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I love a good dollar store craft and when you combine that with Disney, I am 100% sold! This adorable DIY Dollar Story Disney Countdown Wreath is fun to make and a great way to help get every excited for your upcoming magic!
Dollar Store Disney Countdown Wreath
We have not booked our next Disney trip just yet, but my sister did tell me that my nephew is just about ready to go meet the Mouse! I am already so excited and hoping that we can make this happen next year. This adorable dollar store Disney countdown wreath is going to be perfect to prep our entire family for some magical experiences!
I love making crafts with items from the dollar store and honestly, they always turn out so good! This one is a bit simple, but you could definitely dress it up a bit if you wanted. That is the best part about crafting, you can make things to your own taste and always add some personalization!
All the supplies for this craft were purchased at Dollar General. You can likely find most of them at other dollar store brands as well. I know I have seen all of these supplies at our local Family Dollar and Dollar Tree too!
- Wire floral wreath – mine is 12 inches
- Wooden clothespins – I purchased 3 packs of 44 each and had some left over.
- Small picture frame
- Mod Podge
- Black glitter
- Chalkboard paint
- Red acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Strong glue – you can use either a hot glue gun or E6000
- Take the glass out of the picture frame. Set the frame to the side.
- Paint the glass of the picture frame with a thin layer of chalkboard paint. Let it dry and paint an additional coat. I ended up painting 4 thin layers of paint on mine, just to be safe!
- The number of clothespins that you use will depend on the size of the wreath. Before you get started, arrange the clothespins on part of the wreath to get an estimate of how many you will need to paint. It only takes a second to arrange them! For this wreath, there are 2 layers of clothespins. One on the outer rim and one on the center.
- Paint half of the needed clothespins red and half of them black. Be sure to paint the sides and ends! TIP: I keep (or reattach) the clothespins on the cardboard sleeve that they come on while I am painting the tops and bottoms. It makes painting many of them at once possible.
- While the clothespins are drying, take a bit of Mod Podge and coat part of the frame you had set aside.
- Sprinkle generously with black glitter.
- Continue until the frame is fully covered.
- Once everything is dry, begin to assemble your wreath. Start with the outer layer of clothespins.
- Then, clip the center layer of clothespins to the wreath. You can glue them in place, but I didn’t find it necessary for ours.
- Reassemble your frame. If you have a Cricut or vinyl cutting machine you can cut out the words for your chalkboard, but I just wrote them with a bit of white acrylic paint. Be sure to leave space for you to write with chalk the number of days as you countdown!
- Using hot glue or a strong glue (I used E6000) glue the frame to the center of the wreath directly on the clothespins.