Have you all heard of ohhappyday.com? No? Well make sure you make a stop over there today. There are so many decor blogs out there, but Jordan at Oh Happy Day! is truly creative and inspiring. I saw these sweet prints on Pinterest and had to make my own version:
So adorable, right? You can see how she did them here. I decided our upstairs bathroom could use some fun polka dots, so I grabbed a $2 canvas from Michael's Crafts, an assortment of acrylic paint, and two small red potatoes.
P.S. I kid you not, Michael was actually bummed when he came downstairs and saw me making this project. "You used my potatoes for CRAFTS?" Can you feel the disgust in that folks? Oh, and not because he thought it was gross to use food for art, just that he wanted to eat them and now couldn't since they'd be covered in paint. The boy likes to eat, what can I say?
The easiest way I found to cut out the little circle is to use a pairing knife and cut a larger circle than you think you'll need. Cut small sections out around the circle so it'll be easier to remove the extra potato without slicing your finger open:
Once you have your large circle cut away, start trimming away a more perfect, smaller circle until you're left with this;
A few potatoes later you'll be left with 4 lovely (and cheap) stamps!
Measure out and mark where your dots will be:
Start randomly stamping away, making sure to have both light and dark shades of each color!
Think you have some room for polka dot potato art in your house?