I found some fun wooden signs at the dollar store. I had the most fun upcycling them in different ways for the holiday season.
Here are the 3 wooden signs I found at the dollar store. I had accidentally grabbed 2 of the Merry and Bright so I upcycled that sign in 2 different ways.
For the first Merry & Bright sign – I used Folk Art Ultra Dye in the colors Infra Red and Emerald City. I painted the “&” with Folk Art Ultra Gold in the color copper. Once this was painted I let it dry completely.
I then coated the top of the entire piece with Folk Art Dragonfly Glaze in the color Green, Gold, Red shift. It adds a beautiful sparkle and shimmer the piece.
For my second Merry & Bright sign, I painted the entire piece with Folk Art Chalkboard paint and let that dry.
I then seasoned the chalk paint by coloring the piece with chalk.
After coloring the piece, I erased it. This gave it a nice gray color. I then colored a little chalk back on it to give it a snowy effect.
For my let it snow sign, I painted the entire piece with Folk Art Cascade Wood Tint and let that dry.
I then painted the entire piece with Folk Art Dragonfly Glaze in the color Blue, Green, Gold Shift. This again left a beautiful shimmer all over the piece giving it that frosty wintery effect.
For my peace on earth sign I painted the entire piece with Folk Art Treasure Gold paint and let that dry completely.
I am absolutely thrilled with how all of these signs turned out. They will make great decor for my home and great gifts for others. I will probably leave some of these signs up for the entire winter season.