DIY Polka Dot Napkins and Spring Table Decor

We hope that by now Spring has finally arrived at your doorstep. Here in Atlanta we have been fairly fortunate to have some truly beautiful days. I love the burst of color in my neighborhood – everything is in bloom! Redbuds, cherry trees, daffodils, Bradford pears and forsythia – all right on my own street and in my own yard.

I’ve been working on several projects of late and I continue to work on my dining room table decor. I recently shared a tutorial with you on how to make moss covered eggs. If you missed that post you can read all about it here.

This week I will show you how to change your cloth dinner napkins. I have stacks of napkins in my house. The following napkins are leftover from Easter dinner a couple of years ago…

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...I decided I wanted to change them up a little bit for Spring. I used watered-down acrylic craft paint and a round sponge pounce.

  • 3 parts acrylic craft paint
  • 1 part water

It is very important to not add too much water as the paint will not not be the right consistency on the fabric.

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...I laid out the napkins and put wax paper underneath to protect my tabletop.

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...I poured my paint and water mixture on a paper plate. I then dipped the pouncer into the mixture and blotted the pouncer a couple of times so as not to saturate the fabric napkin. I started adding polka dots in rows. I didn’t measure out polka dot placement – i just eyeballed it 🙂

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...IMG_6611I continued this method on all of my napkins…

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...I used these cute terra cotta pots as napkin holders. I can’t believe that I made these napkin holders more that 15 years ago 🙂

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...I love all of the colors…

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...Here’s a money saving tip:

I used leftover wrapping paper as a table runner. The color was great and tied into my overall decor scheme – I had just enough left 🙂

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...Money Saving Tip #2:

When I do floral centerpieces in my home, I find store bought flowers to be very costly. I purchased this potted floral plant from the hardware store for $5.98.  I cut a lot of the flowers and used them in aqua Mason jars. The best part? The plant still looks lush and full of flowers and I can plant it in the yard 🙂

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...Don’t these colors look fabulous together?

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...Still decorating and getting everything into place…

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...Isn’t this chevron wrapping paper cute as a table runner?

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...I lucked out at Target. How adorable are these felt flowers? Four flowers for .50 cents! I couldn’t make them for that amount!

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...I randomly placed them around the table and they pair perfectly with the polka dot napkins 🙂

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY painted polka dot napkins and Spring table decor. Cost saving tips...

DIY Painted Polka Dot Napkins

If Spring hasn’t reached you yet, I hope all of this bright color has inspired you. and, may your days be warmer and colorful very soon!

Comments

  1. says

    So many great ideas! Using wrapping paper for a table runner is genius! Gonna use that and I will absolutly use your tip of cutting the blooms off for display and then planting!

  2. says

    Vicki, these napkins and napkin holders are so stinkin cute. You are so creative and come up with the best ideas. I LOVE those fun polka dots. Cute cute cute!!!! Have a wonderful day xo Lisa

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