Do your lovely legs need some livening up?
Here’s 2 simple methods to adorn your gorgeous gams with adorkably sweet polka dots – terrific DIY painted tights:
For a bold statement grab some acrylic paint & a couple of q-tips.
Slip on a pair of coloured tights, dip a q-tip into the paint & dot all over yer legs, bop about the house for a few minutes until dry then slowly peel them off & hop into the shower to de-polka dot your legs – super easy!
quick tip: gently hand wash the tights to keep the dots from fading
Grab all of my tips & tricks for washing tights right here.
(the second method is a bit more labor intensive but results in zero paint on your legs) Snag some cheap tights, a couple of 2 litre plastic bottles & a bottle o’ nail polish
It’s best to do a colour test on the waistband of the tights before making a final decision on polish colour – especially if you’re using nude tights: polka dots of red, purple & pink polish will end up looking like a rather horrific skin condition when the tights are on your legs, ew.
Once you’ve chosen your dot colour slip a bottle into each leg of the tights.
Then get dotting – oooo silvery glitter!
Allow to dry completely.
Then pull the bottles up through the tights, gently unsticking as you go, and repeat the process on the top half.
I also added a few dots of silver paint pen just for fun.
et voila! erm…they don’t look so great off.
But once you slip them on you have a lovely pair of subtle glittery polka dotted tights!
Oh So cute!
and delightfully daring!
*if you’re loving my groovy hot pink polka dotted Mary Janes check out how to create a pair for yourself in my Perfect Polka Dot Shoes webisode