You may remember that I customized my door mat several months ago with some shiny bric-a-brac. It was one of my very favorite DIYs because it literally brightened my mood every time I came home, but when I went to visit Alyssa in Ohio just before Christmas it disappeared! I keep telling myself that it must have blown away because I’m certain my neighbors wouldn’t steal it- right?
Since I replaced the mat already, I wanted to add a little decoration that would keep the spirit of the original design in a fun way. Enter this DIY wooden door sign!
This new sign is just as cheerful as the original welcome mat and (even better)- it hangs at eye level!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
– wooden block (this one was left over from my wooden photo block project!)
– craft paint and foam brush
– a pencil
– single row sequin trim
– craft glue (or glue gun)
– washi tape (or small nails, depending on the weight of your blocks)
First, paint the block to your taste. I painted the front side silver and then decided to use patterned washi tape for the side, but my original plan was to paint the sides black to create some nice contrast.
Once dry, sketch your greeting lightly with pencil so you have a pattern to follow. Draw over the pencil line with a thin line of craft glue and press your sequins down onto the glue. Allow to dry, preferably overnight so you can be sure the sequins are nice and secure.
Adhere another strip of sequins (for hanging) to the sides of the block using washi tape and hang! (Note: if your wood block is heavy or you live in a windy area, the washi tape might not be enough to secure the hanging trim. In this case, use a ribbon and hammer two small nails into the side of the block for extra security.)