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Sometimes I want something hanging on my front door that is simply not a wreath. If you’re a fan of farmhouse style decor like I am, you’ll love this pumpkin door hanger. With just a few dollars worth of supplies from the Target Dollar Spot you’ll be ready to make one for your front door too!
- wood pumpkin ($3 from Target’s Dollar Spot)
- transfer embellishments ($3 from Target’s Dollar Spot)
- white acrylic paint
- foam brush
- pre-made bow or ribbon to make your own
- floral wire
First we want to give the wood that weathered and aged look. Start by getting a little bit of paint on your brush then putting streaks of it on the wood. You can see what I mean if you look to the right side of the pumpkin in this picture.
With no extra paint on your brush move it in an up and down motion to spread that paint over the pumpkin. Always start with less paint than you think you’ll need. You can always go over it again with more paint.
I did a second layer of paint. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Paint until it looks good to you.
While you’re letting the paint dry, choose the embellishments you want to use.
When the paint is completely dry, arrange the embellishments on the pumpkin. Cut them apart between each piece of wood.
I tried using a popsicle stick to transfer the embellishments to the wood, but it wasn’t working well for me. Using a closed pair of scissors instead did the trick. You’ll know it is transferring when it becomes lighter in color through the clear sheet.
Do one cut section at a time before you carefully peel away the clear sheet. It is very easy once you get the hang of it.
I made a bow using burlap with lace ribbon and secured it to the pumpkin stem using floral wire.
Twine can be tied then looped around the hanger on the back for an easy way to hang the pumpkin.
Isn’t it sweet? I think this is the perfect phrase to welcome people into our home.
Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!
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