DIY Gold Polka-Dot Art: Perfect for a Nursery, Bedroom or Any Room!

I love DIY projects---especially ones that make a big impact for little cost.  When I saw this piece of art on Pinterest awhile ago, I pinned it and had intended to replicate it for our master bedroom.  But when I started to design our baby girl's nursery, I thought the whimsical polka dots would actually be perfect for the space since gold is one of the accent colors I'm using in the artwork.


The only difference was that I made mine in a larger size than the one above.  I used an IKEA RIBBA frame in the 20 1/2 inch by 28 1/4 inch size, which is also the size I used to frame my "Keep Calm and Carry On" and "LOVE" prints from MadeByGirl.

As far as supplies, this project is super low-key.  I purchased some shiny gold scrapbook paper and glitter scrapbook paper (I used a gold/silver combo glitter because I liked the look better than solid gold glitter).  Each sheet cost $1.99 at Michael's Arts & Crafts and I didn't even use a full sheet to complete the piece.


Then, all you need is a pair of good scissors, a pencil, something to trace,  a piece of white poster board and a glue stick. I used a Pottery Barn candle holder to trace my circles because I really liked the size of polka dots it produced. If you wanted larger polka dots, you could use a champagne glass (to clarify, I used the top of the candle holder which isn't show in the above photo, not the large base, but the part where the actual candle would be held).

I traced circles onto the back of the scrapbook paper, cut out the polka dots until I felt I had enough (I would say I did about 24 of each- shiny gold and glitter gold).  

When I finished cutting out the polka dots, I opened up the Ribba frame, pulled out the matting and  cut a piece of white poster board to match the size of the matting (cut it a tiny bit smaller than the matting so it's easy to tape on).  Then, I taped the poster board to the back of the matting so I could being to plan the placement of the polka dots.


Just like the original piece, I layered some of the dots and some are just hanging out on their own. Once I was satisfied with the placement of the polka dots, I used a glue stick to affix each one to the poster board until it was complete.

Then, I cleaned the glass on the frame, removed some glitter that had fallen onto the matting and voila, a piece of art was complete!

(my husband held it up for me so I could see how it looks on the wall)

(Hanging out next to my LOVE print from MadeByGirl)


Also, I just had to share this adorable bunny I got at Target the other day...too sweet!

Have you ever replicated an art project you saw on Pinterest?  Share your favorite projects in the comments below!

34 comments :

  1. Love it all! How cute and simple. I'm sure I'll be back at Michaels or Hob Lob within the next 24 hours.

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  2. Super cute! You are good at cutting out circles. If I had to cut circles I don't know if you'd be able to recognize them as circles. Thank goodness for circle punchers. Ha. There are a few projects I have done after seeing them on Pinterest. The hugest one was our PB inspired nailhead headboard. And I finally finished the DIY ruler growth chart that is all over Pinterest.

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  3. Looks amazing, Veronika!! I want one for my bedroom!

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  4. @Di- the headboard project sounds amazing! I will go to your blog and check it out!

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  5. Love love love this!! The perfect DIY project and so so cute!

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  6. Love the dots, they look amazing! And so easy! Also the little bunny is so cute:)

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  7. really cute! such a good idea... must try! Please check out my New Post! http://www.the-style-center.com/2013/03/bleacher-report.html

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  8. adorable! so simple to make yet it looks so good!

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  9. I love this! I just had a baby girl and I think she needs this in her room!

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  10. THis is gorgeous!
    Definitely willing to give it a go :)

    Hayfa
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  11. I love it!! It looks so elegant yet simple

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  12. I love seeing people do things they've pinned on Pinterest!! It turned out great! I replicated this idea for my kids' bathroom:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/134685845078025705/

    It basically involved printing out the graphic and framing it..no DIY...but still nice to see all those hours on Pinterest bring an ROI :)

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  13. I really love this, especially next to your love print.

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  14. Wow. That is really beautiful! Great idea. I love Pinterest for stuff like that.

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  15. I really like the way that turned out!! Nice job!!

    Tristan
    www.sunshine-blog.com

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  16. LOVE THIS!! Such a great idea. Looks awesome. xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  17. Great DIY project... Thank you for sharing...

    Happy Monday!!!

    xoxo, Violeta, your Shoegal Out In The World

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  18. It looks awesome Veronika! I can't wait to see it all put together!

    -Hannah
    justcallmehaha.blogspot.com

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  19. Great idea V! I see a ton of things like this on Instagram and Etsy, but I actually really love this DIY version the best, you did a great job!

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  20. It came out so pretty. I like yours better than the original! I've had it pinned for the longest time but I haven't made it yet, you've inspired me. It's such an easy DIY but such an adorable piece.

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  21. Love it!!!! What a great DIY project! I am going to make one tomorrow. Thanks V

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  22. Amazing I really love it. You're so creative!

    Alex
    Bump to Baby

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  23. Thanks for the inspiration! I am going to have to try this. It would look perfect in my dressing room.

    xo
    Dana at InspiredWives.com

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  24. This is SO pretty! I love it.

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  25. This looks really chic and cute. What a great idea. I love that you repuprosed the idea for the nursery, it looks great next to that love print...very very cute Veronika! <3

    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love this DIY art idea!! Great work, it looks beautiful in the frame and next to your MadeByGirl artwork!!

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  27. Very cute. I would save the time of tracing and cutting the circles out and just use a circle punch... you could even use different sizes of punches. Stars and hearts would be really cute! Thx for the idea. So cute

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  28. Oh that is so cute! I love it and have to do thas as well!

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