Saturday, November 29, 2014

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger

I love hand-making gifts.  There is just something about having someone special on your heart while crafting something for them with your hands.

Recently I made this door hanger for Little K’s adopted Aunt G.  Aunt G has been a blessing to all of us, and has become part of our family.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger

{Begin with a reclaimed drawer front.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Spray it with 1-2 coats of the color of your choice, letting each coat dry before the next application.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Trace letters onto the drawer front, so that the word NOEL will be printed vertically.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Using a white paint pen, outline the letters.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Fill in the letters using a small paint brush and white craft paint.  If you would like, you can lightly shadow the letters using a pale gray and a very thin brush.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Let it dry.  Lightly sand to give the piece a distressed appearance.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Spray with 1-2 coats of a clear matte finish, letting it dry between coats.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Once dry, you can use this piece as a decorative “leaner”, but I felt it needed something more.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Drill a small hole each of the top two corners, using a 1/8” drill bit.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Cut 19 gauge steel wire to your desired length.  Wrap it continually around a broom handle or thin PVC pipe.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{Lace the wire through the drilled holes and secure it by twisting it into place.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger


{To add a bit of extra festive color, lace fabric or ribbon through the wire and tie a bow that will rest at the top of the piece.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger

{Voila!

DIY Reclaimed Wood Noel Door Hanger



{Now gift it to someone special who keeps you In Good Company.





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