Painting & Stenciling A Dollar Tree Wooden Easter Sign

February 23, 2021

I found this unfinished wooden Happy Easter cutout sign at Dollar Tree.

I gave it a makeover!

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First, I removed the jute twine hanger by untying it.

Then, I brushed on one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash using a sponge brush.  (You could use another brand of acrylic paint for this step.)

Next, I brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Furniture Paint in Farmhouse Green. (You could use another brand of chalk paint that wet distresses.)

Then I cut off a snippet of a dark green pan scrubber and a green tee shirt rag.

I dampened them and wet distressed the edges.  If you distress the same day as you painted, you can sometimes just use a rag, but I painted this yesterday so I rubbed with the damp scrubber.  If you remove too much paint, touch it up with more paint.)

If I used sand paper, both coats of paint would be rubbed off.

I then pulled out my Dollar Tree flower stencil.

I taped the stencil in the center of the Happy Easter part. I used blue painter's tape to secure the stencil to the sign, and block any pouncing outside the stencil lines.

I stenciled the flowers with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Soft Pink. (You could use other acrylic or chalk paint for this.) 

Since the stencil was too small for the whole sign, I first moved it up, and stenciled above the center stencil.

I tried not to overlap the flowers and keep the spacing between them similar.

I then moved the stencil down, and left and right, to fill out the sign and bunny.

Painting & Stenciling A Dollar Tree Wooden Easter Sign
I used a small folded bit of 220 grit sandpaper to very lightly sand over the stenciling.

Painting & Stenciling A Dollar Tree Wooden Easter Sign
I waxed the piece with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear and a soft rag. 

The wax deepens the chalk paint colors.

Painting & Stenciling A Dollar Tree Wooden Easter Sign
I tied the jute twine back on the sign.

Painting & Stenciling A Dollar Tree Wooden Easter Sign
My pastel Easter sign is complete.

This is my 3rd project with the Dollar Tree flower stencil!

Dollar Tree Stenciled Floral Tote

Dollar Tree Stenciled Desktop Boxes

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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