[This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.]
If you guys only knew how often I visit The Home Depot you would seriously laugh out loud. I can recognize every worker at all of the stations, and I can even point customers in the right direction if they need help finding something. My husband knows some of the employees by name! So, yes…we do love The Home Depot and their products. I am not saying that because I have to…I am saying that because I want to.
With that being said…I was so excited to be invited back to this years DIH Workshop Virtual Party by my sweet friend and colleague, Maryann from Domestically Speaking. 25 DIY bloggers are participating this year and it’s all about building a “Seasonal Character Door Hanger”. I will not only be showing you how to make a seasonal character door hanger, but I will tell you how to sign up for your local Home Depot DIH Workshop so you can make your very own!
Here’s the Home Depot’s version of the seasonal character door hanger…
I fell in love with the witch and really needed something cute for our front door that was focused more on Halloween rather than just Fall, so I decided to follow suit and create a witch, too.
Here’s my “Wicked Witch Door Hanger” and we like to call her, “Door-is”…
What do you think of “Door-is”? Isn’t she sassy? She looks a little like she’s smirking at you, don’t you think?
I took my witch a few steps further and lit up her eyes and added some green hair…
We think “Door-is” is adorable and enjoyed putting our own spin on her. The entire family had a part in creating her and now we will enjoy “Door-is” through the years.
If you are interested in makng your very own, The Home Depot offers workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages, and experience levels. There are three types of workshops available-
Participants can learn how to build decor projects, how to make easy home repairs, and how to operate tools through demonstration and step-by-step instructions.
You can register for this DIY workshop at your Local Home Depot right now!
Here’s a quick step by step building guide if you decide to try this at home…
1- 1″x 6″x 8′ Tongue & Grove Stock Board
1-1″x 4″x 8′ Pine Board
16 1 1/4 screws
2- eye screws
paint (black, green, purple, white)
decorations (see below for my choices)
First, cut your boards so you have:
-(3) 32″ pieces from the tongue & grove board.
-(2) 24″pieces from the pine board
-2 angled pieces from pine board (both 4″ at top and 3″ along the bottom)
Next, glue the tongue & grove boards together to make the base.
Then attach the “hat brim” by measuring 8″ down on one side, and 12″ on the other so it’s at an angle like in photo below.
Slide in angle pieces in between 2 larger pieces and secure with screws on both sides.
Lastly, add 2 eye screws to the top evenly so it will hang level. Add the rope to hang after you decorate it.
Now comes the fun part…decorate it.
I painted the face green with spray paint, and the hat with black spray paint.
Then, I took it inside and hand painted the brim of the hat with acrylic purple paint. I asked my talented daughter to draw the eyes, and lips with pencil. I managed to draw the nose, but it took me a few
hours tries. Then I painted the eyes white with a brush, and once dry outlined them and everything with black permenant marker.
We drilled a whole in each eye to stick battery operated fairy lights into it from the back. For the hair, I cut a purple wig from my daughter’s collection and unscrewed the screws just enough to slide the hair in-between the 2 pieces of wood. Then I tightened them up.
Lastly, I added a strip of black felt to the purple rim and stuck on some sparkly crystal square shaped stickers for the hat buckle. Oh, and the beauty mark above her lip is a self adhesive crystal.
“Witch‘ Seasonal Character Door Hanger” will you make at your local Home Depot?
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