Exactly,Start the holes on the toes then pull them out and cut them to size. When cutting the nails be sure to cut them on an angle to give the nails a little point. If they are the plastic type they usually come with adhesive on them which will assist with holding them in place. I usually only use two nails on the toe ( three on the heels) as it holds on the toes just fine. You should also get a hole punch to recess the nails.