If you’re looking for a fun and budget-friendly way to spruce up your home decor, look no further than the Dollar Tree DIY watermelon sign. This simple yet eye-catching project will not only add a touch of summer charm to your living space but also demonstrate your creative flair. Let’s walk you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own watermelon-themed sign. Let’s dive in and bring some refreshing summer vibes to your living space!

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Dollar Tree DIY watermelon sign
Dollar Tree DIY Watermelon Sign

Materials You’ll Need Dollar Tree DIY Watermelon Sign

 Step-by-Step Guide How Do You Layer Chalk Couture Transfers

Layering Chalk Couture transfers is a fantastic way to create unique and stunning designs on your chosen surface. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to layer Chalk Couture transfers.

Select Your Chalk Couture Transfers: 

Choose the Chalk Couture transfers you want to layer. Consider designs that complement each other and will look beautiful when combined.

Some Chalk Couture transfers come as a set and need to be layered to complete the design as the watermelon stencil. However, You can layer any of our transfers to create a custom home decor craft project.

For this Dollar Tree DIY Watermelon Sign, we’ll use two Chalk Couture transfers but we’ll be chalking three transfers due to the watermelon stencil being a set.

Clear as mud?? LOL .. Keep going you’ll see what I mean.

I also have a Chalk Couture How To youtube video to help you as well!

Prepare Your Dollar Tree Sign Surface: 

Ensure that your chosen surface, whether it’s a Dollar Tree sign, chalkboard, wood, glass, or any other material, is clean and free from dust and debris. This will help the transfers adhere properly. I used a spritz of water and Chalk Couture scraper to remove the glitter from the Dollar Tree sign and paint it. You can use chalk paint, Sherwin Williams paint, acrylic paint, and even watered-down Chalk Couture chalk paste.

Let it Dry!!

First Chalk Couture Plaid Transfer

First, I applied the woven plaid stencil as the background design using Chalk Couture chalk paste white.

How do you use Chalk Couture large transfers? If I’m using a small sign, I will leave the transfer on the white backer sheet and place the sign under the transfer. You can view my process in detail in the below youtube video.

Let it Dry!

Second – Layer The Chalk Couture Watermelon Transfer

First Transfer Layer: 

Start with the bottom layer of your design. Peel off the white backing sheet and carefully place it on the surface. Press it down firmly to ensure it sticks evenly.

Squeegee the First Transfer: 

Use a Chalk Couture squeegee (or an old credit card) to apply the Chalkology paste over the design. Spread the paste over the openings in the design. Scrape off any excess chalk paste and put back in jar, making sure the entire design is covered.

Tip: Chalk Couture transfers that come as a layered set have small “alignment” markers. You will add chalk paste to the markers on the first layer allowing you to line up the markers to the second transfer. After you have completed the project wipe off the alignment markers.

Remove the First Transfer: 

Gently lift the first transfer from the surface, revealing the base layer of your design. Be careful not to smudge the paste as you remove the transfer.

Let the First Layer Dry:

Allow the first layer of Chalkology paste to dry completely before proceeding to the next step. This will prevent smudging when you apply the second layer.

Second Transfer Layer: 

Now it’s time to add the second layer (top layer) of your design. Peel off the white backing sheet and position it over the dried Chalkology paste from the first layer. Press it down firmly.

Squeegee the Second Transfer: 

Once again, use the squeegee to apply the Chalkology paste over the second transfer. Ensure that all the openings in the design are filled with paste and remove any excess.

Remove the Second Transfer: Gently lift the second transfer from the surface, revealing the combined design with both layers.

Let It Dry!!

Allow the second layer to dry completely. Once the paste is dry, your layered Chalk Couture design is complete.


Add Finishing Touches: If desired, you can add additional embellishments, colors, or details using Chalkology paste, ribbon, paper to enhance the overall look of your design.

How Do You Layer Chalk Couture Transfers Youtube Online Tutorial

Remember to clean your Chalk Couture transfers and squeegee immediately after use to prolong their life and maintain their quality for future projects. With practice and creativity, you can achieve beautiful and intricate layered designs that will impress everyone who sees them.

The Dollar Tree DIY watermelon sign is a fantastic way to inject a splash of summertime delight into your home decor. With its easy-to-follow steps you can create a vibrant and personalized piece that’s sure to impress your guests. Happy chalking!


How do I remove the staining from my Chalk Couture stencil?

Chalk Couture paste may stain your Chalk Couture stencil. This staining will not affect your design just make sure you have all the chalk paste off. You can try to use a Chalk Couture board eraser to remove the staining.

What is the Chalk Couture board eraser for?

After you remove the chalk paste with water sometimes you’ll still a light image or “ghost” image that can’t removed with water. The Chalk Couture board eraser will easily remove the ghost image. It can also be used to remove the staining that may occur on a Chalk Couture transfer.

How To Make Chalk Couture Paste Permanent?

To make the Chalk Couture paste permanent you will need to spray the completed Chalk Couture project with a Spray Sealant.

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