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Friday, December 2, 2011

Upcycled Wall Decor With Dollar Tree Decal





The Christmas season is upon us, and I have a project for all of you crafty readers out there looking for ideas to make Christmas gifts on a budget.  This upcylced project cost me all of $3 and could be a thoughtful yet inexpensive Christmas gift for those on a tight budget this year!  


Using a $2 sign from Goodwill, a $1 decal from the Dollar Tree, some white sample chalk paint that I got for free when I ordered my graphite chalk paint., and some spare ribbon from my craft closet, I was able to make the outdated "angels" sign into a fresh, modern "welcome" sign for our home.  


TIPS:
1.  this could work with any piece of wood...new or old
2.  if using an old sign, paint over sign with chalk paint and let dry
3.  if you don't have chalk paint, sand and prime before painting over the old sign
4.  once dry, place decal over painted wood
5.  if wood already has holes, pull ribbon through holes and hang on wall
6.  if wood doesn't have holes, drill holes or use brackets to hang on wall


17 comments:

  1. Great idea! Love the transformation.

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  2. O my! I seriously made the exact same sign! That's too funny! I love the dollar store! I'll have to take pictures and post it on my blog! Too funny!!!! New follower here - we obviously think alike! :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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  3. Great idea! And so thrifty. Nice job!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  4. Such a great and inexpensive idea! I have picked up some vinyl sayings before at the dollar tree and forgotten to use them, but these would make a great gift!

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  5. That came out great and would be a super thrifty gift idea. I will have to look for those decals at the dollar store. I am a new follower visiting from Keeping it Simple. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  6. That is beautiful. What a perfect gift. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/
    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.
    P.S.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

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  7. Gorgeous! Don't you love dollar stores?!

    Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

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  8. I have this laying on my craft table as my next project! It turned out great!!

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  9. LOVE how you transformed that sign into something truly beautiful!

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  10. What an GREAT redo!! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog... Have a great Friday!

    Emily @ BabyBerry
    http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hello, I'm a new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to link at http://www.eyeheart.ca/2011/12/last-weeks-linky-party-was-success-and.html

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  12. wow ! that is so cool ! i love it ! i love re-purposing !!

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  13. I Love this! Such a good idea! And super cheap!!! Thanks for sharing this on Strut your stuff with the Six Sisters! We hope to see you again next week!
    Sincerely,
    Kristen... one of the sisters! :)

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  14. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Very nice! I love those decals at the Dollar Tree! I need to try this:) Thanks for linking with Friday Frolic!!

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  16. Rachel- I featured your upcycled Dollar tree sign on Pocket Full of Pink today! Feel free to grab a button:)

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