Dollar General Jar Wall Sign Upcycle Two

February 10, 2020

Dollar General is carrying these jar wall sign decorations again this spring.

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This one was priced at a dollar!  With just a little paint and decoration, this jar can look homemade and hand painted.

First I removed the metal ring at the top of the jar.  

There are two very small Phillips head screws that I removed with an eyeglass repair kit screwdriver.  The lid had also been stuck down with a bit of glue as well.  I sanded the glue down smooth with sandpaper.

I then brushed on a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Vintage Duck Egg.  

I sanded the jar's edges very lightly to distress them.

I chose the cafe transfer from this sheet of rub on transfer designs above. These Redesign by Prima - Classic Vintage Labels are available on Etsy.  

Rub on transfers are quite easy to use.  

This one fit the jar perfectly.

 I pulled the paper backing off the transfer and hovered it over the jar, until I thought I had it centered.  Then I laid it down, and started rubbing the top plastic film with the enclosed rectangular stick until the transfer was all stuck down.  

I carefully pulled up one end of the plastic film.  If any of the transfer was not stuck down, I laid the plastic film back down and rubbed more.

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I sprayed the jar with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax, and rubbed it in with a white fiber rag.

I also put the metal ring back on with the tiny screws.

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I cut a black chalkboard card stock tag down to fit on the jar.

The butterfly is a white rub on image transfer.  A jute string was wound around the jar top twice and tied in the front.

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I painted this Dollar General jar sign last year, and decorated it with a stencil versus a rub on transfer.  Details on the this version can be found HERE.

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Easy, inexpensive and fun decor!

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  1. so clever, cute!!! looks much better. great, creative idea.

  2. Another great makeover! I painted several of these last summer with barnyard animals after seeing your original post which is where I was inspired!

  3. Love your upcycles, Carlene. I bought a few of those plaques so I can make something new and different. I especially like the one with the fern on it.

  4. very pretty love the vintage look


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