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Christmas Door Hanger

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I wanted a Christmas door hanger with only red and white to coordinate my holiday decor, so I decided to create one. I plan to use this inside since I made this Christmas wreath for my front door.

Merry Christmas door hanger with greenery and a pinecone on a table

Christmas Door Hanger

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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 

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.

Sanding the door hangers to remove the glitter

Sanding door tags

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. 

Painting one of the door hangers pieces with white chalk paint

Painting one side white

I repeated the same process with the white one for the red tag.

Painting the other half with red chalk paint

Paint the other side red

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. 


Painting the red piece of the door hanger with Mod Podge

Applying Mod Podge

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. 


Remove the extra card stock from the cut out words for door hanger

Weed cut words

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.

Using a pencil to trace on the red piece the placement for my cut out letters

Trace word placement

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. 

Painting the cut out letters with Mod Podge before placing them on the door hanger

Apply Mod Podge to letters


Placing the R on the red piece in the traced lines

Attach the letters to the red side

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.

Paint on a coat of Mod Podge over the entire red side of the door hanger

Paint on 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. 


Trace the placement of the red polka dots on the white side of the door hanger

Trace dot placement

Next, I used a pouncer and red chalky paint to paint the polka dot pattern over the traced pencil circles.

Using a pouncer add red polka dots inside the traced lines on the white side of the door hanger

Paint on the red dots

After the painted dots were dry, I painted white highlights on a few dots.

Using a small paint brush add some white highlights on some of the red polk dots

Add highlights

Ninth Step: Secure Door Tags Together

I used a zip tie to hold the two sides of the door hanger. 


Secure the two sides of the door hanger together with a zip tie then trim the zip tie

Attach the pieces with a zip tie

Tenth Step: Add the Perfect Bow to your Door Hanger

Then I added the perfect bow that matches the ribbons on my Christmas tree.


Attach the bow with a small piece of ribbon through the same hole as the zip tie

Attach bow

Eleventh Step: Secure the Tag halves Together

Next, I applied hot glue to the area between them to hold the two halves together. 

Adding hot glue between the door hangers where they intersect

Add hot glue

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.  

Merry Christmas door hanger with red and white check bow sitting on a wood table

Merry Christmas Door Tag


More Christmas Home Decorations Ideas:

DIY Christmas Candle Holder.

Christmas Candle holders sitting on wood slices on the table

DIY Christmas Candle Holders

Easy Christmas Candy Calendar.

Christmas Candy Calendar hanging on wall with greenery, red berries and fairy lights

Christmas candy calendar


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Sunday 5th of December 2021

I love this project idea!

Kippi Ohern

Thursday 9th of December 2021

@Paula@SweetPea, Thank you so much. I have it up and it is really fun.

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