I wanted to share this simple Affordable DIY July 4th Door Hanger with you to kick off another great summer season of family, fun, grilling, and games.
You were probably expecting a wreath, but I felt like it was time for something different. My plan was to make something simple, affordable, and bright.
DIY July 4th Door Hanger Supplies:
All of the Paper Studio products were 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby this week, keeping the cost of this project way down.
One Walnut Hollow 3-pack of project wood (8-inches by 10-inches)
1-the Paper Studio Chip Decor Star 3.5-inch
1-the Paper Studio Chip Decor Chip Number 4 3.5-inch
1-package the Paper Studio raw lowercase Serif 2-inch Chipboard Letters
2-sheets 12-inch the Paper Studio American Flag paper
Apple Barrel Real Red Gloss Acrylic Paint
Apple Barrel Too Blue Matte Acrylic Paint
Anita’s White All Purpose Acrylic paint
Modge Podge Gloss-Lustre Waterbase Sealer, Glue, and Finish
Pencil with new eraser
Braided picture wire or string
How To Make A Affordable DIY 4th of July Door Hanger:
Step 1: Paint your chipboard letters and let them dry completely.
Normally, I would have used paper plates for this part, but I am all out. Ugh. Well, this is better for the environment anyway, and you can wash the paint right off the glass plates.
Step 2: Mark your measurements on your scrapbook paper, then trim the paper to cover your project wood.
In this photo, the blue with white stars paper is 4 3/4-inches by 4-inches. The red and white striped pieces are 8-inches by 10-inches when put back together.
Step 3: Glue your paper to the wood project board and decoupage them. Allow to dry completely.
Step 4: Paint a pattern on your chipboard star. To get dots, dip your pencil with a new eraser in the paint and dab the paint on your star. Originally, I painted dots on the chipboard 4 also, but decided it liked it better just blue.
Step 5: Paint a pattern on your chipboard letters. A small paintbrush can be used to add a couple of stripes.
I also ended up covering these in blue paint. It seemed like the patterned pieces blended in to the background a lot.
Step 6: Attach your wire or string to the back of your project board with your stapler. You will need to give it a good hit to get the staples to go into the wood.
Step 7: Attach your chipboard embellishments to your decoupaged project board with glue.
There it is, a Simple, Affordable, DIY July 4th Door Hanger that you can enjoy this summer! Sorry about changing a couple of things on the fly, but after seeing the designs on the chipboard fading into the background, I wanted to give you another option. Feel free to make your own adjustments on yours. I can’t wait to hear about the designs you come up with for your decoration. I hope you have made some great plans with your family and friends to celebrate our independence this year!