Seasonal Character Door Hanger – Tutorial

Easy Seasonal Character door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Remember when I told you about the DIH Workshop for these holiday door hangers last week? Well today I get to share with you my version of the project!!! It was fun to put our own spin on it, and the kids loved helping out too. You know that the kids are involved when there are googly eyes! 

October DIH Workshop - Seasonal Door Hangers

Wanna make your own? Make sure to sign up for the DIH Workshop on October 20th at your local store.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Who knew that these few pieces of wood could become such a fun project. The kids loved helping glue together the tongue and grove pieces, and pushing them all together. It’s fun to make these projects with the kids, and find the small things they can help do.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Because the kids were helping me, I drew the face on santa, and had them paint in the lines…or try to!

We painted the face of Santa a tan color, the beard and mustache white, and then traced out the mouth and mustache with grey. We then used a circle paint spouncer sponge for the nose! And of course, we tried painting on the eyes but it turned out looking like a 5 year old did them (because a 5 year old did!). So to cover it up we decided on some fun googly eyes.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Once the Santa was done, we had to hang it from the eye screws. I used some twine and attached a bunch of ribbon to the top of the string to act as a bow.

The other side of the Santa got turned into a snowman. It was fun to decorate it the same as we would have an actual snowman.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.He was simple to paint, doing white on the bottom and a dark grey for the hat. We used the circle paint spouncer sponge again to paint the eyes and mouth on the snowman. Then we did a small triangle with a rounded end for the nose. Something simple and easy for the kids to help paint. 

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

On both the Santa and Snowman sides, we used a little sand paper to distress the figure a little, revealing the wood underneath. 

Easy DIY door hanger tutorial with step by step instructions.

There are some other fantastic bloggers sharing their holiday door hangers today. Make sure to go check them all out!

Live Laugh Rowe

The Turquoise Home

Cherished Bliss

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Refresh Restyle

The Creative Mom

My Sister’s Suitcase

My Love 2 Create

Sweet Charli

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Domestically Speaking

Lovely Etc

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Yesterday on Tuesday

Elizabeth Joan Design

The Rustic Life

One Artsy Mama

Tonality Designs

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Our Vintage Nest

All Things Thrifty

Junque Cottage

The Crafted Sparrow

Sweet Rose Studio

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Comments

  1. I love how it turned out, Vanessa. SO cute!

  2. What a sweet Santa & Snowman! Just darling!

  3. I love that you used both sides! So smart and it turned out great!

  4. Love your Santa and Snowman! Great tutorial.

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