Hopefully by now you know what a great resource the dollar store is for inexpensive craft supplies. In the past year or so, they have really upped their game as far as wooden base pieces for crafting. I found this pretty dollar store peace on earth sign and added an ombre of metallic paint to create a new addition to my Christmas decor.
DOLLAR STORE PEACE ON EARTH SIGN
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A PEACE ON EARTH SIGN
I used FolkArt Treasure Gold paint for my sign. You can use any craft paint that you like, but if you want a really nice metallic craft paint, Treasure Gold is my recommendation. Make sure you load up your 40% off coupon when you buy it to get it for a great price!
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- Dollar store wood sign
- Treasure Gold paint – Platinum and Blue Quartz
- Mod Podge
- Glitter – Martha Stewart Blue Topaz
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HOW TO PAINT A DOLLAR STORE CHRISTMAS SIGN
To add interest to this simple wooden Christmas sign, I blended two shades of metallic paint to create a subtle ombre from the top of the sign to the bottom. Finally, I set off the word “on” with sparkly blue glitter.
Dollar Store Peace on Earth Sign
- Remove the jute hanging loop.
- Brush one color of the metallic paint from the top of the sign down to just past the midway point.
- Brush the second color of metallic paint from the bottom of the sign up to just past the midway point. Repeat Steps 2 & 3 for more coverage.
- Paint Mod Podge to just the “on” portion of the sign. Cover with glitter, then shake off the excess.
TIPS FOR PAINTING WITH METALLIC PAINT
I love using metallic paint, but it does require a few additional techniques to make your final product look the best it can.
- Apply the paint in THIN coats. If you goop too much paint on the project, you will really be able to see the brushstrokes.
- Use a soft-bristle paintbrush. If you can avoid using a super cheap paintbrush, do.
- Allow the paint to fully dry between layers. This will avoid pulling up the underlayer when you are brushing on another layer of paint.
- Paint in one direction. Keep the brushstrokes going in the same direction for every coat.
If you keep these tips in mind your metallic Christmas sign will turn out beautifully!
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