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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Door Hanger

It is that time of the year. Time to pull out and dust off all of those holiday decorations that have laid dormant in the garage for the past year. I love to make new decorations each year for my front door and windows. I know, I know...my holiday crafting definitely makes it look like a hoarder lives in my garage!

This year I wanted to involve my kids in making decorations  Usually I am a little picky of what goes up, but this year my 6 year old wanted to get involved. So off to crafting heaven, or Hobby Lobby as it is better known, for some inspiration.

Instead of the normal wreaths I like to make, we decided to go for a door hanger. I love it! It was so easy to make and you do not just have to make it for Halloween, you can spell anything and decorate in anyway you want!

What you will need:

B, O, O wooden letters (any size you want)
scrapbook paper
wooden ghost (they came in a three pack)
mod podge
ribbon
scissors
paintbrush
acrylic clear spray paint
hot glue gun



First, take each letter and trace it onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Then cut them out.


Paint on a light coat of mod podge on to the letter and apply your scrapbook paper. Then apply another thin layer on top of the paper making sure you get all of the crevices in the letters. This will help make sure the seams are sealed between the letter and the paper.



Hot glue the ghost onto your letters....wherever you want!


Take the out side and give them a spray, let dry. Give them about 3 coats.


Make sure you spray the ghost!


Cut three pieces of ribbon and tie your letters together. There you go! Go hang up your door hanger with pride!

2 comments:

  1. Awesome!! I went out and bought the materials for this exactly after reading :) I could find the little ghost but that's ok!!! Thanks for sharing

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  2. this is so cute!!

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