Dollar Tree Cottage Decor Door Shovel Wreath

Dollar Tree Cottage Decor Door Shovel Wreath

Welcome to our craft tutorial on transforming ordinary shovels into charming decorative pieces! In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to add a touch of creativity and rustic flair to your shovels using spray paint, Mod Podge, cinnamon or sand, and a few other materials. With just a little effort and imagination, you'll turn these functional tools into eye-catching decorative accents that can enhance your home or garden decor. So let's dive in and bring new life to those shovels with this fun and easy DIY project!

What you need

Plastic Dollar Tree Shovels
Spray paint (color of your choice)
Mod Podge
Cinnamon or fine sand
Brush or sponge applicator
Twine or String

UV-Protected Cottage Flowers

Torn homespun Cottage fabric or Ribbon


This lovely version of the Dollar Tree Cottage Wreath photo has been contributed by Amanda C. Thanks for sharing your pretty cottage version of the Shovel hack Amanda.

Step into the enchanting world of cottagecore decor with our delightful craft tutorial. In this guide, we will unveil the secrets to transforming ordinary shovels into stunning decorative pieces that perfectly embody the whimsical charm of cottagecore aesthetics. By infusing a touch of creativity into your home or garden, you can create a unique and personalized ambiance that celebrates the beauty of nature and rustic elements.

Through a series of simple steps and imaginative techniques, we will explore how spray paint, Mod Podge, cinnamon or sand, and rustic accents can come together to breathe new life into these humble gardening tools. Whether you dream of revitalizing your outdoor space with a dash of cottagecore magic or seek to add a captivating accent to your interior decor, this tutorial is your gateway to crafting shovels that transcend functionality and become true works of art.

Immerse yourself in this fulfilling and rewarding craft project as we guide you through the process, allowing you to unleash your creativity and infuse your own personal style. So, let’s gather our materials, embark on this enchanting journey, and discover the joy of transforming ordinary shovels into extraordinary pieces that radiate the warmth and charm of cottagecore decor.

Prepare the Shovels:

Ensure the shovels are clean and free from any dirt or debris.
Shake the spray paint can well to mix the contents, You can use brown, or black.
Hold one shovel and apply a coat of spray paint to one side. Allow it to dry completely.
Once the first side is dry, flip the shovel over and apply a coat of spray paint to the other side. Let it dry completely.
If you missed any spots, you can go back and touch up those areas with additional spray paint.

Applying Mod Podge and Cinnamon/Sand for a rusted-aged effect.

Divide the shovel into sections for easier application.
Take a brush or sponge applicator and apply a coat of Mod Podge to one section of the shovel.
Sprinkle cinnamon or fine sand generously over the Mod Podge-coated section. Gently tap the shovel to remove any excess and ensure even coverage.
Dab a small amount of Mod Podge on top of the cinnamon or sand. Avoid brushing it to prevent disturbing the cinnamon/sand.
Continue working on one section at a time, applying Mod Podge, sprinkling cinnamon/sand, and dabbing Mod Podge until you have covered the entire side of the shovel.
Set the shovel aside to dry completely, and repeat this step for the other shovel this gives the shovels a rustic aged effect for a cottage decor feel.

If you notice any missed spots or areas where the Mod Podge dried white, go back and cover those spots with Mod Podge, sprinkle cinnamon/sand, and dab Mod Podge as before.
For a more rustic or heavily covered look, repeat the process of applying Mod Podge, cinnamon/sand, and Mod Podge in the desired areas until you achieve the desired effect.

Once the shovels are completely dry you can decorate your design.

Glue your shovels together with hot glue and then wrap them with twine.  For this cottage look, plastic flowers are used in a natural wildflower style.  We highly recommend using UV-protected flowers so that they can last many seasons.

Glue the flowers into place and adds ribbons or bows to the design.

Wrap a torn piece of homespun fabric around the twine, adding a rustic touch to the overall design. Using hot glue attach a loop at the back to hang on the door.

What do you think of this project? Let us know!