12 Months of Martha: Polka Dots and Peonies


Photography by: Courtesy of A Thoughtful Place

From Courtney: “I wanted to create a polka-dot tablecloth. I thought about painting the dots on the cloth, but then realized I could create something that would allow me to splash color on this white tablecloth anytime I wanted to. Wood polka dots it is! The best part is that you can create as many as you want in any color and literally have a table that matches any color scheme. I love that the wood dots give the table more depth and dimension too.”


Photography by: Courtesy of A Thoughtful Place

“This couldn’t be easier. I grabbed some craft dots and started painting with the beautiful colors. I am a big fan of these brushes. My big tip is to place the dots on waxed paper and to use a toothpick to move them around or hold them in place while you paint. I have a Mason jar and plan to keep all of my painted polka dots in there so I can use any of them anytime I want to create a different look. The possibilities are endless!”


Photography by: Courtesy of A Thoughtful Place

“The fresh flowers on the cake made for a two-second cake decorating session. And I love how they are in keeping with the polka-dot color scheme. As for these easy napkin rings, I simply tied ribbon around each one and stuck on a Martha Stewart paper flower — easy peasy. For the Mason jar name cards, I printed out the names on the computer and then punched them out. A tiny bit of glue and cute washi tape attaches them to the straw. Done and done. Now off to eat cake!”