Sometimes I pick up projects to work on, and sometimes they go a completely different direction than I originally intended for them to go! That is what happened here, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I bought this wood banner flag door hang and was going to make something for my front door for the 4th of July. Then I thought “I’ll just make it double sided”. Well, I started to make it double sided, and I didn’t like how it was going, so I scratched that idea. And, I’m happy that I did. I adore the way this turned out and it makes me happy every time I see it. I also realized after I got it done and had it on my front door that 1) I must really like this color combination together (see my living room) and 2) I must really like hello in cursive (see my door mat here). Anyway, today, I’m sharing with you how I put this Hello Front Door Sign together, so you can make one of your own as well.
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- Cricut Explore Machine
- Wood Banner Flag Door Hang
- Paint Brush
- Spray Sealer
I lightly sanded my wood, and then I painted the entire thing turquoise.
I used my Cricut Explore Machine to cut out the word Hello out of vinyl, applied my transfer tape, then applied it to the wood.
I peeled up the transfer tape and was ready for paint. Funny story, years ago when I first started using vinyl, I thought “I don’t need transfer tape, I can do it without it.” Ha! The joke was on me, life is SO much easier with transfer tape!
I painted over my stencil with my white paint.
Then carefully peeled up my vinyl. A lot of times when I peel up the vinyl, it pulls some of the other paint off. I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t sand the wood well enough before I put the paint on, if I’m not letting my paint dry long enough, or something else. I’ve been having it happen for years, and I haven’t been able to figure it out. I touched up my turquoise paint after I took the vinyl off though.
I sanded the edges of my board lightly, and then I used a this spray sealer to seal the paint. This Mod Podge Matte Sealer is my favorite because it give the project just a light shine and really makes it look finished.
Once everything was dry, I put the ribbon through the holes and tied a cute knot at the top.
And hung it on my front door!
I really love the way it looks on my door. It’s SO happy! It’s perfect for Summer time! It also goes well with my No Soliciting sign. I’m not a fan of solicitors coming to my door, so that was one of the first things I wanted to add to our home after we moved in, it only took me six months. 🙂
So tell me, if you had a Hello Front Door Sign, what color would you paint yours?