6.Apply a quick drying top coat to seal your gingham pattern.