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DIY: Baby Polka Dot Jeans

Polkadots Anyone? I know, I know polkadots are so last summer, however, i don't really see them going anywhere. I am just as smitten with this pattern as I was when I first saw the cutest pair of baby polkadot jeans online. I wasn't quick enough and they ended up selling out, so McKenzie ended up with a pair of mini-stars instead. While the mini-stars are just as adorable, I was on a mission to find a pair of polkadot prints as well. During my search, I stumbled across a DIY tutorial on one of my favorite blogs, Frills For Thrills. Mommy blogger, Sarah posted an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own pair of polkadot jeans. Sarah's jeans came out so cute, I knew I would have to try my hand at a scaled down version for McKenzie someday. Well, today is the day and I have to say, my attempt was a success! The process was so easy and it only took me a few hours (due to dry time). Now that I'm a semi-pro at polkadotting, I find myself looking around the house for more items to dot, hehe! 

Though I've seen a lot of mini polkadot jeans trending, I decided to stick with the larger dot. I like the way they pop and make more of a bold statement. If you're not a huge polkadot fan, you might want to stick with minis.

Supplies:
  1. Pair of Jeans (light or dark)
  2. A piece of card-stock paper or cardboard (cut to slide inside the legs)
  3. White Fabric Paint
  4. A circular sponge brush (I used a 1/2inch)
Instructions:
  • Cut your card-stock or cardboard and slide down each pant leg
  • I started my first dot centered on the back of her jeans,below the waistband.
  • I used a piece of card-stock (that I cut about 2inches in length) as my spacer between the dots
  • With every line, I started from left to right making sure the dots never line vertically (spacing every 2 inches)
  • Let dry for about an hour, flip over and repeat on the front.
  • After drying, you may wash to get a bit of a faded look.
  • VIOLA! YOU ARE ALL DONE!

I hope this tutorial is as fun and easy for you as it was for me! 
McKenzie's Outfit: Brown Leather Bow (Raine& Skye), Shirt(BabiesRUs), Jeans(Carter's), Belt(Walmart), Shoes-Out of stock at (ZaraBaby)
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Today, I am linking up with Ashley and Jess for their beautiful weekly series, "It's The Little Things" - It's a wonderful way to share the sweet"little things" that pop up throughout your day. Join us as we celebrate those little gem moments that turn our everyday into cherished memories!

29 comments :

  1. This is way to cute! I love this DIY project!
    Adorable.

    -Brittany
    http://pittsburghglamour.blogspot.com/

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  2. I just did this to curtains...how did I not think of this?! So cute--thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you!! Ooooh, curtains are great idea!

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  3. Visiting from the link up. McKenzie is ADORABLE!!!! How on earth do you get her to pose and smile so well?!?

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words Chrissy :) Let me tell you, I have to take A LOT before she gets comfortable with a camera in front of my face, lol! ...and playing a lot of "peek-a-boo!" and "i'm gonna get you!" lol!

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  4. Okay this just made my day! How freakin cute :) Love your blog and seeing your precious little Miss McKenzie! Hugs, Darcy

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  5. Oh my gosh the trouble I'd get in with a little girl! SO creative and cute! Stopping in from the linkup and LOVED looking around your blog - super cute! -Lauren
    www.southpearlliving.blogpsot.com

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    1. Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you for your sweet words! I will definitely return the visit ;)

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  6. oh, I am just dying! what a perfect idea! and she is just darling! glad I found your bog!

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    1. Oh, Thank you Kelli! You're so sweet!!

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  7. Those turned out soo cute!! Can't wait to try to make some for my little one :)
    http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Chelsea!! I hope you do try it out and share! I would love to see!

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  8. OMG love, love it!!! And I actually still LOVE polka dots, Waverly wears them all of the time! Good job, mama!

    Thanks for being a part of this!
    wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

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    1. Yey! I'm so glad dots are here to stay! They are just too cute, especially on our littles!
      I am so happy to be a part if The Little Things series! It's such a wonderful weekly wake-up call for all of us mommies trying to do it all!

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  9. The first thing I thought when I saw your thumbnail image in the linkup is "those jeans are super cute!" Thanks for sharing such a fun (and easy!) little project! I'm like you and really enjoy doing simple little things like this...it brings me joy to know that 1. I created something myself and 2. saved some $$$ while doing it! The pictures you got are SO precious! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with us...it means so much!
    xoxo
    www.sadieskyboutique.com

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    1. My pleasure Jess! The Little Things Link Up is such a sweet idea for all of us that try to do it all. It's a wonderful weekly reminder to enjoy those special moments that matter most.

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  10. *faints* Only the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm totally going to try doing this sometime.

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    1. Thank you Courtney!! I actually want to try on a pair of my jeans as well. Great minds think alike! :) I hope you enjoy creating yours as much as I did creating McKenzie's :)

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  11. Those jeans are teh cutest!!! I almost want to do it for myself!!!

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    1. Thank you Joleen!!! They were so fun and easy to create!

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  13. I love this DIY!! Am pinning this for sure!

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    1. Thank you Cindy!! These are our favs!!

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  14. how cute is that!! i really want to try this. .. fun to do and so cute to look at! and ur little miss has the most beaiful smile and the cutest button nose.. convey my kisses to her. the pics are wonderful. well done mommy :*

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