I love decorating all the doors in my home. A plain unfinished wood doorhanger doesn’t have to profess your desire for no disturbance – it can be a creative personalized statement for any bedroom, bathroom or even a closet. Doorhangers can be miniature works of art or they can simply announce whose room you are about to enter. As always, everything I used for this project came from my stash…no craft store coupons were injured in the making. #CraftYourStash-ers unite!
- Unfinished wood doorhanger
- Black gesso (I like gesso for its flat finish)
- Earthsafe Finishes Iridescent Paints by Ann Butler Designs – Sheer Gold, Sheer Russet
- Rubber stamps – one large all-over pattern, one focal image
- Paint brush, cosmetic wedge sponge, sanding block
- Self-adhesive rhinestones
- Self-adhesive vinyl rhinestone sheet
- Embroidered letter, craft glue
Gently sand away any rough edges of the doorhanger, then paint both sides and the edges with a coat of black gesso and let dry.
Use the sponge to dab a light coverage of gold iridescent paint on the large all-over pattern stamp, and press firmly on to the front of the doorhanger; let dry. Since paint stamping can be a bit tricky to get just the perfect amount of paint applied to the stamp (too much paint or a heavy touch loading it with the sponge will clog the image), I sometimes intentionally smudge random areas with my fingertip to distress the image a bit before the paint dries.
Stamp the focal image a few times with russet iridescent paint on top of the pattern; let dry. These paints are so lovely and sheer – it looks like the gold was stamped on top of the russet, but it wasn’t. Accent with small rhinestones.
Trim a row from the vinyl rhinestone sheet to adhere along the edges of the doorhanger. Glue your embroidered initial in place – and it’s ready to hang on the door.