Makeover a Dollar Tree Shelf Sign for Christmas
When I saw this sign made up of a row of four little house shapes, I immediately knew that it could be repurposed as a cute holiday decoration.
Here’s how to makeover a Dollar Tree shelf sign for Christmas.
- house-shaped sign (Dollar Tree)
- white paint
- wired garland stem (Dollar Tree)
- red beaded garland section
- found twigs
- mitre shears
- detail scissors
- hot glue
- artificial snow
This sign is quite sturdy and can stand on its own. I love the small house shapes. I wanted to paint over the letters and add the word “Noel” to make it Christmas ready. I thought of using all of the supplies pictured to do that, but ended up only using the pine piece and some of the beads.
I added about four coats of white acrylic paint to the fronts of the houses. For some reason, you can still see the E peeking through, but I decided it wouldn’t make a difference to the end result.
To make the “O” for my Noel sign, I fashioned a short piece of wired garland into a circle and trimmed it down with my detail scissors. I snipped a few red beads from the garland, hot glued them around the little wreath and glued it to the centre of the second house.
I tried a few different things to make the rest of the letters. I don’t have a cutting machine and couldn’t find any letter stickers I liked, so I ended up cutting some found twigs in approximately 2 inch pieces using my mitre shears.
I hot glued the twigs in place to form the letters, “N”, “E” and “L”.
I finished this piece by hot gluing some faux snow to the roof of each house, as well as in the appropriate places on the wreath and letters. As an afterthought, I glued a small ribbon-shaped sticker I found in my stash, to the bottom of the wreath. I think it finishes off the wreath nicely.
My sign turned out more rustic than I had first anticipated, but the woodland theme is always nice for Christmas, don’t you think?
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