This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts, all thoughts, words, and opinions are my own.
If you guys didn’t see recently, we repainted our little ranch house with a fresh coat of white paint with lots of gray highlights, so naturally I wanted to spruce up our new “Peppercorn Gray” front door a little bit with some holiday decor. Today I’m sharing this easy Holiday Front Door idea with some of my favorite crafting products, the FolkArt Painted Finishes in Barnwood (remember THIS post about Barnwood?), along with my traditional favorite, Mod Podge (like this fun mod podge post)!! Are you ready for some holiday crafting?! Let’s get started!
4 pieces of wood sized 2″ wide x 24″ long
2 pieces of wood for the back of the “pallet”
FolkArt Painted Finishes in Barnwood with Barnwood Wax
Wooden Christmas tree from Michaels
Scrapbook Paper in Christmas patterns
Mod Podge (I used Outdoor Mod Podge, but you can pick your appropriate formula)
Scissors and pen
Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Paint in “Habanero”
Start by creating your background wooden pallet. I used the FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood base paint and then went over it with the Barnwood Wax to create the great aged wood look. **Find more information on how to use the Painted Finishes with THIS post.
After your boards have dried, turn them over and lay them barnwood side down with the four boards lined up evenly. Place an extra board at the top and at the bottom and mark cut lines where the boards should be trimmed. I used a circular saw to cut them and after they were cut, I hot glued them in place to crate my “pallet” for the sign.
Once my pallet was created, I started on my Christmas tree. I selected seven different types of patterned scrapbooking paper and started at the top of the tree. I traced around as much of the tree as I could, then improvised the in between, using my scissors to cut it out and trim as needed. I did this for each layer of the tree until all the tree was covered.
Next, I used my Outdoor Mod Podge to seal attach the paper onto the tree and seal it. I started at the bottom and layered each piece of paper. I painted a base coat on, added the paper, then painted another heavy coat over the top. I finished it all off with one more thick layer of mod podge over the whole thing and the edges.
Once I was done, I hot glued the tree onto the pallet and got to work on my JOY stencil. I simply traced the stencil and then hand painted the letters onto the board with the red “Habanero” Martha Stewart craft paint.
Finally, I added a cute ribbon I found at Michaels that looks like the end of a scarf. I hot glued it onto the top of the board, then I added some decorative buttons onto it. I hung it on my door with a command strip and was all set!
This would be fun for your front door, over your mantel, or just about anywhere really. It really simple to make and you have the option to change your colors and patterns as you need to fit your holiday decor!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Check out all the Plaid Creators holiday front door wreathes below!