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This is a sponsored post from Plaid and Blueprint Social.  I received materials and compensation to create a project using Mod Podge. All blog post content and opinions are my own. 

Since moving to our new home, I love outdoor decorating for Halloween. We always hang a fall wreath, put lots of pumpkins on our porch and today, I added a fun little door hanger using Mod Podge Outdoor and Folk Art Paints.

Mod Podge Outdoor is just as great as regular Mod Podge with some added benefits. It is a waterbase sealer, glue and finish that lets you decoupage for the outdoors.

I also received a product called Stiffy which allows you to create permanent fabric projects quickly and easily. I didn’t use it today, but plan to for Christmas.

Materials

  • Wooden door hanger (available at most craft stores)
  • Mod Podge Outdoor
  • Paint brush or Mod Podge brush
  • Paper of your choice.
  • Small wooden letters (available at most craft stores)
  • Small paint brush
  • Folk Art Paint in your favorite color
  • Wood glue

Directions

  1. Using a paint brush or Mod Podge brush, paint a thin layer of Mod Podge Outdoor on one side of the door hanger.
  2. Place the door hanger paint-side down on the back of the paper. Be sure that the printed side faces out.
  3. Flip over and smooth out the paper. Make sure there are no bubbles between the paper and the door hanger.
  4. Trim the paper so that only about 3/4 of an inch is remaining around the door hanger.
  5. Paint a thin layer of glue on the back side of the door hanger.
  6. Fold the paper on the back starting with the long sides. Be sure to flatten.
  7. Wrap the bottom end like a gift. Smooth out.
  8. Begin folding the top on the edge closest to the long side in small folds if you are using a curvy door hanger. If flat, wrap like a gift.
  9. Cut a plus sign in the middle of the door hanger circle.
  10. Fold back each section of the paper and glue flat.
  11. Flip over and let dry.
  12. Lay out your letters to be sure they fit on the door hanger.
  13. Paint each wooden letter in your word. Let dry.
  14. Once dry, using wood glue, glue the letters on the door sign.
  15. Let dry.
  16. Paint the entire door hanger with Mod Podge Outdoors.
  17. Let dry and hang on door.
With 17 steps, this sounds complicated, but with the exception of dry time, this project takes 10 minutes or less.

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