A few years ago, I made this funky heart door hanger. Somehow, during our move, it got lost. Since it was fairly easy to make, and I really love the shape, I decided I was going to make a new one, with an updated design.
Here’s what I used:
– Wood for heart (I used 10″ pine)
– Vinyl or paper for stencil
– Wood glue
– Exacto knife
– Craft Wire and Ribbon for hanging
– Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
– Cut File (see link below)
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Here is what I did:
I used a piece of 10″ pine for the door hanger. Since the wood wasn’t big enough to fit the entire heart, I had to slice the heart shape in half. Once that was done, I used my cutter and cut the design out of vinyl (I could have cut it out of paper, but since it’s so big, I thought vinyl would be easier). Then, I placed the two pieces of vinyl on my board and used a jigsaw to cut out the shapes.
Then, I sanded and painted both sides a soft pink color.
While that was drying, I cut, weeded, and applied transfer tape to the vinyl stencils. I made the stencils a couple inches bigger than the heart.
When the paint was dry, I removed the backing off the vinyl and applied it to the heart.
I used an Exacto knife to trim the vinyl stencil down closer to the size of the heart and then removed the transfer tape.
I painted one more light coat of pink paint. This prevents the next color from bleeding under the stencil.
Then, I painted on the darker pink.
Once that was dry to the touch, I carefully pulled up the vinyl.
I used wood glue to attach the two pieces together.
To finish it off, I drilled a hole in each side and added wire and ribbon for hanging.
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