Seasonal Character Door Hanger

1-2 hours



Welcome cool weather with a reversible decorative door hanger

Build a unique decorative door hanger that can be personalized for both fall and winter.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

TOOLS

MATERIALS

1
measure and mark
seasonal door hanger

• Measure and mark three 32-inch sections from the tongue and groove board. 
• Measure and mark two 24-inch sections from the common board. 
 • Measure and mark two angled sections from the common board. The two angled sections should be four inches long along the top edge and three inches long along the bottom edge of the board.

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2
CUT THE WOOD
seasonal door hanger

• Use a circular saw to cut along the marks you just made. 
• You should now have three 32-inch pieces, two 24-inch pieces, and two angled pieces.  

Tip: Smooth any rough ends using the sanding sponge.

3
ASSEMBLE THE BASE
seasonal door hanger

• Lay the three 32-inch sections vertically side by side and run a bead of glue in the grooves. 
• Secure the boards making sure to keep them level across the top and bottom.

4
ASSEMBLE THE HAT BRIM
seasonal door hanger

• Measure and mark 8 inches down from the top of the base on the right side and 12 inches down from the top of the base on the left side. 
• Angle one 24-inch section flat across the assembled base at the 8-inch and 12-inch marks from the top of the base. 
• Make sure the board overhangs the base equally on both the left and right sides. 
• Secure the board to the base at the angle with six 1 ¼-inch screws, two in each tongue and groove board.

5
attach the HAT BRIM
seasonal door hanger

• Slide the angular cut pieces underneath the attached 24-inch board ensuring they are flush with the base and with the 24-inch board on both sides. 
• Secure the angular cut pieces to the 24-inch board using the 1 ¼-inch screw.
• Repeat on the other side.

6
INSTALL EYE HOOKS AND ATTACH ROPE
seasonal door hanger

• Using a 1/8-inch drill bit, pre-drill two holes vertically in the top and center of the far left and right tongue and groove boards. 
• Screw in the two eye screws into these holes. 
• Tie a piece of rope to each of the eye screws ensuring the door hanger hangs at desired height on the door. 
• Cut off any extra rope ends.

7
PAINT OR STAIN
seasonal door hanger

Paint or stain the door hanger to your preferences. Use the pictures on this page for inspiration – paint one side with autumn or Halloween themes with a scarecrow or witch.