Today I am excited to show you a way to knock off an expensive wall art item by using paint and giant plastic scissors from the Dollar Tree.

Sold by Through the Country DoorMy inspiration for this project came from Through the Country Door.  I was looking for school themed wall decor to decorate the family workspace I am putting together.

I started with a giant pair of plastic scissors found in the toy section at the Dollar Tree.

I primed it with inexpensive white spray paint.

Then I taped off the scissors and spray painted the blades with Krylon’s Silver Metallic Paint.  After it dried I moved the tape and spray painted the handles with Krylon Black paint.IMG_4066

To make the blades look more realistic, I brushed on Deco Art’s Crafter’s Acrylic Paint in black and wiped it off.

IMG_4072This is the technique I used to make my faux silver bowl.  I think it makes the silver paint go from looking cheap to looking like real metal.  I love this finish!



And there you have it:  awesome scissor wall art for a few dollars!



  1. I love it Morena! Great idea for a seating or quilting room.
    Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

  2. Oh, these are so cute! Thanks for sharing how you made these plastic scissors look so real. I saw your post as it was in the top 5 best from the Dollar Store Challenge…congrats!


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