Vinyl Craft: Kate Spade Inspired Gold Polka Dot Tumblers and Bowls

Posted by Meghan Quinones
These gold polka dot Kate Spade-inspired tumblers and bowls are an easy vinyl craft that's perfect for picnics or even as a housewarming gift.

I was recently checking out some of the home goods from Kate Spade. Man, they were super cute, but unfortunately were out of my budget range. Instead of pouting about it and convincing myself I would never own anything as cute as those darn gold polka dot tumblers, I decided to do something about it. That's right, I decided to make my own version of the tumblers I spied!

The original tumblers I spotted from Kate Spade were clear with gold polka dots. Now, I was going to try and find some clear tumblers, but instead came upon another color that I fancied even more! Oh, and the price was right; my tumblers were $1! Yep, I got four dark green tumblers for $1 and, at that price, I threw in four matching bowls. That's four tumblers and four bowls for $2! I know you guys can do math, but I just had to emphasize this amazing deal. ;)

To create my version of the Kate Spade tumblers I had fallen in love with, I grabbed some gold vinyl adhesive, Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge, and a circle punch. That's all folks! After I punched out a ton of gold circles, I stuck them to my dishes (super simple, right?). To prevent my cute little dots from falling off when washed, I covered them in a layer of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge. This was a little more tedious, but once I got into a groove, it went by really fast. There you have it, Kate Spade inspired tumblers and bowls at a (serious) fraction of the cost of the real deal!

Happy Crafting!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Plastic Tumbles and Bowls (I bought mine from the dollar store)
  • Gold Vinyl Adhesive
  • Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Circle Punch (5/8 inch)

Let's get crafty!

Cut a strip of vinyl that is slightly bigger than your circle punch. Slide your vinyl inside of your punch and begin punching. I flipped my punch over so I could see where my next punch would be so I didn't waste any vinyl!

Begin by wiping down the outside of your tumbler with rubbing alcohol. Peel the back off of your vinyl dots and stick them to your tumbler. Be sure to put them far enough down from the lip line. You do not want your mouth to touch your dots when you are drinking from your tumbler. Continue adding your dots to your tumbler, spacing them out. I added some dots to the bottom of my tumbler that were hanging off the edge a little bit.

Use your scissors to cut off the excess vinyl hanging over the bottom of your tumbler.

Put a coat of dishwasher safe Mod Podge over all of your dots. This will prevent your dots from coming off! Let the Mod Podge dry for 1-2 hours and then add 2-3 coats, allowing 1-2 hours to dry between coats.

Repeat the steps above for your bowls and remaining tumblers.

You will want to allow your tumblers and bowls to cure 28 days before placing them in your dishwasher. Once the 28 days is up, be sure to add them to the top rack of your dishwasher.

Top Image via Kate Spade