Wednesday, September 9, 2015

DIY Door Hanger

This year I decided I wanted one of those super cute teacher door hangers for my classroom. I searched on Etsy but the ones I really liked were more than I wanted to spend so I tried out a DIY project and I LOVE the way it turned out.

I took pictures along the way so I can show you exactly how to make one for yourself.

You'll need:
1 burlap place mat (Hobby Lobby)
pink, white, yellow, silver paint
black Sharpie
plastic bags
hot glue gun
decorative flower
hanging wire

Step One: Draw a line vertically down the middle of the burlap place mat. Cut in half.

Step Two: Use a piece of card stock and position as in the picture below. Draw two lines along the edge of the card stock to create the pencil tip. Cut these pieces off. This was the easiest way I found to make it even. Do this to both pieces and save one piece for later steps.

Step Three: Use a black Sharpie to draw the tip and eraser.

The next steps are pretty self explanatory so I didn't take pictures of those.

Step Four: Paint each section. The burlap really soaks up the paint so it takes a lot.

Step Five: Let dry and use a Sharpie to write your name.

Step Six: Hot glue all of the edges to the piece of burlap you have not used yet. Leave the eraser edge unglued.

Step Seven: Stuff with plastic bags.

Step Eight: Hot glue the end closed.

Step Nine: Glue on decorative flower and attached wire hanger. I used three pieces of wire and twisted them together to make it thicker. I stuck the ends through the burlap and twisted close.

You're Finished!! Super easy, cheap, and cute!

If you make one I would love to see a picture of how it turns out.