Dot-ify your life – 5 Ideas

I´m a huge fan of polka dots – always have been, always will be. In my mind, the graphic black & white duo goes with anything, anytime…I’ve gathered a bunch of ideas (and links to awesome tutorials) on how dot-ify and reinvigorate whatever you’ve got lying around the house…Hope these tips will inspire some hacking action & remind you that you can add some (polka dot) DIY dash practically anywhere – enjoy!

D.I.Y Tutorial – Polka Dot Placemats – A Beautiful Mess

”Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters”…

D.I.Y Tutorial – Polka Dot Top – RunwayDIY

D.I.Y Tutorial – Polka Dot Tights – SeeKateSew

”An early recorded use of the term ”polka dot” is in 1854 in The Yale literary magazine, Volym 122, Page 7 /…/”    …the name was settled upon merely because of the dance’s popularity at the time the pattern became fashionable.

D.I.Y Tutorial – Polka Dot Pants – StyleHive

You don’t need a tutorial for this one, just grab some brushes and paint to get started!

Good Luck Hacking!


Lovely pics, from here
Polka Dot Placemats – A Beautiful Mess
Polka Dot Top – RunwayDIY
Polka Dot Tights – SeeKateSew
Polka Dot Pants – StyleHive
Polka Dot Lamp – Ikea Livet Hemma, spotted via TodayYouInspiredMe
Wikipedia article on ”Polka Dot”


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