How adorable is this easy Dollar Tree DIY Shabby Chic Easter Sign?! I really love the simplicity of this easy Easter DIY. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it also isn’t a gaudy piece of decor.
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For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Foam Bunnies
- Dollar Tree Wood Frame Sign
- Floral Napkins
- Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Blocks
- Jute Twine
- White Pom Pom Ribbon
- Blue Buffalo Check Scrapbook Paper
- Apple Barrel White Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge
- Putty Knife
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue Sticks
How to Make a Dollar Tree DIY Shabby Chic Easter Sign
If you use the same Dollar Tree framed sign that I did, you’ll have to remove the lettering from the inside. I used a putty knife to remove the lettering.
Then, I was able to remove the backing of the frame so that I could decoupage the blue buffalo check scrapbook paper onto it. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit onto the picture frame backing.
Apply Mod Podge to the back of the frame backing and carefully place the scrapbook paper onto the surface. You want to avoid creating any wrinkles or creases.
If they do form, you can place a piece of plastic saran wrap over the scrapbook paper and use a rolling pin to smooth out the imperfections.
Let the scrapbook paper dry, I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process, then put the decoupaged backing back into the Dollar Tree picture frame.
Here comes Peter Cottontail
To make the Dollar Tree foam bunnies work for this DIY project, I had to cut them in half. I used a putty knife and pushed it down the center of the foam bunnies – making two bunnies out of one!
Before you can decoupage the floral napkin design onto the foam bunnies, you have to separate the plies of the napkin you’re going to use. Otherwise, the top ply (the one with the design) might not properly adhere to the bunnies and could start to peel up later.
Cut small rectangles of the napkin design for each of the bunnies, and apply a coat of Mod Podge to each of the bunnies. Then, press the napkin design onto the bunnies. If the napkin isn’t sticking, you can apply Mod Podge over top of it.
Let the bunnies dry, then remove the excess napkin from around the bunnies. I then made little bows out of jute twine and hot glued one to each of the bunny’s necks.
Bring it all together
Before I hot glued the decoupaged foam bunnies onto the decoupaged picture frame, I hot glued white pom pom ribbon around the inside edges of the frame.
You might want tweezers, finger protectors, or something hard to press the ribbon into the hot glue so you don’t burn your fingers when you do it!
Next, I hot glued the bunnies into the frame. I had my bunnies alternate the direction they were facing. Finally, I hot glued the Tumbling Tower blocks to the bottom of the frame to create a stand.
Adding the blocks makes the frame look kind of like a standing mirror, don’t you think? Hot glue a tumbling tower block on each side of the frame, parallel to the frame, with a little bit of the blocks hanging beneath the frame.
Then, hot glue two more blocks perpendicular to the first two blocks to create the stand for this Dollar Tree DIY Shabby Chic Easter Sign!
I hope you enjoyed this Dollar Tree DIY Shabby Chic Easter Sign as much as I did and decide to make one for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber
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