Dollar Tree Bell Makeover
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A while back one of my sweet followers shared with me a picture of a bowl that she painted to look like enamel ware. Along with the picture she also explained the technique she used to achieve the enameled look. With that in mind I knew I had to try something similar with these bells from the dollar tree. Except I didn’t want the enamel wear look, I wanted the rusty look. Using her technique along with a few products from Walmart I was able to achieve the rusty look I was going for. Let me show you how, it’s so easy!
- Dollar Tree bell (s)
- Textured Spray paint
- Chalk paint ( I used waverly brand in plaster)
- Paint Brush
- Petroleum jelly ( I found this at the Dollar Tree)
- Paper towels
- Thick twine ( Found this in the craft section of Dollar Tree)
- Embellishments ( You can use just about anything! I chose a pick from Walmart.)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: First, take off any tinsel or loose decorations that may be on the bells. Spray paint the bells with a light coat of the textured spray paint. You will need at least 3 coats of paint. I recommend doing the inside of the bell first and then the outside. Make sure to spray the handle as well! I didn’t spray the handle in these pictures and I’m not really sure why…do as I say and not as I do! LOL
Step 2: Once the bells are completely dry rub some petroleum jelly where you wan the “rust” to show. I just pick a few random spots on the bell and then I go completely around the bottom. Next, paint the entire bell with the exception of the top loop, white. Allow the paint to completely dry and then wipe it off with a paper towel. The “rust” should show throw the white and you will have what looks like a rusty bell.
Step 3: The last step is to embellish the bell. I hot glued twine around the top ring. I then hot glued a pick I found at Walmart to the front of the ring.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube