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Fall and Christmas Character Door Hanger

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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.  See full disclosure below regarding DIH Workshop.*  The holiday season is HERE!!!  I love this fun Character Door Hanger project because it can easily transition from fall into winter and cover your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas porch decor.

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Character Door Hanger

Fall is my FAVORITE time of year and I just love how this cute scarecrow turned out.  This character door hanger could be painted with any seasonal face though.  This Thursday, October 20th, 2016,  at your local Home Depot you can signup to attend the DIH (Do It Herself) Workshop.  It’s free and it’s a great hands on demonstration where you can learn how to make your own Character Door Hanger.

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Let me share how I made mine…

MATERIALS NEEDED: {affiliate links included for your convenience}

  • 1 – 1˝ x 6˝ x 8´ Tongue and Groove Pattern Stock Board
  • 1 – 1˝ x 4˝ x 8´ Common or Pine Board
  • 1 1/4″ brad nails for nailer
  • wood glue
  • craft acrylic paint
  • stain wipe-on cloths
  • paint brushes

ADDITIONAL TOOLS:

First step is cutting down your boards.

  • Measure and mark three (3) 32˝ sections from the 1˝ x 6˝ x 8´ Tongue and Groove Pattern Stock Board
  • and two (2) 24˝ sections from the 1˝ x 4˝ x 8´ common board
  • cut them with your miter or jigsaw

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Squeeze some wood glue into the grooves of the tongue and groove boards and attach them together.

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Time to attach the brim.  Measure 8″ down from the top right side and 12″ down from the top left side.

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Place one of your cut common boards on those lines, making sure the overhang is equal on both sides.  The use the nailer to attach the common board to the tongue and groove placing 2 nails per board.

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Flip it over and match up the other common board on top of the one you’ve just attach underneath.  Attach the common board with the nailer using 2 nails per board again.

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Then it’s time to start the fun… paint and stain!!!  For the scarecrow side I used a creamy vanilla shade of acrylic paint and some butterscotch acrylic paint mixed together for the face area.  The hat I used a stain wipe-on cloth.  If you haven’t tried cloths – they are so quick and easy with no cleanup!

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Some fun paint colors made for some cute eyes, a candy corn nose and a sweet smile.

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Such a cute fall addition!!!  Now onto Christmas…

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The snowman side has a white base, black hat and then I used some black, orange and pink paint for the face.

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Here’s a little video I made…

 

So fun!!!  Remember this Thursday is the DIH Workshop at your local Home Depot!!!

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On the third Thursday of every month it’s GNO (Girl’s Night Out) at The Home Depot!  These are the perfect workshops for all newbie DIYers and/or you experienced DIYer.  All skill levels are welcome!  I love attending the DIH Workshops and watching women use power tools for the first time!  So don’t be intimated… sign-up!  The Home Depot also offers a DIY Workshop and they have the fun Kid’s Workshops as well.

Now here’s some other awesome takes on this fun Character Door Hanger from some other great bloggers:

Live Laugh Rowe ** The Turquoise Home ** Cherished Bliss ** TIDBITS ** Refresh Restyle

The Creative Mom ** My Sister’s Suitcase ** My Love 2 Create ** Sweet Charli ** Not Just A Housewife

Domestically Speaking ** Lovely Etc ** Redhead Can Decorate ** Yesterday on Tuesday ** Elizabeth Joan Design

The Rustic Life ** One Artsy Mama ** Tonality Designs ** She Leaves A Little Sparkle ** Our Vintage Nest

All Things Thrifty ** Our Thrifty Ideas ** Junque Cottage ** The Crafted Sparrow ** Sweet Rose Studio

*The Home Depot partners with bloggers such as me for DIH Workshop program.  As part of this program, I received compensation for my time.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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  2. Wow, so cute. I will do a similar one in the upcoming halloween day. Certainly my kids will love it!
    Also, your nail gun is perfect, how much is it?

  3. This was so much fun, Maryann! Thank you for including me. You’re lucky I don’t live in your neighborhood. I would steal that cute scarecrow!!! XO

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