Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Buffalo Check Sign from dollar store supplies

 Learn how to make a sassy Buffalo Check Sign from dollar store supplies.


Buffalo Check Yo' Self Sign made from dollar store products



It is no secret that I love buffalo check.  I mean some would say it's totally 2015, but I think it's classic and will never go out of style.  Black and white is always a good idea!  

When I was browsing the silhouette store, I found this cut file and knew I needed to make something for my craft room (which is decked out in buffalo check).  So the next store I browsed was the dollar store to grab supplies.  


How to make a sign from dollar store supplies


You'd be surprised what you can find at the dollar store.  Granted, it's not always the highest quality and you have to have a little imagination for some things, but you can find some great supplies for projects!  



dollar store trick or treat sign


Early last month, I found this trick or treat sign at the dollar store.   Side Note:  when you see something you like or think you can use, you have to buy it quick because things sell out fast at the dollar store.



dollar store trick or treat sign



The sign wasn't terrible as is, but I knew it could be better.  The trick or treat paper image peeled off leaving a blank piece of wood awaiting a new identity.


dollar store trick or treat sign remade into updated sign



There was a little bit of paper and glue residue left over, so I lightly sanded until the surface was smooth.  Don't forget to wipe the dust off with a slightly damp cloth.


dollar store trick or treat sign remade into updated sign



I brushed mod podge (yes, you can find small bottles of mod podge at the dollar store) onto the wood, then laid a piece of wrapping paper, a little bit larger than the wood, on top. Wrapping paper is a little fragile once it's touched the mod podge so be very careful.  But if it tears, gently smooth it down with your fingers and apply more mod podge.  Once the mod podge is completely dry, use a piece of sandpaper along the edges of the wood to  remove excess wrapping paper.



dollar store trick or treat sign remade into updated sign



Brush 1-2 more coats of mod podge on top, letting it dry in between.  I find using mod podge so satisfying. It reminds me of using Elmer's glue for craft projects in grade school.  



Buffalo check sign from dollar store supplies


While the mod podge was drying, I cut the saying from the silhouette store in black vinyl. Once it was dry, I applied the vinyl to the sign.  Then I tied a piece of what else... buffalo check ribbon around the sign!


Buffalo Check Yo' Self Sign from dollar store supplies



Some may say I have too much buffalo check in my house.  I mean I do have buckets, rugs and towels in the kids bathroom, dishes, a cork board, cloth napkins and a table runner, a blanket, pillow covers, and storage boxes in my craft room.  But I say that's just enough!  In fact, I might need a few more things.



Buffalo Check Yo' Self Sign made from dollar store products



The next time you're browsing the dollar store look for items that you can make into d├ęcor pieces that are your vibe.  You can use paint, paper, mod podge and a little creativity to make over dollar store pieces, like this sign.  It is so simple and easy to make a Buffalo Check Sign from Dollar Store Supplies.


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