DIY Illiterate? This One's For You

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So, this weekend, I was being spontaneous and decided to do a fun little DIY project. As you know, I don’t do DIY here very often. However, I got inspired by a pin recently using dot stickers to make polka dot print (oh, the power of Pinterest), so I decided to apply the same concept on an appetizer plate to make what I called a “DIY Polka Dot Jewelry Dish” — kinda proud of myself, can’t you tell?
What I’m most excited about this DIY is that it will literally cost you less than $5 and no more than 15 minutes to make. Seriously, do you think I can handle anything more intensive? I was even able to do this while Hayden napped, so it was the perfect little project for me. I’m so happy that it turned out well, because you know, all I want to do is share the good stuff with you!
Click through for the simple how-to steps!
It's pretty obvious that Jeanne Chan, curator of ShopSweetThings, has a keen eye for cool. But, when she's not searching out new, must-know shops in her native SF, the bona fide Pinterest whiz — and mother of two — plans playdates with her equally stylish mom friends. The good news? We're tagging along!
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What You Need
Small platter from CB2, $1.95 each
Black coding stickers, $2.00 (I found mine through Maido, a Japanese stationary store, but you can find similar ones from Amazon or Office Depot. I chose the smallest dots possible but you can get bigger dots if you like.)
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Align your plate to the ruler starting at the corner and place a sticker every one inch.

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After the first line, move your plate 1/2 inch over to the right on the ruler. Then estimate 1/2 inch down and start placing sticker every one inch for the second line.
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Repeat step 1-2 until the whole plate is complete.

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Et voila! You got yourself a new adorable jewelry dish! Isn’t it sweet? Oh, and if you want to add colors, try using gold, metallic, or neon coding dots. I think the result will turn out to be just as amazing!
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