It is time for another Dollar Tree craft! And this project is probably one of my favorites that I have done lately! I was inspired by The Daily DIYer on YouTube (she has sooooo many awesome videos) when she took a Halloween sign from Dollar Tree and turned it into a beautiful mason jar sign. I made a trip to Dollar Tree the next day and picked up two of these eyeballs signs.
I started by taking off the bow and the ribbon used to hang the sign. You can spray paint over the eyes with black paint so that if you hang it on a door you don’t see the Halloween sign through the door. The paper that the eye design was on was actually peeling off on the side of the one I bought so I just pulled it off and was left with a tan backing. So then I flipped the sign over to use the back for this craft. I took off the tag, which was not fun. Then I started with painting the lid to the jar with gray paint. I used Apple Barrel Country Grey from Walmart and used a foam brush to put on three coats of the paint.
I then used Apple Barrel Khaki, also from Walmart, to paint the jar part of the sign. I did three coats of the Khaki as well. I then moved on to determining what I wanted to put on the sign. There is a limitless amount of phrases and sayings that could be put on this sign for all sorts of different occasions. I found a “welcome” cut out in one of my Cricut Expressions cartridges and decided to use that. The cartridge I used was (floral). I have an older Cricut model but it still works fantastic! I used some vinyl that I to cut out my design and stick it to the sign to be able to paint on the saying.
Once I had my cutout placed on the sign, I painted the saying black. I also cut out some accent pieces to place above and below the welcome saying and painted those black as well. I did one coat using a foam brush and let that sit to dry for a few minutes. Then I painted a second coat of the black, paying close attention to the edges of each letter as sometimes that paint didn’t get in the corner. I let the second coat dry a little and then pulled off my vinyl very carefully so that the paint didn’t splatter or be smudged by my fingers.
To finish off the sign, I add some Dollar Tree twine right under the lid to give the sign a country look. I also took a couple pieces of the twine and used that to create a hanger for the sign. Then I added in two pieces of black chevron ribbon and two pieces of decorative burlap to add a little more to the country style of the sign. I am pretty happy with the finished product and plan to go back to Dollar Tree to see if I can snatch up a few more of these “Halloween” signs.