Learn how to make a cute XOXO wall sign with a Goodwill® find. A perfect gift or kid craft with your favorite tween.
This post is sponsored by Goodwill®.
DIY projects are so much more fun when you take something old and make it new again. Today I’m going to show you how to make a cute XOXO wall sign.
We’ve partnered with Goodwill® today to share this fun tutorial with you. Any time we’re looking for DIY ideas, I like to try to start with something old or already loved that we can pretty-up and make new again.
How to Make a Cute XOXO Wall Sign
We started our project at Goodwill where we found a bunch of already loved treasures just waiting for a new use. Whether on a budget or just looking for a unique gift idea, I love to find hidden treasures that need a make-over. This XOXO wall sign started out as an old country/farm style sign… with a little paint and glitter, we turned this old wood decor into a bright and glittery new wall piece, perfect for tweens.
My daughter helped with this project through the entire process. The painting blends are easy to create for older kids. With younger kids you can help by creating some outlines of where the colors go and then help with blending. I’ll show you how!
- Use wall decor or wood that needs some love
- Craft paint and brushes
- Glitter paint
Allow paint to dry between each step.
Cover work space to prevent any accidental spills.
Shop at your local Goodwill for a sign or picture that needs a facelift
Clean and dry the old wall sign. Add a base of white paint. We like to use craft paint for our projects – it dries quickly and has far less fumes than spray paint.
Add a pretty ombre color blend. Start with pink and add a block of paint. Then add pink and teal on the brush, blending as you go. Add a teal block of color. Repeat the steps with teal and purple. You can go back and add a second coat of paint and blend the colors more as you’d like. Allow paint to thoroughly dry.
Using a pencil, sketch the XOXO where you’d like it on your sign.
Paint the XOXO with a broad paint brush and white craft paint. Add a second coat if you’d like. Allow to dry completely.
Apply a coat of glitter paint to the entire sign.
You can seal the entire sign if you’d like with a spray or brush on sealer.
Display and enjoy!
We’re all about glitter and unicorns around here. So anything we can re-purpose to something magical is fair game. Goodwill is close, convenient and always full of things we can reuse and make new. Every time we go there are new things to discover and everything is at great prices. A little bit of clean up and a lot of crafty fun!
Here are some of the other things we found on our Goodwill shopping trip.
I always look for fun DIY projects to remake and give as gifts too. Check out my haul… wall signs to re-do, a pretty picture frame and some great kids books. This entire pile of goodies was less than $20. We can craft all kinds of fun at that price! I created a cute unicorn box with another Goodwill find.
More reasons I like to shop Goodwill
Not only can I always find fun things to create with at Goodwill, the prices are fabulous and my purchase helps the community I live in. We donate to our local Goodwill and shop for gently used items as well. My favorite aisle is the boxes and baskets and I always hit up the art and picture frames. There’s so many great project ideas just waiting to happen. All that said, Goodwill isn’t just a store, it’s about supporting the community. Did you know…
- Goodwill provides job preparation, skills training, education assistance and support services to millions of people each year who are facing challenges to finding employment.
- Every 23 seconds, someone gets a job through the help of Goodwill.
- Goodwill is an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator of the “reduce, reuse, re-purpose” practice. Through its entrepreneurial business model of collecting and selling donated goods, Goodwill helps communities extend the life of usable items in environmentally sound ways.
- Goodwill functions as a social enterprise by creating 25 jobs per brick-and-mortar store, generating essential revenue for mission services, and providing a direct solution for donors and communities to the issue of sustainability regarding unwanted goods.
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