I have a thing for house decorations at Christmas time. I don’t have a traditional Christmas village, but I decorate with dozens of other kinds of houses: paper mache, ceramic, and wood. When I saw this dollar store Christmas house sign, I knew I needed to bring it home and paint it in holiday colors as the newest addition to my collection.
DOLLAR STORE PEACE ON EARTH SIGN
WHAT YOU NEED TO PAINT A CHRISTMAS HOUSE SIGN
Be sure to check the holiday section of your local dollar store for fun craft bases like this! I decorated my house with craft paint and glitter, but you could also use markers, watercolors, or scrapbook paper.
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- Dollar Store Christmas house sign
- Craft paints – Apple Barrel Kelly Green & Arbor Green, FolkArt Cardinal Red & Pale Yellow
- Mod Podge
- Glitter – Michaels brand iridescent and Martha Stewart White Gold
- Mod Podge Ultra
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HOW TO PAINT A CHRISTMAS HOUSE SIGN
Dollar Store Christmas House Decoration
- Paint the wall color first.
Go ahead and paint over the Christmas lights. Those will be covered in Mod Podge and glitter in the last step of this process.
- Paint the other details of the house.
Use whatever color scheme you like the best.
- Add Outdoor Mod Podge to the snow-covered areas.
I didn’t paint the wood white underneath the Mod Podge, and I wish I would have. In my version you can see the wood through the glitter, making it less white than I would like.
Create some nice, “snowy” dimension with Outdoor Mod Podge.
- Mix up your glitter snow.
I chose to use both chunky and fine iridescent glitter to give my snow more sparkle.
- Sprinkle on the glitter and shake off the excess.
- Add Mod Podge to the Christmas lights. Sprinkle with glitter and shake off the excess.
- OPTIONAL: Seal the glitter in with a coat of Mod Podge Ultra.
USING THE PAINTED CHRISTMAS SIGN
I haven’t decided yet how I will display this Christmas house sign. I might add it to the center of a wreath, or I might just lean it up on a shelf as a backdrop to other decorations. You could also hang it directly on a wall. So many options!
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