Decoupage Spring Wall Sconce - Easy Dollar Store Craft

Since shopping for craft supplies is no longer an option, I've been digging through my craft bin to find inspiration for easy seasonal craft ideas to share. Since my focus these days has been decorating our home for Spring, I thought I'd share this easy dollar store craft idea for budget-friendly Spring or Summer decor. Everything I used to make this DIY Decoupage Spring Wall Sconce was purchased from the dollar store.

DIY Dollar Store Spring Wall Decor

DIY Decoupage Spring Wall Sconce


These are the supplies I used to make the DIY decoupage wall sconce.

Decoupage Dollar Store Craft Supplies

If you've been following me here, you know that I love to decoupage with napkins. An entire furniture makeover was inspired by just one napkin on my Serpentine Dresser makeover. But I also used some dollar store napkins as a surprise element on Mom's Jewelry Armoire makeover. I love how napkins add an instant wow factor.

When I saw the pretty floral napkins they had to come home with me but at the time I had no idea what I was going to do with them. Same with the cute floral cast iron hook.

DIY Wall Sconce Decorative Hook

I think it was the pretty color of this flameless hanging candle jar that caught my eye and the plan was to incorporate it with my Spring ottoman tray vignette.

DIY Hanging Wall Sconce Candle Jar

But I'm glad that all these dollar store supplies could be used to make this easy Spring wall decor instead.

I painted the bronze metal hook white with chalk paint that I had on hand so it was a prettier contrast against the floral paper. I distressed the raised bits with sandpaper so they popped.

Decoupage Spring Hanging Flower Vase

The wall sconce can be used as a pretty hanging flower vase for Spring, or summer for that matter. Fill the jar with small pebbles or glass beads like I did and set an arrangement of artificial flowers inside. With the flameless candle only, it's a lovely mason jar candle holder.

There isn't a tulip to be had under the eight inches of snow on the ground here. The April Fool's joke is on us this year! I didn't have a faux plant to place inside nor did I want to risk going out to find one, so the fake tulips are also from my dollar store stash.

Decoupage Spring Candle Wall Sconce

Whether a candle holder or a flower vase, either option could be used indoors or outdoors throughout Spring and Summer. But if used outdoors, the decoupage napkin would need to be protected with outdoor grade Mod Podge (yes, it's a thing). I would recommend it be hung in a covered area of the yard though.

Spring Mason Jar Wall Sconce

Here's how I made the DIY wall sconce

DIY Decorative Wall Hanger

Step-by-step instructions for decoupage napkins on readymade plank sign

If you've never tried your hand at decoupage with napkins before, I've included easy to follow step-by-step instructions below.

Decoupage Wall Sconce Instruction Pictorial

  1. Sand the wooden plank sign smooth with a 120-grit sanding pad and wipe with a lint-free rag.
  2. Remove the extra ply from the napkins. It can be a bit tricky getting it started but if you rub on a corner it will start to separate.
  3. Find the napkin pattern placement you like. You may need to cut around some of the flowers so you don't have any napkins overlapping. You'll want to work in sections, starting with the largest piece of napkin. Apply a generous coat of Mod Podge onto just that area of the wooden sign with a foam brush. Place your hand inside a clean sandwich bag or a latex glove and run your hands over the napkin to smooth out any wrinkles.
  4. Repeat step three for the remaining napkins. You may need to cut out individual flowers to fill in any empty spaces. Don't worry about the napkins hanging over the sign, we'll deal with them later. Dab any areas that didn't have good contact, especially along the edges, with Mod Podge using a small artist's brush or the edge of the foam brush. Don't fret about the wrinkles, it's inevitable you'll have some.
  5. Once the Mod Podge is dry you can trim the napkins in one of two ways. Use a sharp retractable craft knife OR 220 grit sandpaper along the edges. 
  6. Protect the napkins with a couple coats of matte Mod Podge or if you plan on hanging this outdoors, be sure to use Outdoor Modge Podge. TIP: Make sure you have a generous amount of Mod Podge on the brush or you risk tearing the paper. Also, whatever you do, don't go over the same area twice.

Here's what you'll need to make it. While my supplies were purchased at the dollar store, I've included links to similar products that you could use and get delivered right to your door from Amazon. They contain affiliate links and as an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.


Hanging the wall sconce

The jute twine hanger was facing the wrong direction so I removed it with an upholstery staple remover and attached a sawtooth picture hanger instead. But I could have easily just moved the twine the other direction and stapled it back onto the plaque.

DIY Wall Sconce Hanger

That's it! I hope I've inspired you to "shop your home" to find items to make something similar for your seasonal decor this year. Since we're all stuck inside, adding pretty things that lift our spirits and bring us joy is more important than ever.

Here's another idea that you may like, also made with dollar store finds. This decoupage napkin birdhouse looks so cute displayed on a mantel or in a tray on a table.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

If you enjoyed this easy Spring wall decor, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Spring Decor or Spring Craft board on Pinterest.


DIY Decoupage Wall Sconce For Spring

Dollar Store Craft With Decoupage Napkins

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19 comments

  1. I love this Marie, so clever to use napkins!!

    Tania

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  2. So pretty Marie! I've using napkins too for projects lately.

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    1. Thank you so much my friend, I hope you are well. So much fun decoupaging with napkins, isn't it! I'll pop over for a visit soon to take a look.

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  3. It’s so pretty Marie! I love decoupaged but have never tried napkins. I think after reading this I will give it a try! And I can totally relate in regards to digging in your craft supply, that’s me everyday! 😂😂

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    1. Thanks Christina! Be forewarned, once you decoupage with napkins you'll be hooked and you'll never look at napkins the same way again. LOL

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  4. Looks so pretty! I love dollar store crafts. It's nice to see your projects back in the link parties. Pinned.

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    1. Aw thanks Allyson, for the sweet comment and the pin 😀 I went through a creative slump there for a bit.

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  5. This is awesome! So clever, and so simple to put together.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Alexandra! I needed some colorful flower decor in my life right now. LOL

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  6. My goodness! This is amazing Marie!!!
    You do have some seriously wonderful supplies at home!

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    1. Thank you very much, Maya! Thanks to our local Dollarama stores, I have an abundant craft supply for sure. 😉

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  7. Very pretty Marie! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle link party - this will be one of my features this Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Roseann, I'm glad you like it and big hugs for the feature. xo See you on Saturday 😄

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  8. Ahhhhhhhh, I think you've just taught me a really neat trick when it comes to mod podging napkins. We call them serviettes here BTW, coz napkins go on baby's bottoms :D Anyhooos, using a sandwich bag is going to make things so much easier next time around. Thanks so much Marie

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    1. LOL, Michelle, here serviettes is the fancy-schmancy word for napkins 😉. Glad you found the sandwich bag tip helpful.

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  9. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  10. Hi Marie,
    I have seen so many bloggers doing Mod podge of late. I think I need to get some and try a few of these sweet crafts.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Mod Podge is my happy place! LOL It is so much fun creating instant wow factor with napkins or paper. Be forewarned, Kris, that once you try you'll be hooked! Have a great weekend as well.

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