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DIY Gold Polka Dot Wall for Under $5


Don’t you just love the polka dot wall trend that’s been happening lately?! Especially the gold polka dots? If you’re yearning to tackle one yourself, I have a frugal solution for a DIY gold polka dot wall that you can do for under $5 in under 1 hour. 

When I saw gold polka dot wall inspiration on Pinterest I knew that’s how I’d decorate one of the walls in my daughter’s room. They’re versatile and removable, making them a great solution for a renter like myself. Plus, they’re a great decoration to put above a crib or bed if you happen to live in a place that’s prone to earthquakes. 😉 

But I digress…

Back to the DIY gold polka dot wall!

I saw this incredible DIY version of gold polka dot wall decals on The Homes I Have Made and thought she did an incredible job. Isn’t it amazing?

DIY gold polka dot wall - the homes i have made

But…I don’t have a Cricut. Womp womp.

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Soooo….I decided to make my own gold polka dots using a roll of duct tape! Who knew that gold duct tape existed?! Well, it’s fabulous and it costs less than $5. Double win.

Gather Your Supplies

Here are the supplies that you’ll need for this DIY gold polka dot wall:

  • 1 roll of [amazon_textlink asin=’B0065LRTES’ text=’Gold Duct Tape’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’simplifyingmo-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5f66328f-bdb6-11e7-b51b-ab9a4a87e3b0′]
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 pen
  • 1 object to trace small circles – espresso cup, small lid, small cup, etc.

DIY polka dot wall supplies

Step 1

First, I drew dots buy tracing an Ikea espresso cup onto the duct tape with a pen.

DIY polka dot wall step 1

Step 2

Next, I used a baby wipe to wet the blades of the scissors before I cut the circle out of the duct tape. Using a baby wipe on the scissor blades makes it easier to cut the circles out of the duct tape so that the scissors don’t stick to the duct tape.

DIY polka dot wall step 2

Step 3

Begin cutting out the circles you’ve traced onto the gold Duct tape. I traced about 5 to 10 of them at one time so that I can cut out more at once. After cutting out about two or three of them I needed to re-apply the baby wipe to the scissor blades to keep them moist so they wouldn’t stick together.

DIY polka dot wall step 3

Once I had around 15 to 20 gold dots cut out, I then began to place them on the wall to approximate how many more dots I would need to draw and cut out.
I continued to cut out dots and add them to the wall until the entire gold polka dot wall was completed.

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All done!

Voila! There you have it – a simple gold polka dot wall that you can DIY for less than $5. Wall decor really can be both affordable and stylish! Do you plan on doing a DIY gold polka dot wall yourself? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

Don’t Want to DIY the Gold Polka Dots?

Amazon has a great selection of gold polka dots.


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