If you know me, you know of my love for LEMONS and BEES! It is really more like an obsession, instead of simply saying LOVE. So this adorable, and simple DIY craft from an old Dollar Tree Mason Jar Sign is really a great base to make your own wreath attachment!
Make Your Own Wreath Attachment
The best part of this DIY Dollar Tree craft is that it would be a great door hanger on your front door all by itself. It is the right amount of cute if you are looking for something simple and sweet. But this would also be an added touch of SUMMER fun to a large wreath you may already have hanging on your porch, as well.
That is why crafting is so much fun. The possibilities are endless and creativity is encouraged! So what do you think? Should we get started on making one of your own adorable Dollar Tree Mason Jar Signs? I think so!
- Dollar Store Sweet Summer Vibes Sign
- Lemon and BEE Scrapbook Paper
- Lemon Wired Ribbon 2”
- Acrylic Paint – Black, Metallic Silver, Bright Yellow, Cardamom Yellow, Brown
- Chicken Wire Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
- Ribbons of all sorts: Pom Pom, Black and White Striped, White, Bllack, and White Polka Dot
- Bee Button Embellishment
- Mod Podge
- Mini Iron
- Parchment Paper
- Sanding Block
- Nail File
- Chip or paint brushes
- Foam Brush
- Hot glue
- Heat Gun
- Baby Wipes
- Puppy Pads
1 – Grab your Sweet Summer VIbes Sign from Dollar Tree and remove the attached limes on the front and set them aside for later. Also, be sure to cut off the string used for hanging. Tip* You can paint over that side of the sign. Or, you can just leave it alone since it will rest on your door anyway and be covered up.
2 – On the backside of your sign, apply a coat of black paint, being sure to not paint the top of your jar. Don’t forget to paint the handle of your mason jar sign and the edges as well. Tip* If you think this sign is too small to put on your door, attach it to a large green wreath with some embellishments as we talked about up above. Just be creative y’all!
3 – Carefully add some silver paint on top of your mason jar. Now the back of your sign should be completely covered in paint.
4 – Use your heat gun to speed up the drying process.
5 – Grab your Lemon and Bees Printable available on the blog. I printed mine on cardstock so it is thicker. There are instructions on the blog to get it the proper size for this craft. Tip* You can use any piece of scrapbook paper you have in your stash. Using mine is just an idea!
6 – Lay your painted side of the sign down on the back of your scrapbook paper. Trace out the mason jar shape with a pencil. Cut out following along on the lines. I cut so my handle is seen entirely. Tip* If you don’t want to completely cover your jar, that is just fine. Be creative… add circles of your scrapbook papers or even a line across the jar. Just have fun with it.
7 – Grab the lemon and lime that we removed from the original sign. With a sanding block, remove the glitter residue. Wipe clean of debris.
8 – Paint both of those with your cardamom yellow, thin enough to leave the lines peeking through to serve as a guide later. With a tiny paintbrush, add your bright yellow to add some details to the lemon’s rinds. It is okay if it is not perfectly smooth because it adds some texture to your lemon slices.
9 – Turn on your iron to begin prepping for the Dry Mod Podge Technique for this DIY sign. This will help to add the paper in a way that is not wrinkly for your end result.
10 – Grab your foam brush to add your Mod Podge evenly to your painted mason jar. Dry your Mod Podge with a heat gun.
11 – Once covered, grab your Lemons and Bees scrapbook mason jar cutout and carefully place it on your jar. Be sure it hits on the edges. Apply a piece of parchment paper and place it over the paper. With your iron, apply heat to help your scrapbook paper so it will adhere to the wood. Move your parchment paper in sections to be sure that the paper is completely attached.
12 – Next grab your sanding block and rub off the edges of your scrapbook paper all the way around your sign. This will provide a nice clean edge. Tip* Use a nail file/emery board for the tight areas on your sign.
13 – Next let’s add some detail to the top of your sign with the Chicken Wire Ribbon. Pull off just enough to be able to wrap a bit around the back edge of your jar’s top. Bend it to hold it in place to help you measure the correct amount. Cut with heavy-duty scissors and hot glue in place on the back.
14 – TOTALLY OPTIONAL STEP! You can skip this step entirely. Or you could add a little sign, quote, and interchangeable spot to have this sign be even more adorable. It is up to you. BE sure not to write the words directly on your scrapbook paper so it is not TOO busy on your sign. Add a black background as a base. Ideas for quotes to use are Sweet Lemons, Welcome, Hello Summer, and Summer Vibes.
15 – Grab your tiny lemon slices we painted before and reapply back to your sign with hot glue. Play with placement.
16 – Add a bit more of your bright lemon paint on your lemon attachments to be sure your green from the limes from before, is not peeking through. Add some brown details to really enhance the look with some shading.
17 – Let’s add a bow. Grab your Lemon Wired Ribbon and cut off about 15 inches. I am not exact so you don’t have to be either. Maneuver the ribbon so it forms an “Awareness Loop” and then pinch it together in the center to create your double loops. (I am not a bow maker, so if you know how to do it better, then PLEASE do it!)
18 – Cut a piece of jute to secure the bow and tie it tight to help form your simple bow in the center. Be sure your jute is long enough to tie on additional layers of ribbon to build up your bow.
19 – Cut some dovetails on the ends of your ribbon tails. Once happy with your bow, hot glue onto your side. Tip* Use dental floss to help make your bow instead of jute.
20- Cut some sections of pom pom ribbon, black and white striped ribbon, white ribbon, black and white polka dot, etc, to add some added cuteness to your bow by repeating the above steps. Tie it in place with your jute. Hot glue in place. Add as much or as little as you want.
20 – To add the finishing touch, add a tiny bee button right into the center of your bow with some hot glue.
21 – To be able to hang your wooden sign, add some jute to the back to create a hanger by hot-gluing it in place on both sides. Tip* – If you are adding this to a wreath, attach this the best way you see fit. Hot glue some wire to help tie it in place on your wreath or maybe even a pipe cleaner if that’s what you have in your craft stash. Be creative!
I can’t get over how cute this enhanced Dollar Tree Sign turned out. This DIY craft is the perfect way to get you excited for the upcoming summer months, as spring is winding down. Something about mason jars and lemonade makes me feel all the summer vibes!