Valentine’s Door Hanger

XO Door Hanger

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’m still plowing ahead thinking it won’t matter all that much until I realized I had left the lid off the matte modpodge and the contents were a big rock. Seriously. I’m the worst at lids.

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!

XO Valentine's Day Door Hanger

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.

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  1. Jenna this is so beautiful! We love it! Thanks for linking it up to our weekly Crafty Showcase. We will be featuring this later today on our Facebook page! Way to go and keep sharing your beautiful projects with us. Susie @Bowdabra

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