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12 Months of Martha: Polka Dots and Peonies

Have you heard about "12 Months of Martha?" Here's how it works: A select group of talented bloggers receives the latest and greatest Martha Stewart Crafts products each month, while we wait patiently to see what they dream up. Follow our #12MonthsofMartha crew to inspire your next crafting session!

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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."

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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!"

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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!"

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