Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monogram Door Hanging and Christmas Projects Links

Here's another project I did last week, using what I had around the house:

Monogram Door Hanging

I had to hang our wreath next to the front door on the brick because it was so big. I really liked the wreath there, but I wanted something on the door also. I had seen ideas for monogram door hangings all over pinterest. I wasn't about to break my Christmas Challenge and go buy a papier-mâché  or wooden "W", so I set out to make my own.

I used:

A Large Cardboard Box
An Exacto knife
Spray Paint
Spray Adhesive
Epsom Salt (I love that stuff!)

I drew out a large "W" on an old used poster left over from a homeschool co-op class. I traced it onto a large piece of cardboard I had cut out from the side of a box. I actually cut two of them, with an Exacto knife. I glued both pieces together, so they would be thick. Then, I used some white yarn and wrapped it all around the cardboard.

I didn't like how bare it looked, so I used ivory spray paint to soften it up a bit. It still needed something. In keeping with my winter theme, I decided it needed snow. AKA Epsom salt at my house this year. I used spray adhesive and sprinkled on the salt. I only did the front side. Then, I added pine cones, shredded fluff (the kind you can use in gift baskets) and a ribbon.  

Here some close-ups and another view so you can see the texture:

And there you have it, my monogram door hanging. We are hosting two Christmas parties this year. Very unusual for us. I am so glad I decided to go all out and put some winter/festive Christmas cheer around the house. Now, it feels like Christmas.

Over the last few days, I posted a few photos here and on facebook that included some of the Christmas paper crafts I did last year. I didn't post any specifics about how I made them, but some people have asked. So here's a quick photo and the links for the tutorials I followed:

Paper Star Tree Topper:  Pretty and Cozy
Music Sheet Paper Trees:  boutiqueit
Paper Roses Wreath: I'm a Yarner

Be sure to stop by a visit their blogs if you'd like to make your own!

I've shared this post on:

White Lights on Wednesday  Whatsits-37
Artsy-Fartsy Mama Link Party #10
Claiming Our Space

Be sure to visit them and see a lot of other great posts!

Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings


  1. That is so pretty. Cyn.

  2. It's beautiful Roxana! I can't get over the fact that you used Epsom Salt! We've got to do some craft classes soon!

    1. Thanks! And yes...we've got to do something soon! Rox

  3. Hi Rox: I don't think I was awake yet when I left my comment. lol. Your door hanging is awesome!! Love it! Thanks so much for following. I'm happy to return the follow.
    Tuula :)

  4. Nice to "meet" you! You have great ideas and projects :)

  5. How pretty! I love the sparkly salt.

  6. I love the monogram. The "snow" is a great touch! Thanks so much for linking up to the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings party.

    1. I've been enjoying visiting all the other links. Thanks for hosting

  7. SO cute! I love the snowy look! And I love the way you made it from cardboard!

    1. Always looking for cheap or free alternatives. :)