Gold and Mint Polka Dot Shirt Tutorial

Are you as excited for Spring as I am? I am not only excited about the warm weather, but I am excited about the fashion that comes with the warmer weather! I love all of the colors that start showing up in clothing during the Spring. My favorite combination lately has been mint and gold. I think it is the perfect combination for the Spring! I wanted a shirt that had both of those colors in it, but couldn’t find one. So what did I do? I made my own of course! Wouldn’t you?

DIY Gold and Mint Polka Dot Shirt

The best part about this shirt is that it is so dang easy to make! To make your own, you need…

DIY Polka Dot Shirt

*Mint paint. I mixed these two different Martha Stewart colors because I didn’t find a perfect mint that I liked.

*Gold paint. I mixed these two gold paint colors to create the color I wanted.

*Round sponge brushes

*White shirt. Mine is a Hanes men’s v neck shirt. If you don’t already know this secret, the men’s v neck Hanes shirts are THE BEST v neck shirts ever.

How to Make a polka dot shirt

Making this shirt is really easy. Just dip the sponge brush into the paint and tap the majority of the paint off of it onto the side of the bowl. Then put a dot onto the shirt. Make sure that you put cardboard in your shirt so it doesn’t bleed through. Something I discovered later, is that this shirt would look awesome if you paint the inside and then wear it right side out with the polka dots peeking through. It looks kind of like a burnt out tee. I just eyeballed how far apart to make the polka dots because I wanted it to be a little more whimsical, and less straight and perfect. I traded off doing mint and gold rows, but you could do any sort of pattern or no pattern at all if you wanted too. I think any assortment of these two colors would be amazing.

DIY Polka Dot Shirt Tutorial

Go along your entire shirt and let the paint dry. Keep in mind that the paint will probably change colors a little bit as it dries. My gold paint lightened up a lot after it dried, which is what I was hoping for.

DIY Gold and Mint Polka Dot Shirt

After your paint is dry, you can rock your new creation and feel all ready for Spring!

If you need your nails to match your new shirt, try this tutorial for this Gold and Mint Polka Dot Nail Art too!

Gold and Mint Polka Dot Nail Art

Gold and Mint Spring Polka Dot Nail Art

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My gold inspired project, is this awesome Gold and Mint Spring Polka Dot Nail Art!

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Spring Gold and Mint Polka Dot Nail Art

 The signs of spring are finally starting to show and I can’t wait to embrace the soft colors and and lightweight clothing. One thing I can’t wait to do this spring is incorporate gold into my wardrobe. When you mix fun spring colors with gold, magical things happen. It is the perfect way to transition your winter wardrobe to spring! I couldn’t wait any longer to embrace the spring season so I brought it in in a little way… my nails! These gold and mint spring polka dot nails are so easy to do and can have the colors switched so you can embrace any season! For these nails you need…

Spring Nail Art Tutorial

*Mint finger nail polish (Honestly, this polish is really old. I have no idea where it is from but Essie has a great mint color)

*Gold glitter nail polish

*Gold nail polish (this matte gold polish from OPI is perfection)

*Clear top coat polish

*Two paint brushes with small tips

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First, paint all of your nails but your ring finger with two coats of mint polish. I chose to paint one pinky with the matte gold polish. Paint the ring fingers with the gold glitter nail polish.

Nail Art Tutorial

Put a little gold polish and mint polish on a paper plate.

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Dip the brush in the gold nail polish and put dots in a line on your nail and move along down the nail. Do this on all of the mint colored nails. Next, dip the other paint brush in the mint nail polish and do one or two little stripes on your gold glitter polished nails.

After your nails have all dried, put the clear top coat on them and you are done!

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They are the perfect way to add a little spring color to your wardrobe!

Be sure to check out these other glittery nail art tutorials too!

Black and Gold Glitter Burst Nail Art How to do glitter nails at home

 

Gold Geometric Triangle Decal Wall Art

Gold Geometric Triangle Wall Art

I wanted to find the perfect way to bring some pattern into the space, without adding more pictures on my wall. I knew that vinyl would be the perfect solution to my problem. I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to bring my love of geometric shapes and trendy colors together! I am now officially obsessed with my new gold geometric triangle wall art!

Here is what you need…

Gold vinyl

*Gold indoor vinyl from Expressions Vinyl

*Vinyl cutter

Cut triangles with vinyl cutter

First, I made several 3 inch triangles in the vinyl cutter software and cut them out on the gold vinyl.

Measure the wall

Then, I measured the walls I wanted to put them on and stuck the vinyl 12 inches apart.

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I seriously could have just left it alone like that and not even decorated the front of it at all. I can’t get over how pretty it is.

Triangle Decal Wall

So are you ready for big before and after? Here it comes!

Before Geometric Triangle Wall Art

Gold Triangle Decal Wall Art

Now where are you going to put your geometric triangles?

DIY Gold Dipped Feather Ornament

Gold Dipped Feather DIY Ornament

I love getting inspiration from high end fashion pieces and bringing some of that inspiration into my home decor.

That is exactly what I did with my gold feather dipped ornaments! I love all of the gold that keeps showing up on clothing and accessories and I knew I wanted to bring that into my Christmas decor this year. I also am loving all of the feather details I see on shirts, leggings, and jewelry too! What a better way to bring those two elements together than in a Christmas ornament? These ornaments were so easy to make too!

You will need:

*Clear ornament (I used plastic ones from Michael’s)

*White feathers

*Gold spray paint

*Piece of paper

*Painter’s tape

**Optional** Additional accessories to put in the ornament

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Lay your feathers out in a row. Put the paper on top of the feathers, leaving the top half of the feathers exposed. Tape the paper onto the feathers.

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Spray paint the tops of the feathers and let them dry.

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Stuff the feathers into the ornament. At this point, you can add additional items into the ornaments too. I made one with just the feathers in it, one with pearl strands in it, one with gold balls in it, and one with gold glitter in it! The possibilities are totally endless!

DIY Gold Dipped Feather Ornaments

These ornaments will add just the right amount of glam and sparkle to your tree this year!