DIY Polka Dot Dishwasher Decal

Why have an ordinary dishwasher when you can make it oh so adorable with just a little vinyl? This easy project can be done in minutes, yet it adds big impact to a basic boring appliance.

DIY Polka Dot Dishwasher

In order to make your own DIY polka dot dishwasher, you will need the following items:

Vinyl Polka Dot Dishwasher

 Adhesive Vinyl

• Level

• Yardstick or Tape Measure

• Dry Erase Marker

Project Time: 15 minutes

First step: cut out polka dots on your sheet of vinyl using your Silhouette Vinyl Cutter (or other craft machine). If you don’t have a craft machine, try using a hole puncher or hand cutting circles out.

Easy Silhouette Project

Next step, math time. Don’t get too stressed, its not that bad. First, make a mark on where you’d like your lines to be. Secon,d how many of these lines do you want and space them out evenly. I chose six lines for this project. Measure lines two inches from the top, then mark the next line every three inches, so you leave two inches at the bottom.

vinyl-on-appliances

Take your level and using the dry erase marker, make all of those lines horizontal. *Only use a dry erase marker. Permanent is permanent! Be sure to test a small area before you mark up your whole dishwasher.

Pretty-Dishwasher

In order to create the offset look with your dots, you will need to create twio different figures. The first rows were done 5 inches apart. Find the center, draw a line vertically, then measure from that point to the ends.

Polka-Dot-Plot

Next, measure half way between the vertical lines and draw more vertical lines. Make unique marks or symbols to differentiate the pattern – I used A’s and B’s, 1’s and 2’s for my project. Where lines A & 1 connect was the first row, B & 2 made the second row. Alternate this to get the pattern.

vinyl-on-dishwasher

Using your finger, simply rub out the cross section, preferably in a circle, put the dot in the middle of your rubbed out area, and move to the next space.

dotted-dishwasher

Once all the math is done, the rest of the project moves really quickly.

Polka-Dot-Dishwasher

After all the dots are in place, simply wipe off the rest of the marker and you’re done! A DIY polka dot dishwasher!

Thanks to Happy Crafters for partnering on this post. All ideas & words are 100% my own.

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