When it comes to decorating for Valentine’s Day, I like to go the cheap and free route. After the whammy that is Christmas, who has extra money to spend on decor?
Anyway, on a recent visit to Dollar Tree, I discovered this LOVE sign. I like “love” signs because they’re simple and let’s face it, love makes the world go ’round!
As cute as the LOVE sign was, I knew that I could it make it look better. Black, plastic, and cheap looking just isn’t my vibe nor would it blend in with my other V-Day decor.
I also didn’t want it to compete with the Valentine’s Day subway art print I have displayed on my buffet.
To keep this project budget-friendly, I scoured my craft stash in search of the perfect piece of scrapbook paper or fabric. At the bottom of one of my bins, I came across a piece of adhesive-backed fabric. It had the perfect pattern but because it was a stretchy material, I knew it would be a pain to work with.
I went ahead and did it anyway.
For this project, I recommend that you use a piece of scrapbook paper or fabric instead. You’ll see why once you watch the video.
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Dollar Tree Love Sign DIY: From Plain to Pretty
Materials You’ll Need:
- plastic LOVE sign from Dollar Tree
- white acrylic paint
- scrapbook paper or fabric or adhesive-backed paper
- Mod-Podge (if using paper/fabric w/o adhesive backing)
- X-Acto knife
- fine grit sandpaper
I added the felt flower and leaves at the last-minute (not shown in the video). I wanted to break up the pattern a bit.
Here’s the sign displayed on the shelf and the rest of my Valentine’s Day decor. You’ll notice I stuck to a pink/red/white/green color scheme. That’s normally not my thing but for whatever reason, I’m loving the bright colors this year.
The scrap banner was a clearance find at Michaels and the fabric hearts you see scattered around are from a project I made last year.
I wish I had more room to add to my ironstone and milk glass collection but then I change my mind when I start thinking about having to dust it all.
Necco didn’t make any conversation hearts this year but Brach’s did. A little conversation over candy? Yes, please.
Other than sunflowers, cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers. I also like lilacs, hydrangea, peonies, and zinnias. In other words, I love flowers.
Do you see the shabby edging on the sign? I love that. I don’t want perfect. I want imperfect.
Just like me.
Let’s take a look at the Dollar Tree LOVE sign DIY before and after:
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