This simple and budget friendly holiday DIY project, looks like something you would get at JoAnns or Hobby Lobby but is made using all products from Target’s Dollar Spot! It took me 20 minutes to make and looks adorable sitting on my entryway!
If you have been following my blog, you know that I LOVE making super adorable DIY projects using items that I have found at the Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Target Dollar Spot and other similar stores. The challenge for me is to take those items and make a high end looking DIYs that people would never know came from those stores!
So if you are like me and love creating and saving money, then make sure to check out all my other fun budget friendly DIYs!
Let’s get crafty!
- framed wooden sign (I got this one in Target’s Dollar Spot, I believe it was $3. You could use any wooden sign that you can find)
- black acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
- foam paint brushes
- mini sled ornament (I also got this in Target’s Dollar Spot for $1. They had several other cute ornaments that I grabbed for other DIYs)
- stick on lettering (again I got these from Target Dollar Spot for $1. I will say that the adhesive on these is not very good. But it doesn’t really matter because we will Mod Podge over it)
- E6000 glue
- hot glue
- embellishments of your choosing
The first thing I did for this project was to prepare the wooden sign. I found this framed sign in Target’s Dollar Spot for $3, and loved that it had a red frame. I wasn’t crazy about the center part although I am sure many of you could come up with something super adorable to make with it as is.
I just simply took some of the black acrylic paint that I had on hand and applied two coats to the center of the sign. I made sure to dry the paint between each coat. To speed up the drying process, I use this handy little heat tool! If you don’t have one of these and do a lot of crafting, I highly recommend purchasing one of them!
Once the paint was dry, I was ready to add my lettering. You could use stencils and paint, rub on transfers, vinyl lettering, etc. I found this “Dashing through the snow” lettering in Target’s Dollar Spot. I have to say Target has really been stepping up there game when it comes to crafting supplies in their Dollar Spot. Like I mentioned above, the adhesive on these though is not that great. So I do recommend that if you plan on using their stick ons for DIY projects that you apply a sealant over them.
I was going to do that anyway. So we are good!
I carefully peeled the lettering off of the backing and decided exactly where i wanted it. I suggest using an Exacto knife to help get the little pieces of lettering off (for example the center of the “o” and “e”)
I ended up moving my letters around a bunch before placing them down permanently where I wanted them.
Once I decided where I wanted them, I pressed them down as much as I could. Again, if they don’t stick down completely it’s ok. I took some Mod Podge and painted good layer over the lettering. I also recommend covering the entire black surface with Mod Podge so there isn’t just an obvious layer of Mod Podge around the wording. Use you heat tool if you have one, to dry the entire surface before continuing. This is where that heat tool comes in handy!
After you have allowed the Mod Podge to dry, you can now decorate your sign with the sled ornament and embellishments that you have chosen.
I left the “ornament hanger” on the sled. It was a simple twine string, but it also acted like the rope handle of a real sled. If you want to remove it you can, I just thought it looked better on. To attach it to the sign, I just added hot glue to the sled rails. I went back and added some E6000 glue as well to make sure it held securely.
Finally, I added some greenery and pieces of a sparkly silver pick that I found at the Dollar Tree. I glued on a few mini pinecones and berries to the greenery to add a little more prettiness.
I can’t forget the bow!
I love adding bows to everything! But this is something I like, you definitely don’t have to add one if you don’t want. I simply took some mesh ribbon that I found at Dollar Tree and made a gather and attached it to the top corner of the sign.
These steps are completely optional and you can decorate the sign however you like. My DIYs are just meant to be inspiration for you all to create something similiar with your own special touches!
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