I am so happy with how this Dollar Tree Apple DIY Farmhouse Decor turned out! I think this would be such cute decor for a farmhouse kitchen, don’t you? This is such an easy DIY, I just know you’re going to LOVE it!
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Want to see the how-to steps? I shared the quick tutorial of how to make this adorable Dollar Tree apple sign along with three other black and white fall decor ideas on my Youtube channel!
Three more Black and White Fall Decor Ideas:
- Hobby Lobby Placemat DIY Pumpkin Door Hanger
- Black and White Fall Pumpkin Sign
- DIY Stenciled Home Fall Sign
I recorded how to make this DIY idea during a live video on my Facebook page! If you want to craft along or join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the replay!
For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Apple Sign
- Dollar Tree
- 1-Gallon Paint Sticks
- Buffalo Check Fabric
- Burlap Ribbon
- Craft Sticks
- Jute Twine
- Apple Barrel Marsh Green Acrylic Paint
- Apple Barrel White Acrylic Paint
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Apple Barrel Pavement Acrylic Paint
- Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
How to Make a Dollar Tree Apple DIY Farmhouse Decor
First, you’re going to make the back surface for this DIY decor out of 1-gallon paint sticks. I used 12 paint sticks to make my surface. Place them side by side and use a straight edge to make sure they are all level. Then, hot glue paint sticks across the 12 to secure them together.
Next, stain the paint sticks. Spray them with water and pour the brown paint onto the wood. I used Apple Barrel burnt umber acrylic paint, but you can use whichever paint you prefer.
Use a wet wipe to spread the brown paint across the surface of the wood paint sticks until they are fully covered. The water will help the wood absorb the paint pigment and give it a stained finish.
Allow the wood to dry (I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process), then get white paint and a dry paintbrush. Dry brush the white paint across the wood.
Keep a light hand and don’t worry about trying to get full coverage of the white paint. We want the wood to have an aged, distressed finish, so we want the brown stain to peek through the white coat.
Again, dry the paint, then go over the paint sticks with a sanding sponge to distress them. The bottom half is going to be covered with fabric, so you don’t have to worry about really distressing the bottom.
To add detail, you can use your finger to wipe brown paint over the edges of each paint stick, but that is completely optional.
An apple a day
Next, you need your Dollar Tree apple sign. Remove the metal leaf, then use a sanding sponge and distress the design on the front of the apple. It creates an aged, almost white-washed finish for the apple without even having to paint it!
Next, I covered the metal leaf with burlap ribbon. I hot glued the ribbon onto the leaf, cut the excess from around it, then painted the burlap green.
To make it look more like a leaf, I used hot glue to create the veins of the leaf. Before I reattached the leaf, I wrapped jute twine around the stem of the apple and used hot glue to secure it.
Next, I mixed a bit of green paint with black paint and brushed it over the leaf to cover the veins I made. Then, just hot glue the leaf back onto the apple!
Cut a piece of the buffalo check fabric the will fit across the bottom third of the paint sticks and hot glue it in place. Before I attached the apple to the paint sticks, I hot glued twine around the edge of the apple.
Lastly, hot glue a paint stick across the top of the back of the decor, then staple two craft sticks onto the paint stick. This creates your hanger, and now you’re ready to decorate your home with this adorable farmhouse decor!
I hope you enjoyed this Dollar Tree Apple DIY Farmhouse Decor as much as I did and decide to make one for yourself! I would love to see how yours turns out!
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