Monday, March 9, 2015

Easy & Cheerful Spring Signs + a Dollar Tree Giveaway

 

**Giveaway**

Now through April 6th, visit ILeaveHappy.com & vote for your favorite springtime craft (including the coral & gold DIY signs below!) for a chance to win one of ten $50 Dollar Tree giftcards!  Voting is limited to once per day.

 


This is a sponsored post and items used were provided courtesy of Dollar Tree.  All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.



Don't you just love Spring?  The weather's getting warmer, nature's perking up & everything gets a new start.  Even us humans.  Which is why I chose the words 'Grow' and 'Bloom' for these pretty Springtime displays.  Because we could all use a little encouragement to be our best selves.  

These sweet signs come together in a snap & add a positive & pretty touch to any area of your home. I got everything to make these at Dollar Tree!  Dollar Tree is at the top of my list when seeking out craft finds & holiday decor.  They always have a huge selection of goodies for making any celebration beautiful.  And every thing is only a dollar!

In addition to being easy, this project is also incredibly affordable.  A quick trip to Dollar Tree & $3 later & I was ready to go.  You'll need:

- 8x10 Photo Frame
- Foam Core Board (white)
- Package of Gold Thumbtacks (300 per box)
- Pencil
- Box cutter or scissors
- Paint, paintbrush
- Plastic fork, metallic gold paint (optional)
- Printed letters in word of choice




Start by opening your photo frame & carefully removing the inside liner paper & glass front.  Using it as a guide, trace the dimensions on a corner of your foam board.  Very carefully, cut your piece of foam along the traced lines, so you have an 8x10 piece.

Paint the foam your desired color & let dry thoroughly.



If desired, use a plastic form & gold metallic paint to create a 'scratched' pattern on the painted foam board.  Dip the fork in the paint & randomly, create hashtags, scratches & random marks until you have reached your desired look.



While your foam board is drying, create your lettering template on a computer using your favorite font.  Be sure that you adjust your page settings so that your word fits on a landscape 8x10 area.  Once you've created your word, print it & cut it out.

Position the cut word on your foam board & trace around the edges, creating a template for your thumbtacks.



Taking extra care not to stick yourself, push in the tacks to create your letters.  I used almost an entire box of 300 thumbs tacks per board.  I layered & overlapped the tacks to achieve my desired look.




Place the foam board inside your frame (make sure the glass has been removed!) & reattach the back, making sure you secure the backing tightly.  Now place in your favorite nook or hang on that wall that needs a bright boost!



For more creative holiday Dollar Tree crafting ideas, be sure to visit:  www.ILeaveHappy.com

**Giveaway**

Now through April 6th, visit ILeaveHappy.com & vote for your favorite springtime craft (including my fun succulents below!) for a chance to win one of ten $50 Dollar Tree giftcards!  Voting is limited to one time per day.

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