At Paisleys and Polka Dots, we want to help take your home and party decorating to the next level.
Each month we bring you new one-of-a-kind projects. Our DIY craft kits provide the wood, paper if needed, and step-by-step instructions. New to crafting? Let our tutorials guide you through the process. We have projects to keep you busy all year long!
Hello! I'm Julie, the founder, designer, and creator of Paisleys and Polka Dots.
My love for crafting started as a stay at home mom when my two children were small.
Eventually I became a consultant for a rubber stamping company, where I got to design projects and artwork for their catalog. Over the years I've enjoyed being an educator and design team member for several top paper manufacturers.
In 2009, with a bit of nudging from family and friends, I started Paisleys and Polka Dots.
Although I am the creative mind behind Paisleys and Polka Dots, I must say I could never bring you all these kits on my own. Together, with my husband Jerry, we design, create, package, and ship all of our products. Yes, it's just the two of us!
On a personal note, I’m a wife, mother of two, and now graduated to the title of Grandma. When I'm not in the office working you’ll find me loving the outdoors, on a hike, run, or off on some crazy adventure. I'll try just about anything!
I find inspiration for our kits at every turn - while shopping, reading, traveling... I'm always brimming with ideas and love introducing new styles to keep our kits fresh and on trend.
All of our products are CNC and laser cut allowing us to produce unique and detailed projects with the highest precision and accuracy.
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I also work with graphic artists to custom design my papers to match the projects and then the paper is professionally printed. The colors and patterns I use in my designs spark a mood or a feeling. Most of my designs are bright and colorful making you feel happy and joyful while a few may use softer colors giving a harmonious or calm feeling.
It's always fun seeing Paisleys & Polka Dots designs in your home. Share on Instagram and use #madewithpaisleysandpolkadots so we can see how oh-so-talented you are!