My husband and I changed the front door to our home last year. Instead of a solid door, we now have an oval shaped glass panel in it. I love this look, but it makes it hard to use wreaths now, so I am always looking for new ways to decorate the door. This Christmas Ornament Door Hanger is this years Christmas decor and I love the way it turned out.
I first saw a version of this door on a site from the Netherlands called Welke. The directions were in Dutch but I figured that I could work out how to make it just by looking at it. Since our panel is oval, I decided that a diamond shape would work better than the triangle that I first discovered on the site.
We are also giving our kitchen a remodel, so I have lots of extra wood. My poor husband is about ready to move out, I think. Every time he has some off cuts of wood, I say “I know what we can make with this!!” (as he rolls his eyes, knowing that we means lots of work by him.) But bless his heart, he always helps me out!
(This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.) To make this Christmas ornament door hanger, you will need the following supplies:
- Four Pieces of wood sized 19″ x 1″ x 3/4″ thick
- 4 Screws
- Wire cutters
- Staple Gun
- 2 1/2 feet of light weight chicken wire
- white spray paint
- hot glue Gun and hot glue sticks
- 20 small lightweight Christmas ornaments
- 4 mini snowman ornaments
- Wire Edged Ribbon
- 12″ of 1/4″ white ribbon to tie the bow
- silver ornament hangers
To start the project we cut four pieces of wood to the size we needed for our door (19″ x 1″ x 3/4″ thick) We made an angled cut on one end but left one end square. Photo shows only two angles, but you will need four. Four make the top and bottom joint and the other opposite ends will be measured and cut later for the center joint.
The next part was the hardest for us to figure out. I kept saying “why didn’t I pay more attention in geometry class?” Finally, we figured out that laying each of the angles on top of each other and using a straight edge gave us the center cut that we needed. This was also glued and then screwed together.
The next step was to square off the bottom and top of the Christmas Ornament Door Hanger.
A quick spray of white paint on both the wood and chicken wire and it was ready for me to hang my ornaments. I used 20 small lightweight ornaments and four flat backed small blue and white snowmen mini ornaments on it.
The last step was to use 2 1/2″ wire edged ribbon to make a big puffy bow. I just wound it around and around, tied it in the middle and then used the thin ribbon to loop through the chicken wire on the back to hold it in place and then puffed it into a big round bow shape.
Thanks to Welke for the inspiration for this project.
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