• The Temporary Polka Dot Tights Trick

    I’m liking the polka dot tights trend right now, but as with most trends, I’m a little uncertain how I’ll feel about it in a few months so I came up with a brilliant idea to make a temporary pair!

    It comes off immediately in the wash but won’t rub off on the couch or on your date’s pants. Here’s how I made them in three super easy steps…

    Photos by Kate Skogen of JetKat Photography

    Have you heard of chalkboard markers? They’re pens that are a little more permanent than a piece of chalk and work perfectly for something like this.

    Step 1: The tip of the chalkboard marker is round,  so you just need to put the tights on and dot yourself like crazy all over (You’ll have to wash your skin underneath. After you scare your friend that you’ve come down with a rare disease of course).

    Step 2: Then wait for a few minutes for the ink to dry a bit. Take off the tights and use them as much as you want, until you’re sick of them and miss your solid color tights you had before. The chalkboard paint once it dries only comes off in the wash! I wore mine 3 times I think before I washed them.

    Step 3: Wash your tights and you’ll see no trace of your trendy polka dots!


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    3. Anette@lebenslustiger said… October 30, 2012 11:39 am

      Oh I have those pens! They really don’t rub off the fabric? Very cute idea!!!

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    6. judith said… October 26, 2012 2:48 pm

      I’m liking those shoes!!! Where’d you get those?

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    9. Tan said… October 25, 2012 9:58 pm

      Holy kaboodle that is clever! I need to find my chalkboard marker…

    10. Tan said… October 25, 2012 9:57 pm

      Holy kaboodle that is clever!

    11. Megan {Bayside Bride} said… October 24, 2012 5:33 pm

      What a great idea! I’m the same way – I never know if I’ll get sick of something so it’s hard for me to invest in trends sometimes! This is a fab look though!

    12. Amy said… October 24, 2012 5:01 pm

      this is so fabulous! thank you so much for sharing. i just ordered one of these chalk pens for a different project, so i am happy to have something else fun to try!

    13. Felizitas said… October 24, 2012 12:43 pm

      i love your shoes

    14. Sarah said… October 24, 2012 12:25 pm

      Side note: where did you get your clogs? Love them

      • Liz Stanley said… October 24, 2012 2:58 pm

        They’re from Madewell last season 🙂

    15. Rachael said… October 24, 2012 12:05 pm

      Whaaaaaaaaaat?! That’s crazy and so clever! I’ll have to try it!!

    16. Paige said… October 24, 2012 10:17 am

      This is so fun! I always like to try trends out before investing. This is a fun and clever way to do just that.

    17. Vreni_Hamburg von Innen said… October 24, 2012 10:15 am

      that’s funny, I just finished a polka-dot-DIY-post on my blog 🙂

      i like the tights a lot, especially that you are able to define a pattern yourself…great idea!

    18. Lisette said… October 24, 2012 9:04 am

      Clever way to embrace a trend without fully committing.

    19. thezenofmaking said… October 24, 2012 8:57 am

      Great idea!

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