Christmas is over, but here’s another good idea for you to file away (or make with post-Christmas sale materials): use one of those cool silver trays to make a festive family sign for your home. Reader Dena at Sweet Pickles and Chocolate made this one for her family. You can find almost everything you need for it at the dollar store, and hopefully you already have some acrylic craft paint in your crafting arsenal. Get all the details at Dena’s blog [for making a dollar store Christmas sign.]

Project Estimate:

  • Silver-colored tray, $1
  • Dangles, such as ball ornaments, $1 or on hand
  • Ribbon, $1 or on hand
  • Acrylic paint, on hand
  • Drill, on hand

Total: $1 and up