Friday, January 3, 2014

DIY Doorhanger

I promise I'm going to get around to doing a little holiday re-cap one day, but sadly, that day is not today. I also entertained the idea of joining Ashten for her weekly Vlog like a Boss link up, however I spent over an hour going through people's links and watching vlogs from the past weeks (to get ideas) and got too tired to make my own vlog so I finished a tutorial I've been working on.

A few weeks (months?) ago I posted a picture of my new Aubie door hanger and I had a few people ask me how I made it, so here it is!

Step 1: Find the picture you want on the internet and draw it on graph paper. Then decide how big you want your doorhanger to be and scale it up by drawing a grid on your material of choice (this is PVC board). Or if you're real fancy, use a projector instead of the grid method. Either way works.

Step 2: After drawing your doorhanger find a jigsaw and a man and have him cut it out. Or you can do it yourself but then you couldn't take pictures of the process. Which is obviously a very important part.

Step 3: After you've got it cut out, use a file and sandpaper to make the edges smooth. If you use PVC board, you'll also want to use some fine grain sandpaper to sand the surface you'll paint. This will help to keep the paint from coming off.

Step 4: Sketch your lines on the doorhanger for reference when painting. Or if you're a real badass, skip this step and go straight to the painting part. As you can see, I am not a real badass.

Step 5: Paint.

Step 6: Keep painting. Try not to cry when you get it on your shirt (why are you wearing a good shirt to paint in Kalyn?!) or when you mess up a little bit.

Step 7: Wait a day or so for it to dry, fix any minor details, paint the edges, and spray with a clear coat to protect it from the weather.

Step 8: Buy a house to hang your brand spankin' new door hanger on. I haven't finished this step yet, but hopefully that will happen soon.

Step 9: Decide if I want to sell door hangers to family, friends on facebook, etc (opinions?).


Breenah A said...

I must've missed the first picture, that looks great!

Tami said...

You really should have seen my face as I scrolled through this post. 'Oh cool, I wonder what it will be?... Hmm... it looks like the outline of some kind of animal.... wait, is that???...UGHH NOOOOOOO!'

Jay T said...

This is impressive, like really impressive, but what I really need to know is why it says War Eagle under a picture of a TIGER.

brooke lyn said...

lord my attempt would be a hot, hot mess and not in a good way

Meagan said...

I'm with the girl above me. My attempt would a hot mess!

Helene in Between said...

no way this is too much talent for me.

Lisa { Showered With Design } said...

How fun, that turned out great!

xo Would love for you to join in for the Inspire Me 2014 Blog Challenge!
Showered With Design

Corie said...

That turned out amazing! I'd definitely sell those bad boys :)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

This is freakin' amazing. No way could I ever pull it off though... I'm still working on the Dutch braid! ;P

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That is way over my talent level! It looks amazing! Yes, to charging for making them.

Hallie Oceanside said...

I could NEVER pull this off, I LOOOVE it though!

Even though I am a huge FSU fan so I can only love it sooo much...;)

Jannatul Rahamoni said...

WOW! that's cute ..
happy New Year!

Lora Ashley said...

Love it! I'm also an Auburn fan! Cannot wait till Monday!!

Paige Nicole said...

That looks amazing!

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