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How to Make a Christmas Door Hanger
Making this Christmas over the door decor was easy and inexpensive since I used two tags from the dollar store (price $2). For this reason, these would make great budget-friendly gifts.
Door Tags Craft Supplies
- Wood Door Tag Signs (be sure to order the 14″ size)
- White and red chalk paint
- Zip tie
- Small paintbrush
- Mod Podge (use the one for paper)
- Merry Christmas Design
- Craft paper
- Cardstock paper
First Step: Prepare for The Tag Signs for Painting
I recommend you watch this how-to video before you begin.
Since I purchased ready-made door tags, I had to remove the glitter to make the surfaces smooth.
I found that sandpaper worked best to remove the glitter and smooth the surface.
Next, I used a mini cordless vacuum to remove the sanding debris; however, you can use a dust cloth to remove the mess if you do not have a mini vacuum.
Second Step: Painting the Door Hanger Tags
I used chalky finish paints to paint the tags since they dried in minutes and were the perfect colors.
If you have a new tag without any design, you will probably only need one coat of paint. However, my tags required three coats of paint since I had to cover the old design.
Note: I had to wait for each coat of paint to dry before painting the next coat of paint.
I repeated the same process with the white one for the red tag.
Third Step: Applying Mod Podge
To prepare my red tag, I applied a coat of Mod Podge.
While the Mod Podge was drying, I used my Cricut to cut out the design.
Fourth Step: Prepare The Door Decor Design
After cutting my Merry Christmas design, I carefully weeded the design and reserved the leftover cardstock with the design cut out of it.
Fifth Step: Trace Design from Template
I used the leftover cardstock paper with the design removed as my template for the design placement.
Before tracing the design, I used a ruler to find the center of the tag and the words. Then, I aligned the centers and traced the design using a pencil.
Sixth Step: Attach Cut Out Design
Next, I used a small paintbrush to apply Mod Podge to each letter before positioning them inside my traced placement lines.
I found it easiest to pour some Mod Podge on a plate for this application.
Seventh Step: Mod Podge Over Christmas Door Hanger Design
Then I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the entire red tag.
Note: If you use this as a Christmas front door decoration, I recommend an outdoor Mod Podge.
Eighth Step: Painting Polka Dots
Next, I made a template for the dot placement on white craft paper. First, I drew circles to paint the polka dots with a pencil. Then I placed the template with the pencil circles down on the white tag.
I traced them on the opposite side to transfer the circles onto the tag.
Next, I used a pouncer and red chalky paint to paint the polka dot pattern over the traced pencil circles.
After the painted dots were dry, I painted white highlights on a few dots.
Ninth Step: Secure Door Tags Together
I used a zip tie to hold the two sides of the door hanger.
Tenth Step: Add the Perfect Bow to your Door Hanger
Then I added the perfect bow that matches the ribbons on my Christmas tree.
Eleventh Step: Secure the Tag halves Together
Next, I applied hot glue to the area between them to hold the two halves together.
Merry Christmas Door Hanger Display Ideas
I used a 1/4″ red ribbon to make a hanger loop, but I could have used wire or a pipe cleaner for the hanger.
This door hanger is hanging in my home in my mudroom to greet my family when they enter.
I used an over-the-door hanger to hang it.
More Christmas Home Decorations Ideas:
Easy Christmas Candy Calendar.
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