Merrill, the Girl of a Thousand Dreams, has been dreaming about owning some Kate Spade polka dot plates for what feels like her entire life. But does anyone actually need plates that cost $140 for a set of five? That’s where Merrill’s “alternative plan” comes into play that involves dollar store plates, glass paint, and paper hole reinforcement stickers for that perfect polka dot. Merrill says, “Lesson learned: Never buy something for $140 when you can make it for $5! Merrill:1 Kate Spade: 0”
Merrill was inspired by the Kate Spade New York “Larabee Road” Platinum 5 Piece Place Setting available from retailers like Bloomingdale’s.
Go to Girl of a Thousand Dreams for the tutorial to make your own.