Sunday, March 6, 2011

Easy Polka Dot Porch Art


     Many months ago I found this plaque at TJ Maxx for $2.50. It was painted with pink flowers and a baby name. I knew I would eventually use it for something. I painted it white when I got it and tucked it away to wait for a project.


     Saturday I was thinking about what I would put out on my porch for spring/summer this year. My wreath is different colors than I use most years, so I needed some frugal touches to add to pull it all together. I dug out the white painted board and penciled circles all over it.


     A trip to Walmart produced a wooden letter. I actually intended to put Happy Easter or Happy Spring, but decided I wouldn't be able to leave it out all summer if I did that. I painted the letter a springy green and let it dry. In the meantime, I painted the circles in colors to coordinate with my wreath ribbon. They aren't perfect circles...my crafting skills are easily that of a second grader. My daughter asked why I didn't cut a potato in half and stamp the polka dots on...didn't think of it, good idea. When the polka dots were dry, I used the glue gun to attach the letter.


     The finished project looks as if it could go in a little girl's room, but it will also be cute sitting on my chair on the front porch and will pull out the ribbon color very well. Besides, it was fun. Craft projects don't have to be perfect (like so many I see in Blogland) because some of us just don't have the skills...but, they can be relaxing and fun anyway.




I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and
Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


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22 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks cute Sue! Gotta love polka dots-enjoy:@)

Donnie said...

That's a really cute project and very bright and colorful.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a great project, looks fantastic! I love the colors!

Snap said...

i love polka dots! Here's to Spring!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is real cute, Sue. Love polkadots.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

How fun Sue!! I love the initial and the polka dots. So festive!

xoxox
Jen

Betsy said...

You are so creative! :)

Pondside said...

You'll be so happy every time you step out onto your porch and see those cheery dots!

koralee said...

You my friend are so creative...I love the dots! Happy new week to you. xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

I really like this, Sue. You are more creative then you think!

When are you going on your trip. We thought about driving to Asheville as we could stop by my brothers in Louisville, but 11 hours is a lot. At least you have plans to break up the trip...that's nice. Have a good week!

XO,
Jane

dee dee said...

And you told me that you weren't crafty and creative.... great project Sue! Can't wait to see your porch all "springed" up!
Dee Dee

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute idea - You did good! :D I need to get last year's wreath out and touch it up a bit.

LindyLouMac said...

I agree perfect for a girls bedroom, my daughters liked things like this when they were little.

Roberta said...

There's always some satisfaction from a craft project, no matter how easy or inexpensive Sue!! Cute!

DUTA said...

Your creativity, is remarkable!
This plaque with the colorful dots and the green wooden 'S' is a lovely welcome to spring!

Patrice said...

Very crafty! I knew you had it in you!

Relyn said...

YAY!! LOVE THIS!!!!

bj said...

Are you kidding me? This is awesome. I love it.
Now, doing crafts or sewing is NOT much fun for me as I get sooo frustrated when it doesn't all work out right the very first time. I am just not good at it...but YOU are.
xoxo

Marydon said...

Sue, this is absolutely AWESOMME! Wish I were able to create like this.

I want to TY so much for your sweet note & prayers re my hubby's serious illness ... it means a lot to me. We are not out of the woods yet & face another surgical procedure shortly. Your support I appreciate so.

Have a beautiful day~
TTFN ~
Huggers ~
Marydon

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Lyneen said...

Love your spring coffee table... how cherry after our long winter...

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sue,
How cute...love the colors that you used. Thanks for showing it off at NTT.

Blessings,
Linda

La said...

Perfection is over-rated. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! I think it looks great. I can't wait to see it on the porch.