DIY: “It’s A Girl” Burlap Door Hanger

When going over my “do I have everything for the hospital” list over and over, I realized I didn’t have anything for the hospital door. They have really cute stuff that can set you back as much as $50 on etsy or in the hospital gift shop. Not happening. I started looking on Pinterest and Etsy and came across the cute little baby carriage burlap door hangers. I combined the ideas of a couple of them to make my own. Here is how I did it:
My inspiration: this Burlap door hanger from Etsy.
I found pink burlap at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 a yard which is all I needed.
I started out by folding my yard of burlap in half and spraying it generously with some starch and then ironing it to stiffen it up and make it easier to work with.
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I then free handed the outline of the baby carriage with a highlighter, just dark enough where I could see to cut the shape out but it not show for the rest of the project.
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Once the form was cut out I started painting. Adding stuff here and there until it was how I wanted it.
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For the “It’s A Girl” banner I bought pre-cut burlap triangles from Hobby Lobby and hot glued them onto the carriage adding 2 twine bows to make it look like it was strung like a banner.
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After it dried I started gluing and stuffing the burlap. I did a more detailed tutorial on that here. I added the picture hanging wire to hang it from and a burlap bow. TA-DA…finished product.
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I added a little bit of white to the wheels once I started taking pictures of it and thought it needed a little something else.
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I’m really happy with how it turned out and I am excited to use it at the hospital and then for her room door at home. I think the whole project only set me back about $23.

XOXO,
Paige

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DIY: Burlap Owl Valentine’s Door Hanger

As I was doing my daily pinterest look on Saturday, I started looking for Valentine’s Door Hangers. After Christmas and before Spring my front door looks pretty bare and lonely. I came across some really cute things but with a $30 + price tag. No, thank you! It’s for one month, y’all. So I happened to have some leftover burlap from K’s birthday party, a hot glue gun and acrylic paint. The husband was watching the playoff games, the boys were napping and I had an hour of free time. So… I decided to make one myself.
Here’s a little tutorial on how and what I did.

My Inspiration:

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You can buy this $30 one from etsy here ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/119262440/valentines-owl-burlap-door-hanger?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=burlap+owl+valentines&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all )

Let’s get to work…

First, I took ! yard of burlap and folded it in half. I then freehanded my Owl from the picture above and cut it out. Make sure you cut both layers. This is giving you a front and a back piece.

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Then, you start by taking your hot glue gun and gluing the edges. I only glued to about right under the arms of the owl.

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Next, start stuffing the inside with your left over grocery bags. (Always always always save these, you can use them for SO much!) Plus, we are working on that carbon footprint. 🙂

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Continue to stuff, stuff, stuff and glue, glue, glue until you have the whole thing to the fluffiness of your liking.

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Now, get your paint out and go to town. Being as creative as you like. After I finish painting it, I take some picture hanging wire and attach it to the top in between the ears. Add som ribbon and there you have it…

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My own Burlap Owl Valentine’s Door Hanger. It cost me NOTHING ( I had all the materials left over from other projects) and only took about 30 minutes + drying time. SCORE! I would love to see yours if you attempt one too!!

XOXO,

Paige