Good day to you all! Are you looking forward to Easter? I certainly am. The whole weekend is jam packed with all sorts of things to do. Parks and churches across the city are hosting Easter egg hunts. Baskets and jelly beans are flying off the shelves. While I was putting the finishing touches on my Easter preparations, I remembered I don’t have anything festive for my door. So I decided to make a door hanger that I easily can change for every season.
With a few frames from the thrift store, this door hanger can be changed for each holiday. I have also created an adorable mini Easter banner printout to share with you. It is entirely up to you how you wish make this versatile project your own.
To make this frame collage door hanger, you will need:
- A few smaller frames of various sizes – 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large
- Hook and loop fastener (or as most people know it as: Velcro®)
- Heavy duty adhesive
- Staple gun and staples (optional but highly recommended)
- Various scrapbook papers
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Soldering iron
- Other trinkets you want on your door hanger
- Mini banner printout (here)
- Colored string
By using Velcro® to join the frames, you can switch out the backgrounds in each of them. If you want something more personalized for your background, why not use some family photos or a printout of your last name? It really is up to you to customize this door hanger.
First thing you need to do is take off the table stands on the back of the frames. Then you need to mark out where you want the frames to overlap.
I tried out a couple variations before I was happy with the placement. Just go with what looks good and will give the frames stability when joined. Using a pen, thin permanent marker, or chalk mark the main frame where the smaller frames overlap it.
(Sorry my marks are hard to see in the photo. That’s why I switched to chalk.)
Measure and cut one side of the hook and loop fastener along the width of the main frame at the markings. Glue fasteners in place with a heavy duty adhesive. Set frame aside to dry. Then mark the positions and lengths on the other side of fastener for the small frames. (shown above) Cut the fasteners to the correct length and glue in place. Set everything aside to dry completely.
I also put an upholstery staple along each fastener on the the frames for extra strength, in case of slamming doors and such.
Next it’s time to make an adorable mini banner. First download (here) and print out the picture without any scaling.
Then cutout all the mini banners. Aren’t they so cute! Next fold each banner along the thin lines at the top. I used a ruler to get a nice crisp edge. This also helps folding along the line. Next cut two lengths of colored string. Hang each mini banner piece on the string and secure with a small piece of tape on the back. And you have two adorable banners! 😀
Now lets start assembling the frames.
Open up the main frame and take out the backing and any paper. Quick clean the glass on the inside of the frame. Then cut a piece of scrapbook paper to size using the backing as a guide. Reassemble the frame with the scrapbook paper and backing. Wrap each banner string around the middle of frame and secure it to the back with tape. You can vary the height of each side like shown or string them straight across. Whatever floats your little boat. 🙂
I used plastic Easter eggs to give my door hanger a extra 3D effect, which I really love.
To make this festive flare, take a very hot soldering iron and make a hole in the top of each egg. Then you can use a couple of ribbon scraps to hang the eggs. Knot one end of the ribbon and poke the other end through the hole in the egg from the inside. Pull the ribbon through to the knot and close the egg.
Then open the medium frame and take out the backing and any paper.
Then cut a piece of scrapbook paper to size using the backing as a guide. Clean the inside of the glass and carefully remove. Carefully sandwich the glass, scrapbook paper, and backing together. Place the eggs in a bunch over the picture sandwich and tape ribbon to the backing. Next thread the eggs through the frame followed by the picture sandwich and reassemble.
Now for the small frame.
Take everything out of the frame. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to size. Since I used a 3D flower on the scrapbook paper, I placed the glass between the backing and the paper then reassembled it. So the flower sticks out nicely from the picture frame.
Once everything is assembled, string a long, strong piece of ribbon through the picture hanger on the back of the main frame and hang it on your door.
Doesn’t it look adorable? I really love the way this turned out, especially the banner if I do say so myself. I’m looking forward to changing it up for other seasons as well. It’s just perfect for the front door. I can’t wait for my Easter guests to see it.
Speaking of guests, it’s always nice to get advanced notice when someone is pulling up to your house. Now at Heartland America there is an Infrared Motion Alarm for your driveway.
Place this handy little alarm on your fence or mailbox and the receiver inside your home up to 400 feet away. Then it will alert you when someone pulls into your driveway. It’s completely wireless so installation is a breeze. You never know when some eager bunnies will show up at your door.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend. Hopefully the Easter bunny will have left extra eggs and chocolate at your house. 😉 From all of us here at Heartland America, have a safe and fun Easter. Remember you are always welcome at Home with Heartland.
(disclaimer – Velcro® is not affiliated with Heartland America or Home with Heartland. The brand name is used to clarify what “hook and loop fastener” is.)