Christmas Ornament Door Hanger

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.This Christmas ornament door hanger is perfect for front doors that have an oval glass panel in them. This type of door makes a round wreath look odd.

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.

Christmas Ornament Door Hanger

Image shared from Welke

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!

Make your own Christmas Ornament Door HangerSupplies for the Christmas ornament door hanger

(This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.)   To make this Christmas ornament door hanger, you will need the following supplies:

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.Cut the wood and angle one side of the pieces.

Next I hot glued the two angled ends together with a hot glue gun to hold them in place. HOt glue the angled ends together

When the glue set, Richard drilled the joint and attached screws to hold it in place and then trimmed the chicken wire with wire cutters..Drill and screw the joints together

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.

Measure and cut the middle joint

The next step was to square off the bottom and top of the Christmas Ornament Door Hanger.Square off the top.

The rest of the project was easy.  We placed the chicken wire on the back, and used a staple gun to fasten it in place.Attach the chicken wire with a staple gun

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.

Attach the ornaments with ornament hangers

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.Make a bow for the Christmas ornament Door hanger

TaDa!  It fits perfectly in the glass portion of my front door.Christmas ornament Door hanger

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Speakes!  See how to make the Snowman shutter project here, and the Elves on Duty sign here.This Christmas ornament door hanger is perfect for front doors that have an oval glass panel in them. This type of door makes a round wreath look odd.

Thanks to Welke  for the inspiration for this project.

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2 comments for “Christmas Ornament Door Hanger

  1. December 30, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Thanks for sharing beautiful DIY project for Christmas.
    Your oval shaped panel door looks elegant with blue color paint. Ribbon with blue color ornaments are perfect match with your shiny front door. Overall looks very nice.

    • Carol
      December 31, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Martin. Glad you like it !

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