Shabby chic door hangers are a great way to use up left over supplies and to make custom gifts at the same time. These are my go to colors for the shabby chic style. Some go with lighter creamier colors I like the bold mixed with black and white. Although my taste has evolved a bit, I am still a fan of the shabby chic look and I always will be probably. I have a couple of co-worker/friends with upcoming wedding and baby showers so I decided to create them a custom shabby door hanger.
Materials for shabby chic door hangers:
- Woodsies Wood Slats
- Hemptique Hemp
- Adtech Lo Temp Glue Gun and Cool Temp Glue Sticks
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints- Snow White, Khaki Tan, Bubblegum, Indian Turquoise
- embellishments of choice
- Wool felt
- Alphabet stamps and ink
- Sanding block, scissors, paintbrushes, drill and drill bit, sewing machine and thread
Instructions for shabby chic door hangers:
Lightly sand and paint the wood slats. I used two coats each for the front and back. I dry brushed each slat with white paint.
Create the hemp flowers using the glue gun and glue sticks. Create coils and apply a small amount off glue to hold the hemp in place. I highly recommend using a low temp glue gun as you will be touching the hemp in places where the glue has been applied!
I used sparkly embellishments as the flower centers.
To create the leaves, freehand cut the wool felt into leaf shapes. Use the sewing machine and thread to freeform sew leaf details. Some people call the sewing freestyle. You can use what ever term you want. Just make it happen.
Assemble the door hanger pieces and hot glue in place.
Use stamps and ink to stamp sentiments on the door hanger. I decided on “do not disturb” (wedding), “guest room” and “baby dreaming.”
Finally, drill some holes in the top corners, insert some hemp and you have a sweet shabby door hanger.