24 Perfect Polka Dot Ideas {decorate, party, etc}


How to make polka dots for beautiful crafts, DIY Home Decor, party decor and clothing.  Some of the gorgeous things to make with polka dots are artwork, accent walls, furniture, throw pillows, kitchen appliances, garland and .  Polka dot crafts are so popular because they are inexpensive, fun and make adorable decor.  You’re sure to be seeing spots with these dotilicious projects!

Perfect Polka Dot Ideas {decorate, party, etc}

Tip Junkie has 158 Polka Dot crafts with pictured tutorials for you to beautify your own home. You can always search there if you’re looking for more pictured tutorials. {wink}

DIY Home Decor

DIY Home Decor

1.  DIY Polka Dot Wallpaper ~ How fabulous is this modern accent wall?  You don’t even have to paint it to achieve the look.

DIY Home Decor

2.  Polka Dot Bar CartI re-did a thrifty find ($5) and added polka dots to the entire piece using my very easy DIY. The polka dots are versatile and can be used on any piece of furniture or surface, enjoy! The link will have the before pictures and tutorial for your own polka dots!

DIY Home Decor

3.  Polka Dot Burlap Tray {Trays} ~ How cute is this polka dot burlap tray!? The perfect accessory to display a set of vases as seen here, or to serve cookies to your guests! Super easy and inexpensive to create using burlap, fabric paint, sponge dabbers and a few other things you can grab at your local craft supply store!

DIY Polka Dot Wall Art

4.  Polka Dot Wall Art ~ Creating polka dot canvas art is a fantastic {and easy} way to update a wall and add a pop of color.

DIY Polka Dot Lamp Shade

5.  Gold Polka Dot Lamp Shade ~ Transform a plain lamp shade into a statement piece with this tutorial using paint and a circle sponge.  Modern and bright, this drum shade could be perfect for your home.

DIY Polka Dot Decor

6.  Polka-dot Wall Treatment {girl’s bedroom} ~ Thanks to one of my readers (Lara) for alerting me that my daughter’s bedroom was recently included in the HGTV.com article entitled “Our Favorite Colorful Bedrooms.”  (Special thanks to the writer, H. Camille Smith, for using my photograph.)

How to Paint Polka Dots

How to Paint Polka Dots

7.  Polka Dot Umbrella {how-to} ~ Turn an ordinarily plain umbrella from drab to fab with this tutorial.  You’ll learn how to make your own polka dot stencil from wax paper, blue painter’s tape and a circle punch.

DIY Polka Dots

8.  How to Paint Polka Dots ~ Makeover furniture by adding adorable polka dots.  Embroidery hoops make perfect stencils.

Polka Dot Home Decor

9.  DIY Polka Dot Pillow ~ Throw pillows make great accent pieces, why not make them pop?  Paint a decorative pillow cover with craft paint to make a gorgeous pillow.

Polka Dot Manicure

10.  Perfect Polka Dot Manicure Tutorial ~ This fabulous tutorial shows you how to create the perfect polka dot manicure. Use your favorite color to personalize the look. Great for all ages!

Polka Dots Decor

11.  Polka Dot Kitchen Aid Makeover ~ This red and polka dot Kitchen Aid is amazing!  Show you Kitchen Aid some lovin’ by applying some vinyl polka dots.  Four hundred 1/2? vinyl polka dots to be precise, compliments of your Silhouette machine.

Laundry Room Paint

12.  How to Paint a Washing Machine {tutorial} ~ This tutorial on how to paint a washing machine can help you jazz up your laundry room! Take boring, or even miss-matched washers and dryers and turn them into works of art.  Almost enough to make you want to do your laundry. Almost.

Polka Dot Decor

13.  DIY Polka Dot Fridge ~ Tired of your boring white refrigerator?  Give it an inexpensive and fun facelift with polka dots.  They’re not painted on so you can easily remove them when you get tired of them.

Polk a Dot

Homemade Gift Wrap

14.  DIY Polka Dot Wrapping Paper ~ Make your Christmas super crafty by creating your own wrapping paper with cute white polka dots.

Polka Dot Decor

15.  DIY Polka Dot Backdrop {backdrop ideas} ~ Looking for a fun and easy diy backdrop idea? Here is an adorable polka dot one that’s perfect for any girly party. All you need is kraft paper, contact paper and a circle cutter. Shown in white but if you’re looking for something a bit more colorful just use colored paper! How fun would this be for an under the sea party?

DIY Treat Bags

16.  Polka Dot Treat Bags ~ Ombre colored circle stickers are a great way to dress up plain treat bags.

Polka Dot Felt Garland  to sew

17.  Polka Dot Felt Garland ~ This garland is just plain fun and can be used anywhere.  In a bedroom, for a party ~ to embellish a gift.  The sky’s the limit!  It’s a great way to incorporate all the colors of a palate and to teach a beginner to sew in a straight line.

Polka Dot Clothing

Polka Dots to Wear

18.  DIY Anthropologie Inspired Polka Dotted JeansMake your own polka-dotted jeans (inspired by AG Stevie Jeans at Anthropologie, $180)! All you need is a clorox bleach gel pen ($3 at target) and jeans of your choice!

DIY Polka Dot Scarf

19.  Polka Dotted Scarf {how-to} ~ Scarves are fashionable year round.  Learn how to transform a plain scarf into this fun polka dotted scarf with a sponge dauber and craft paint.

Polka Dot Clothing

20.  Polka Dot Onesie ~ Fabric markers are an easy way to add polka dots to fabric.  Lined paper makes the perfect grid for achieving the pattern.

Polka Dot Clothing

21.  DIY Polka Dot Sweater ~ No stencils are needed to paint these adorable polka dots.  Tape, fabric paint and a circle sponge is all you’ll need.

Polka Dot Clothing

22.  DIY Polka Dot Sneakers ~ Decorate a plain pair of canvas shoes with polka dots.  It’s so simple anyone can do it.  Won’t they be perfect for back to school?

Polka Dot Printables

Polka Dot Printables

23.  Free Printable Cupcake Gift Boxes ~ Sweet pink and turquoise polkadot gift boxes in the shape of a cupcake. How-to pictures in blog post and instructions included in pdf’s. Free download.

Birthday Wishes for a Friend

24.  Polka Dot Gift Tags ~ You can now download your own Good Gravy! free polka dots printable DIY gift tags in great, bright summer colors.  The are the perfect cheery addition to any gift!

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DIY Polka Dot Umbrella

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  1. Thank you for including my pillow! I’m in great company – these are all fabulous ideas! 🙂


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