The post, Neon Polka Dot Skirt, was written by Uncommon Designs for DecoArt, Inc. All of the photographs and opinions (and kids) are our own.
Did you know that Bonnie and I are a part of the blogging team for DecoArt? We are having a blast crafting with their paints and are super excited to share our first official project with you guys!!
Last week, Bonnie shared being a child of the seventies with her faux rattan beverage coozies. This week I bring you the 80’s!! What do you think of the current trends that are resurrecting some of the old 80’s style clothes? While I am not a fan of slouchy shirts and stirrup pants, I do love neon… especially for my kids. Lucky for me, they do, too! Today I am sharing how I made this crazy simple neon polka dotted skirt for my nine year old!
DecoArt is the maker of the Americana line of acrylic craft paint and they have a great selection of neon and flourescent paints. I knew I wanted to use neon, but I needed it to stand up to washing. Never fear… their fabric painting medium is awesome… “like totally”! With the medium, you can use any acrylic paint color that you have and mix them together to create a permanent and washable paint for fabrics.
Let’s learn how to make that awesome skirt…
- skirt, I used a white denim skirt that I picked up at Old Navy
- Americana Neon Acrylic Paints, I used Sizzling Pink and Torrid Orange
- Americana Fabric Painting Medium
- Americana Dual Sided Pouncer
- Wax Paper
Step One. To prepare your paint, you will mix one part fabric painting medium to two parts acrylic paint. When I was mixing my paints, I did add a drop of the hot pink to the orange paint to vary the hue just a little. Saturate the entire surface of the pouncer and just dab on to make the polka dots. Don’t worry if it looks like it has bubbles, it will dry perfectly. I did make sure to re-apply the paint after each polka dot.
Step Two. It took me all of two minutes to paint the dots on the skirt, but the drying time does take a little longer. You want it to air dry for 24-48 hours and iron the skirt to heat set the paint.
Step Three. Now, put it on your little one and have a fantastic 80’s glam photo session. I told her to channel her inner Janey from Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. She rocked it!
Hope you have a rad day!
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Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle says
I remember when I first saw neon clothes at our mall. . . I was in the 7th grade. There was a new store called Limited Express. I still remember their windows – they practically glowed, and I LOVED it! Such a cute skirt – and a cute model 🙂 Life to the full! Melissa
Both are too cute, the skirt and your girl =D. She looks so sweet. I really love that kind of skirts LOL even though I don’t use short skirts, I do like slouchy shirts =P. I love it!!! Hope you are having a lovely day!
Cami @ TitiCrafty
Michelle Paige says
Cute, fun and simple! Love that!
domestic bliss squared says
Gorgeous! I love the pink stripes with the orange dots, so cute! I just bought neon pink fabric paint and I totally want to try this with one of my daughter’s stained shirts, I think this would be a great way to save old clothes!
Seriously SO cute! I love using the neon trend for my little girl’s clothes, but I didn’t know about that fabric medium! Love this project, ladies1!
KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says
Totally rad skirt! What a fun neon skirt and so easy to make. 🙂
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
What an absolutely adorable skirt! I love how it turned out and how easy it seems to be to make. Great idea!
Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade says
This is so cute…I think I might need to make myself one in MY size! 🙂
Very cute! My daughter would love this. If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-18.html
This is sooooooooooo cute! I like the way you made the dots – very clever 🙂
And you model is adorable 🙂
Very cute and easy project! I love that circle stamper brush you have – that looks like a very handle brush to have on hand!
Chelsea @ Making Home Base says
ohhh I love the neon! I need to do something like this for my baby girl!
What a cute project! The twins love anything neon! Thank you so much for sharing!
Kimberly @ A Night Owl says
I love this Trish! Just so cute!
Love this idea and will definitely be trying the same for my little girl. What’s the weak paper for?