Dollar Store Decal Thrifty Sign Upcycle


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I'm sharing the simple upcycle of a thrifted sign that I updated with a dollar store find...


Dollar store decal thrifty sign upcycle



Remember this little gem? In spite of the dated art, underneath I saw potential in the pretty shaped solid wood sign.


dollar store decal thrifty sign upcycle


The original image was pretty much cemented to the surface, but since it was very smooth I took a chance and after roughing up the edges by sanding slightly, painted right on top of the 70s art. I gave it two coats of the green paint that was leftover from my kitchen door upcycle. I originally chose the color because it put me in mind of an inviting green garden gate. In fact, I used a similar shade for my own garden entry.


Dollar store decal thrift store sign upcycle


Do you ever shop the wall decal section at Dollar Tree? The selection is constantly changing and I like to browse it occasionally for craft ideas. I found this Home Sweet Home decal awhile back and had been waiting to use it for just the right project...


Dollar store decal thrifty sign upcycle


....and I found it! The decal was easy to apply, smooth and reposition as needed. I hung it right next to my newly updated front door. The area is partially covered but since it is outdoors, I've kept on eye on the decal to see if it bubbled or loosened. It's been a little over a month and weathered some pretty heavy thunderstorms and so far, so good! 


dollar store decal thrifty sign upcycle
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19 comments:

  1. Looks great! I haven't shopped at Dollar Tree lately. I forget that there is good stuff to be found there.

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  2. I love Dollar Tree, but haven't seen these decals there, I'll look next time I go. Great project, so creative!

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  3. I didn't know Dollar Tree had decals. I'll have to look!
    Love your sign - you took it from dated to perfectly upcycled!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  4. Perfect! I need to remember I can upcycle signs when I see them at thrift shops!

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  5. Loved how you positioned it on the board shape, which is just perfect. You better just ask where the decals are, every store has them in a different area and different quantities.

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  6. Thank you for the inspiration! I have been wanting to make a few signs lately. I will be checking out the Dollar Tree decal section. :)

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  7. Love it! I see those but have never bought any. That's pretty impressive that it's holding up like that. You're right -- great shape onbthat wood piece.

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  8. Such a awesome idea love the before and after

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  9. This looks great! I make wooden signs with these dollar store stickers all the time. So easy.

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  10. so cute and thanks for the info. I didn't realize the dollar store sold the lettering.

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  11. I have seen those decals and have been tempted to try one but didn't know how nice they were. I was afraid they would peel off my great design. Good to know they work well. Looks great and it's perfect next to your door.

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  12. I love the sign...it's shape, the color you used to paint it with, and the decals. A cute upcycle! I've seen signs in thrift stores I've passed on, so now I know what to do with them.

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  13. Love this! Who knew sign making could be so easy? :) And look so great!

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  14. I have seen those decals at the dollar tree. Smart use on the sign you made!

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  15. I love how you revamped this! What a great idea and so affordable!

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  16. What a great little project! I love that you got everything for so cheap!

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  17. You always come up with the best projects. I've used a few of the $ Store decals but never for a sign. Genius! Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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