Less than a week to go to Valentine’s Day and I finally finished the door hanger for the front door. It took double the time since I made some fatal errors that resulted in me having to start over from scratch. But it’s done and it’s hanging on the door in the snowmaggedon that continues outside.
I wanted an XO door hanger and had this idea to modge podge some scrapbook paper on to the X and O letters I picked up from Michaels.
First I traced the letters on to the paper. And there’s the first mistake.
I didn’t look at the paper before I traced on the back. Oh. Heck.
I figured I could fix it by matching the pattern and cutting and modpodging the new piece over top of the booboo. Yay me.
Then I got the bright idea of spray painting the letters pink to match the paper. Except that wasn’t very bright at all because I forgot to read the label on the spray paint and wound up with high gloss pink that wouldn’t dry. Mistake number two.
I moved on to the high gloss mod podge #craftstash. Except now I realize that by tracing the paper on the back it didn’t fit when I went to attach it to the front of the letters because they weren’t symmetrical. It’s at this point that I poured a glass of wine and gave up.
Fast forward two weeks and I’ve replenished my supply of letters and craft paper. Since I didn’t know you could shop online at Michaels, I nicely wasted two weeks waiting to go into town.
So here we go again. This time I carefully traced the letters on the paper, pattern side up so I knew they would match up. I didn’t bother painting them at all and just went straight to mod-podging the paper on the letters. You know. Because sometimes I actually learn from my mistakes.
Once the letters were dry, I flipped them over and attached some pink ribbon (from my endless supply) to hook the letters together and at the top to make a bow.
I also hot glued these cute little crocheted roses to the bottom of the letters to jazz them up a bit.
And success!! Finally!
And here it is hanging on the front door.
Everything has looked so bare since the Christmas decorations came down, I was thrilled to finally have this door hanger finished.