Since the 4th of July decorations have long since been removed, I've been thinking my front door looked rather uninviting. I wanted something that would be appropriate for any season (and really inexpensive). So, after digging through the craft bins, I found rub-ons with friendship sayings and scrolling embellishments and plenty of paper and Mod Podge. Using these simple articles as inspiration, I felt I was already half way to my new door decoration! It kinda makes me feel like MacGyver making something inviting out of odds and ends. :)
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|Some of my supplies...note the clearance stickers!|
I used Mod Podge to decoupage an artist canvas panel (these are sold in pkgs of 6 and cost about $1 each) using a pretty Kermit frog green tissue paper. I think this color looks nice against my brown door.
|Covering the canvas panel|
After the canvas panel was covered. I painted a wood letter 'S' black. Once it dried, I attached it to the center of the canvas panel using E-6000 adhesive.
I cut out the rub-ons and played around with them until I decided what words I wanted to use and where I wanted to place them.
After attaching the rub-ons to the canvas panel, I thought it looked too tiny for my door so I took a Dollar Tree picture frame and removed the glass and filled in the frame with black scrapbook paper. I then glued the frame to the back of the canvas panel. Finally, I glued and stapled a ribbon to the picture frame and canvas panel to hang it on my door. I had to staple the ribbon several places on the frame and canvas panel to make it hang flat against the door and not pitch forward.
|Placing and applying the rub-ons|
|Revamped version on left - original on right|
My new door decoration is very affordable and much nicer than a plain brown door! More importantly, I hope it conveys our joy of having family and friends over even before we can answer the door! WELCOME!
|Welcome...the more the merrier!|