DIY Door Decor

October 20, 2011

A while back I bought this wooden “S” from Hobby Lobby without really knowing what I was going to do with it.

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But I finally decided on a quick, inexpensive way to decorate and display it in our new place.

First, I sanded down the surface to get rid of all the stickiness left from the price tag and labels

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And covered it with a few coats of acrylic white paint.

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After the white paint dried, I used blue painters tape to create vertical stripes and covered the exposed surface with silvery grey paint.

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Once that dried I carefully peeled off the painters tape

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And used the corner of my sponge brush to fix any areas where the paint bled under the tape.

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Then it was time to decorate! For our wedding I made some cute flower accents out of craft foam and buttons. We used them on our guest book recipe box and card box.

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We still have the recipe box filled with everyone’s wedding wishes, but the card box was a bit large to just keep on a shelf. So I popped the flowers off before throwing the box out and have been hanging on to them ever since. We’re planning on using the same shade of orange as an accent color in our living room, so the flowers will fit in nicely with all of our other d├ęcor…that we plan to get...

Anywho here’s the finally project:

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I cut out some leaf shapes from green and white felt and stuck the whole thing on with a hot glue gun. I’m not really thrilled with the shade of green on the leaves, but it was the best I could find at Joann’s. I might replace it later on, but for now I’m just happy to finally have something finished and on display!

Here it is hanging on the inside of our front door:

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At first I had it hanging from an orange ribbon, but it just didn’t look quite right, so I took the ribbon off and used the curve of the S to hang it onto the hook instead.

Yay! My first completed DIY decoration! Not bad for about five bucks and a couple hours of work!


Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That is such a lovely monogram!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters/USS Crafty said...

I love this!

Melissa L said...

Hello from Sundae Scoop Link Party!

This turned out lovely! Love it! :D

Have a fabulous and inspired day!

~I hope you can take a moment to pop over to and checkout my (relatively new) blog! I a follower of yours and would love you to give some blog love as a follower of mine! Happy Crafting!

Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home said...

This is so cool! And very cute! I would love it if you linked this up at my link party! You can find it here:

Maria said...

Ooohh how pretty! I love what you did! So fun and creative! I love it!!!!

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Another beautiful idea!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!!

Thanks, Nichi

kristi dominguez said...

Beautiful! Such a great idea, Kimberly! I love that you put it on the inside of the door! I never think to decorate there!