Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Doorknob Decor

I am going to show you how to make this super easy and cute fall door decor today.

 These are the supplies you will need. I had everything I needed on hand, but if you need any of the supplies, they are very inexpensive.

 You will also need some cardstock and letter stickers.  As you can tell, these are scraps and leftovers. :)  Thank goodness I could spell out the word "fall," since they are almost gone!  If you don't have stickers, you could cut out letters or even draw them on.

 The first thing you'll need to do is cut a piece out of the hanger that is approximately 12" long.  You will be bending it into the shape of a pumpkin.

 I started bending at the stem.  I used pliers at first, but then discovered it was easier to do the bending with my hands.

 Next, I took some floral wire and began wrapping it around one of the raw edges of the stem section.

 I wrapped the wire around a whole bunch of times and connected the two raw edges to make one continuous line.  It doesn't have to be pretty, because this will be covered up in the end anyway.  Just make sure the two ends are held together well.

 Put a dab of hot glue on the wire and start wrapping your jute twine.  I found it easier to cut a big piece of twine, instead of trying to fit the whole spool through the opening.

 Just keep wrapping, wrapping, wrapping (I may have seen Nemo too many times...Isaac loves it).  I hot glued every 1/2" OR when the twine started to slide.  I also wrapped the twine loosely but pushed it close together so it was fatter to add some volume.

 Next I cut out some pennants (can be done with Cricut, Silhouette, or by hand) and stuck my "fall" letters to them.  I decided to make the black a little bit bigger to create a nice border.

 I tied a bow and then glued in on to the bottom right corner to balance things out and add some more color.

 I decided to use a piece of twine to hang this on the door knob.  Just take a long piece and loop it through the stem of the pumpkin.  It is better to make it too long than too short - you can always trim!

Tie the twine in a bow around the top of the doorknob.

Isn't it pretty?  I think it adds such a fun touch.  It is so simple and so easy!

I will be linking up here and here.


Terry said...

This is such a super cute idea. Nice instructions too.

Ashley said...

I love this idea! I might just have to copy it :)
P.S. Thanks for stopping by & becoming a follower!

Belinda said...

Stopping by from Mingle blog hop. This is a really cute crafty project.

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Marie said...

Steph I love it! So dang cute and I love that it's so simple and made from a wire hanger!


Vanessa said...

Hi, Steph

What a great project. Love it. I found your blog from A Creative Princess party. I am also a new follower. Love for you to stop by

Have a great weekend.
Vanessa said...

This is great! I want to cover hangers with jute - but I wasn't sure if I needed to learn to braid it on. Hot glue sounds good to me. This makes such an adorable pumpkin. Saw you on whipperberry.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Lovely! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


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