Summer Dollar Tree Thermometer

8 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy

I absolutely love a craft that is both fun and inexpensive. If you're the same, you'll like this project! It's pretty standard here in Arizona to have patios and pools, and I figured this would be a cute idea for those Arizona summers.

summer dollar tree thermometer

This is all you'll need!

summer dollar tree thermometer

Start by brushing some black paint onto the edges of the thermometer. It will give it a cute weathered look. Apply the paint unevenly, and don't let it dry!

summer dollar tree thermometer

Then grab some cinnamon, yes- cinnamon! Sprinkle it over the wet paint and allow it to dry with the paint.

summer dollar tree thermometer

Hello faux rust! I love this technique. It also has a bit of texture which is fun.

summer dollar tree thermometer

Once it's dry, wipe the loose cinnamon off. It will now look like rust spots.

summer dollar tree thermometer

Next, center the thermometer in the middle of the board. (If you are using vinyl lettering, lay that out before screwing down)

summer dollar tree thermometer

I used the vinyl letters on the top and bottom of the board with a fun Arizona saying!

summer dollar tree thermometer

Flip it over and add the picture hook to the back.

summer dollar tree thermometer

These where a hit so I made a few as gifts! It was so not an expensive craft and it is a great gift for the summer.

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