Easy Dollar Tree Fall Acorn Sign

Fall decor is arriving at Dollar Tree and when I spotted this acorn I knew it would be perfect for a make-over with LOTS of character!! I’m using Mod Podge and cinnamon to add a ton of character to this easy Dollar Tree fall acorn sign!

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Dollar Tree acorn, yellow scrapbook paper, and a faux Dollar Tree tin tile

I’m using a Dollar Tree faux tile and pretty scrapbook paper to give this acorn new life!! I’ll start by tracing the bottom of the acorn onto the scrapbook paper and then cutting the paper out.

tracing the bottom of the acorn onto back of scrapbook paper

Add a layer of Mod Podge on the back of the acorn and allow to dry. Then lay the piece of paper on top, cover with a piece of parchment paper and iron it on.

adding a layer of Mod Podge to the back of the acorn
Dollar Tree acorn with scrapbook paper ironed on the bottom

Adding the acorn top….

I’m using the faux tile for the top of the acorn and I’ll be tracing the top onto the back of the tile, then cutting it out. If you love this tile be sure to go see this EASY way to incorporate one into your decor!!

Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile laying on top
faux tile with top of acorn cut out
Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top

I pulled the sticky back away from the tile and then used hot glue to attach it to the top of the acorn. I’m painting it brown using Folk Art matte in Real Brown.

Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top and brown paint
Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top and brown paint being painted on
Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top with top painted brown

Adding some rust…

Now for the FUN part!! I’ll add the look of rust by using Mod Podge and cinnamon. The process is simple, brush Mod Podge on the area you want to appear rusted and then dab on cinnamon. Repeat the process until you get the look you’re going for.

Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top, cinnamon and Mod Podge being added to top
Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top, cinnamon and Mod Podge being added to top
Finished Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top

I absolutely LOVE the look of this faux rust!! I even added some to look as though it rusted down onto the bottom of the acorn. I’ll add some spray glue as a top coat.

Finished Dollar Tree acorn with yellow paper ironed on and faux tile glued to top with spray glue held in front

finishing touch…

The last thing I want to add is a pretty rag bow using torn strips of my favorite material and raffia!!

Strips of torn material and raffia
Strips of material and raffia tied in the center

I love the bright yellow combined with a pop of rustic on this acorn!! The great thing about this easy Dollar Tree fall acorn sign is that depending on the paper you choose, you can completely change the look!! Let me know what YOU think about this one!!

top of acorn with rusting technique
edge of acorn with edges darkened
Complete Dollar Tree acorn

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