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This year I made it a goal to work on my seasonal decor. When we took down our Christmas items, I wanted to jump right into Valentine’s Day but quickly realized I just didn’t have enough. Seasonal home decor can get pricey, so I figured out a way to make some inexpensive core pieces out of dollar store items.
Scroll to see how these dollar store DIY Valentine’s Day signs came together!
I was browsing the isles of Dollarama (a Canadian chain dollar store) and noticed two signs in the regular home decor section. Both of the signs had a raised element that could be used perfectly for Valentine’s Day – the words “love” and “sweet”. This, plus the fact that they came pre-framed, screamed cheap DIY project to me. I picked up both signs for $4 each and started brainstorming.
Materials I used on these DIY Valentine’s Day Signs:
- Acrylic paint
- Stickers (I used a Cricut machine for mine, but any stickers would work)
- Spray paint
Transforming these signs was surprisingly easy.
I popped them out of their frames and used dollar store acrylic paint to go right over top of the original designs. It took a few coats, but it worked perfectly. Since peeling off the original design would damage the back panel, I painted the raised lettering by hand. It was a bit time consuming and tedious, but the end result was worth it.
I then used my Cricut to create new lettering and some cute candy hearts, but you could easily paint extra details yourself or use any cute stickers you can find.
I chose to paint one of the frames using a gloss white spray paint (remember to sand as this is not real wood!), and I left the other exactly how it came. Both look amazing!
Here’s how my dollar store DIY Valentine’s Day signs turned out!
Are you as in love as I am!? At $4 per sign + a little elbow grease, this has to be one of the most cost effective DIYs I’ve ever done. They have such an impact on our home decor right now! I think I’ll be using this method for other upcoming holidays too.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?