Project Guide

How to Make a Witch Hat Door Hanger

1
MEASURE AND MARK
Someone marking a piece of lumber at 2 1/2 inches according to a measuring tape.

Cut List:

  • Two 18- x 8-inch triangle pieces (hat) 
  • Two 12- x 2-inch trapezoid pieces (brim)

    

Cut Diagrams:

  • Cut the following pieces out of the 2- x 2-foot sanded plywood.


Measure and Mark:

  • Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the plywood according to the cut list. 
  • For the brim piece measure 2 1/2 inches down each end and make a mark. 
  • Connect the mark to the opposite corner as shown (see diagram).
2
CUT
Man using a jigsaw to cut triangle shapes in plywood.
  • Use a jigsaw to cut out the shapes on the plywood. 
  • For the brim piece, start with a rectangle then use a jigsaw to cut the corner pieces and finish the shape. 


Tip: Use a sanding block to smooth any rough edges.

3
STAIN OR PAINT THE BOARDS
Man painting the boards black.

Stain or paint the boards prior to assembly, if desired.

4
BUILD THE HAT
Man drilling the brim piece and hat piece together.
  • Place the brim so the shorter side is facing up. 
  • Center the hat piece on top of the brim so that the bottoms are flush. 
  • Attach with wood screws through back into the brim piece.
5
ATTACH THE HARDWARE
Man hammering a sawtooth hanger onto the back of the project.
  • On the back side of the hat, nail the sawtooth hanger, centered, towards the top of the point. 
  • Hang and enjoy.