On a recent trip to Dollar General I found the CUTEST napkin for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. I knew I had to use it and at the end of the same aisle I found the perfect little sign for $1.00! Cute AND inexpensive? Count me in!! Let me show you how easy is was to create this Dollar General DIY patriotic sign!
Prepping the surface…
The first thing I need to do is prep the surface of the sign with white chalk paint. I’ll be decoupaging a napkin onto the surface of the sign and don’t want the existing words to peek through. I’ll use two coats for full coverage and then sand the surface with a sanding block.
Decoupaging the napkin…
Now I’ll cover the surface of the sign with Mod Podge and allow it to dry. In the meantime, separate the napkin plys and once the sign surface is dry, position the napkin, cover with parchment paper, and iron.
Finishing up I’ll use a sanding block to sand off the excess napkin on the sides. I also want to darken the wood so I’ll be adding some Waverly Antiquing Wax but if you’re happy with the color this step could be skipped.
Lastly, I think we’ll add the cutest little rag bow using some scrap material strips.
After I tied the bow together I had an idea to stamp the word “celebrate” onto one of the material strips and I LOVE how it turned out! I used a subtle color, but red or blue ink could be used too! What do you think of this Dollar General DIY Patriotic Sign? I hope you like it as much as I do!