Hand Lettered DIY Dollar Store Merry Sign

December 7, 2018 | by Jocie (email) |

Enjoy this Hand Lettered DIY Dollar Store Merry Sign Tutorial from One Project Closer!

I’m so excited to bring you another month of Dollar Store inspiration with some of my favorite bloggers! So if you love this Easy Dollar Store Sign Tutorial, be sure to scroll to the bottom to check out more amazing crafts + DIY.

DIY Dollar Store Merry Sign

Make Time: 15 minutes

Cost: $2-3 

Difficulty Level: Easy – Moderate

Materials Needed:

  • Dollar Store Round Mirror
  • Dollar Store Christmas Foliage
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Acrylic Paint Marker

I love simple and quick Christmas crafts, and since all the materials are from the Dollar Store, this is inexpensive decor too!! YAY! I literally made this in under ten minutes, and that included the time to take pictures. I probably should have put more thought into the lettering, but I decided to just wing it instead. I might be a bit impulsive sometimes and as long as I don’t end up preggo or having eating an entire batch of cookies, I’ll consider it a win. LOL

To start, wipe your mirror clean with some rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth. This will help the paint stick better.

Then use a paint marker to pen your design. You could also use glass paint markers but no one is going to be eating off your decor and likely you won’t be scrubbing it, so use what you have. Whatever type you use, just make sure it is fully opaque.


Go back and thicken any downstrokes for a faux-calligraphy look. Also, before the paint dries, clean up any lines or areas that need a touch more paint.

Grab your foliage and cut it into small, workable pieces. I mean, I guess you can use it as is, but I feel like this is where you end up with tacky decor your Aunt Patty would like. I mean, not MY Aunt Pat, she’s a bad ass!

Once the paint is dry, or if you are feeling invincible, glue the foliage to the mirror with hot glue, and LOT OF IT!

Add a little ribbon and BOOM, you’ve got yourself some new DIY Christmas Decor!

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More Dollar Store Crafts!

I’ve teamed up again this month to bring you more Dollar Store inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers!

Cutting Board Chalkboard Sign

DIY Pom Pom Garland

Cookie Sheet Christmas Decor

Hand Lettered DIY Dollar Store Merry Sign

Monogram Oven Mitts

Gingerbread House

DIY Christmas Pedestal Plate


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5 Minutes or Less: 5 Dollar Store Easter Decor Ideas

March 1, 2016 | by Jocie (email) |

Welcome to OPC’s The Better Half. My name is Jocie, and I love to craft and DIY my home into something wonderful. I hope you enjoy this tutorial on Dollar Store Easter Decor Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less from March 2014. If you enjoy this article, check out some other recent crafts and consider subscribing to The Better Half (email or RSS). Also, feel free to share this tutorial on Facebook and give it a +1. All the buttons float along the left side of your screen. Thanks!

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My Easter decorations in the past have been very sparse and this year I didn’t have a lot of internal inspiration. Fortunately, I have some amazing bloggy friends who are way ahead of the game in their Easter decor. They were kind enough to give me some ideas which I took to the Dollar Store and spruced up the house for Easter in one afternoon. Seriously, each of these 5 Easter crafts took 5 minutes or less and cost less than $5! …are you sensing a theme? 🙂

Rope Easter Eggs

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I saw large twine wrapped easter eggs from Country Chic Cottage and I was super inspired. She also used eggs from the dollar store, but I couldn’t find the mega eggs. I actually didn’t go to the Dollar store with these in mind, but as I was walking around the store, I saw multi-colored cord used for line drying clothes and thought of Angie’s brilliant idea!

Materials Needed:

  • Rope or twine
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Hot Glue

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Taking one of the ropes from the Dollar Store, I placed a bead of glue on the top of an egg, and stuck one end of the rope to it.

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Once completely dry, I began to wrap the rope around and around and around, gluing periodically.

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I did this for a couple of plastic eggs, some big, some small. Super easy and cute!

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DIY Apothecary Jars

I have seen a bunch of apothecary jars floating around and then Tanya from twelveOeight, one of my favorite blogs, made some DIY apothecary jars that were truly beautiful. Then, I was walking around Michael’s and saw an all glass jar that really got to me. So I made the jars a part of my Dollar Store mission.

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Materials needed:

  • Vase
  • Candle Stick holder
  • Hot glue
  • glass candle lid or mason jar lid
  • spray paint (optional)

I found these super cute vases at the Dollar Store, and unfortunately my Dollar Store was sold out of candle stick holders, so I found some dollar ones at the Good Will. Then, for one of the lids, I used an old lid from a candy jar and a glass candle lid from a used up candle. I also used a little glass knob from an old decorative rack.

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Once I gathered all my stuff, I grabbed the candle top, one of the candle stick bases, and my favorite all-purpose spray paint – Rust-Oleum white in satin finish. Then I sprayed away! Once dry, I glued the vase to the base, allowing the glue to dry while the jar was upside down.

Finally, I filled them with jelly beans, of course tasting a dew along the way, and some of my new Dollar Store rope eggs in the other.


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Glittery Easter Tree

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Glitter easter eggs are all the rage this year – we had DIY glitter easter eggs linked up by Creating In Glass Slippers this week and my friend Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage shared that she decorated with glitter eggs from the Dollar Store!

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It was good timing seeing these awesome ideas from my friends because I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate my DIY large rope vase I made last year without too much fuss.

For $2 at the Dollar Store and lots of excitement from Izzie, we decorated the branches! Yes, I know Izzie is wearing a nightgown, but she is currently obsessed with Merida from Brave and I don’t fight it. 🙂


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I also added a little fake moss I found at the Dollar Store, which really finished off the look nicely.

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Framed Burlap Bunny

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Pottery Barn put out some painted bunnies on burlap this year for Spring decor and they are not cheap. But us DIY girls have been loving the trend. My girl, Jen from Four Marrs & One Venus made this adorable DIY rascally rabbit, and I thought it would be a good addition to my Dollar Store decor. 

I didn’t have a bunny cookie cutter on hand like Jen, which would have been a whole lot quicker, but instead I cut out a bunny on card stock using my Silhouette.

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Then I used the outside of the cutout as a stencil and sponged on some black acrylic paint onto some old, leftover burlap.

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For an added cute touch, I glue on a cotton ball for a tail. A white pom pom would have been cuter, but this is a Dollar Store craft and they don’t sell poms. heehee

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Then I placed the burlap in my Dollar Store frame and placed on my mantle for everyone to oooo and ahhh over.


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Nesting Bunny

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Last but certainly not least, I saw Ann’s Nesting Bunny over at On Sutton Place – she is just so classy and classic! What a beautiful way to celebrate Spring.

As I was walking around the Dollar Store I saw a small bunny figurine and thought of Ann. It would be as big of a statement piece but it turned out super cute.

Materials Needed: (all bought at the Dollar Store)

  • Small grapevine wreath
  • Bunny figurine
  • Moss
  • Jelly Beans

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I spend $4 on this nesting bunny and she is mighty pretty. I found a small grapevine wreath but it was still a little big, so I cut it and rewrapped it to it had two layers, like Ann’s. Then, I placed the wreath on an upside down tea-cup saucer, filled it with moss, but Miss Bunny inside, added a few jelly beans (and ate a few just to make sure Miss Bunny would like them), and DONE.

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What do you think? Any suggestions for future 5 minute projects?

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