Jul 12, 2012

DIY Handprinted Polka Dot Blouse

Remember this little DIY sneak peek, for those of you that follow me on instagram?

DIY polka dot blouse
DIY polka dot blouse
DIY polka dot blouse
DIY polka dot blouse
DIY polka dot blouse
DIY polka dot blouse



I saw this handprinted polka dots DIY project on Elsie's blog while back and I kept coming back to it because I wanted to polka dot something very much! I had gathered a bag of clothes to get rid of when the idea came to me that I should handprint polka dots on a piece of clothing. I found this blouse and knew I wanted to add some bright polka dots. The effect turned out just the way I wanted it to. For the DIY steps, read Elsie's post. I used a lot of q-tips for this project, and also I used newspaper to put under and in between the blouse to keep the paint from bleeding through. I used Martha Stewart all purpose craft paint in shade 32026. It took me a long time to finish this project, especially because I had to wait for certain parts to dry before I could move on. But in the end, it is so worth it.

24 comments:

  1. I loved that post of Elsi's too and have been wondering what I would polka dot..I was thinking a decorative plate or something. Love the top!

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  2. aw, i can't believe you put all of those polka dots on. completely adorable!!! love!
    xo TJ

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    1. haha, thankfully I was motivated! it took a while!

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  3. It's really so so so fun and cute! I may just have to rethink my bag of thrift clothes and polka-dot some myself :)

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    1. You should! It's a lot of fun and makes everything look completely different!

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  4. It looks really great! How long did that take? It looks like it would be time consuming!

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    1. I didn't keep track but I would estimate it took me about three hours, but I spread that out over a few days giving it time to dry.

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  5. it must have taken a lot of time,but it´s worth it because it´s super cute!

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  6. Aw that;s adorable! Great job :)
    Drey - highdollarhippie.blogspot.com

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  7. it turned out great! i loved the color combo you used and your leopard print flats are so adorable

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  8. This is so fun! I can't believe you made this shirt - it looks awesome! And totally perfect paired with those leopard flats :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  9. You are such a doll face! :) You pull off orange so nicely and it's a hard color to look good in ;)

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  10. I love the polka dot blouse!! I am going to have to try this out :)

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  11. Such a cute top! And I love the color!

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  12. how cool! love the polka dots and cheetah shoes :)

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  13. this is some serious dedication. it turned out super cute.

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  14. This is soo cute! I love the colors you did.
    And those shoes are pretty wonderful too!!

    Kirsten

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