From the Paris runways to your child's birthday gift wrapping paper, everywhere are POLKA DOTS! From small "aspirin dots" to "quarter dots" (Size is noted by common everyday round objects) the look is here to stay for a very long time. It is believed the dot originated in Poland with the now famous Polka Dance. Dancers would create wild and colorful clothing emphasizing multi-sized circles/ dots.
Need some inspiration to get you started? We have ideas!
- For your next party, create fun and functional serving and accent pieces. One of our favorites is the quick and easy cheese serving set. The simple pattern will let you customize any color to fit you decorating scheme. Make 2 sets, one to keep and one to give as a perfect hostess gift.
- Brighten up a boring table, by making either polka dot chargers, or after dinner dessert or side plates. Use each family member's favorite color to designate their plate. Hey, this might be a way to get your children to eat their vegetables!
- Looking for new and creative napkin rings or holders? Try using clear or solid color glass strips and adding contrasting or multi-color dots.Mix and match, or coordinate for each season. (Brown and orange would look perfect for your Thanksgiving Day feast)
- Accent you favorite outfit with dot pins, dot pendants and dot earrings. Get the look without the high designer prices.
- If you have sunny south facing windows, try making a polka dot sun catcher. Using bright colors or clear textured glass these fun and simple designs will brighten even the gloomiest room. When the sun catches the dots, they will reflect a mirage of color on the walls, and ceiling.
The most famous polka dot? Brian Hyland in 1960 wrote the hit song, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini." That girl may have been afraid to step out in public, but the pattern has not! For other ideas, projects and tips, visit delphiglass.com/learning and idea center.