Get all the details on how to make your own Hello Fall Pumpkin Door Hanger! This fall home decor DIY will impress all your friends and family!!
Making your own home decor for fall is so much fun! You can totally personalize everything to match your existing home decor and create something that is totally your style. Today, I’m going to show how to make this adorable Hello Fall Pumpkin Door Hanger using a few of my favorite crafting supplies. Let’s get started!!
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These are the supplies I used to make my door hanger:
- Wooden Pumpkin Cut-Out – Save 30% on our entire purchase when you get your cut-outs from Build-A-Cross!! Use the Promo Code RUSTIC30 when you checkout.
- Hello Fall Wooden Cut-Out from Hobby Lobby
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Chocolate DIxie Belle Chalk Paint
- Florida Orange DIxie Belle Chalk Paint
- Woven Plaid Chalk Couture Transfer
- Iced Coffee Chalkology Paste
- 4″ Handled Squeegee
- Mister Spray Bottle
- Dixie Belle Paint Brush
- Small Artist Brushes
- Clear Acrylic Top Coat
Hello Fall Pumpkin Door Hanger Tutorial:
For today’s tutorial, we are going to be using Dixie Belle Chalk Paint and Chalk Couture crafting supplies. Below you will see the color palette I chose for this project. Feel free to change up the colors to fit your home decor style. PRO TIP: Blues and grays are super popular right now! You could totally change this project up by using the same colors I used in my last blog post HERE!!
Pictured below are the colors I’ll be using today – Fluff, Chocolate and Florida Orange from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint!!
Let’s get this project going! First you will want to base coat your pumpkin cut-out using the color Fluff from Dixie Belle.
You’ll want to cover the entire surface and the edges for a professional look.
You can see I used a small foam applicator for the edges and a Mini Synthetic Brush by Dixie Belle for the flat surface.
Be sure to let your paint dry before moving on.
Now that you have the basecoat on the cut-out and it’s dry, you will use the color Chocolate by Dixie Belle to paint the stem of your pumpkin. I like to do this with small artist brushes like those found HERE.
Once your pumpkin has it’s basecoat colors, it’s time to add the background pattern using the Chalk Couture Transfer “Woven Plaid”. Adding Chalk Couture accents to your home decor DIY project is super easy.
Here are the basic steps for adding a Chalk Couture Transfer to your door hanger:
Remove your transfer from the backing and “Fuzz” the transfer before applying it to your surface. You can do this by placing the sticky side of the transfer on a cloth surface and removing it. PRO TIP: When using larger transfers, it helps if you remove the backing from the transfer. This will help to prevent the transfer from sticking to itself.
Next, place your transfer onto the surface you will be chalking.
Apply Chalkology Paste on the entire Transfer and smooth with a squeegee.
PRO TIP: Chalkology Paste is the consistency of marshmallow fluff and a little bit goes a really long way!
Be sure to remove any excess paste and add it back into the container for future use. Once your surface is covered, you can remove the transfer to reveal the pattern.
For the final layer, I added a “Hello Fall” cut-out from Hobby Lobby.
Since it was raw wood, I decided to paint the surface with Florida Orange chalk paint from Dixie Belle. I also removed the piece of twine from the top.
Now that I had all of my pieces painted, it was time to put the door hanger together. To do this, I simply glued the “Hello Fall” cut-out to the front of the pumpkin and added a piece of twine for hanging. You can also add a bow for some extra flare! PRO TIP: If you are hanging this on an exterior door, you will want to be sure to spray it with a clear top coat for protection.