Make your own DIY Home Sweet Home Door Hanger using this tutorial. You’re going to love the sunflower detail!
This adorable DIY makes a great Home Sweet Home Door Hanger OR the perfect Spring piece displayed on an easel. Let me show you how to paint and then assemble this wood cutout kit!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Home Sweet Home Door Hanger:
- “Home Sweet Home” Kit
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Chocolate Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Coffee Bean Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Daisy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Colonel Mustard Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel
- Spray Bottle
- Paint Brush
- Makeup Sponges
- Gorilla Super Glue
- Ribbon and Twine
This project starts with the “Home Sweet Home” wood cutout from Twin Knobs Woodworks. These cutout kits make it super easy to create beautiful DIY projects in no time. Find this cutout and more HERE.
I started this project by applying a layer of Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel to the base of the cutout kit.
Rub the gel stain into the surface with a piece of clean cloth.
After I applied the Tobacco Road voodoo gel stain, I misted it with the water bottle and rubbed back more stain to create a lighter wood tone.
As your surface dries, start painting the other pieces of the set.
I used the Dixie Belle Chalk Paint color Fluff and a makeup sponge to paint the words “Home Sweet Home”.
Then, I started on the center portion of the sunflower.
For this part of the project you’ll need to grab your Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the colors Chocolate and Coffee Bean and also have a scruffy paint brush on hand.
To begin, I added the chocolate and coffee bean to a scruffy brush and did a circular motion on the center of the sunflower so the outer edge is lighter and the center portion is darker.
Then, I filled in the etched circle with coffee bean.
If you want to skip the extra steps here, you could also simply paint the center piece using the color Chocolate and then use the color Coffee Bean for the etched dots.
NOTE: I also used this technique to add some highlighting to the sunflower petals later in the post.
Finally, I used the end of my brush to add the fluff dots.
Now, it’s time to paint the sunflower petals.
For this portion of the project, grab your Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the colors Colonel Mustard and Daisy.
When I painted the sunflower petals, I used the darker yellow on the bottom of the petals and blended the lighter color toward the top tip of the petals. This technique helps to creates depth and dimension. You don’t have to use the two colors for this part of the project. The flower petals would look just as good painted with one solid color.
Once everything is dry, it’s time to assemble your project.
Use the outer portion of the cutout as your guide when gluing all of the pieces into place.
Add Gorilla Super Glue to each portion of the cutout and set your pieces in their coordinating spots.
Once all of my pieces were in place, I lifted the outer portion of the cutout out of the way and added white dots to the sunflower petals.
This is easily done using the end of a small paint brush, but don’t feel like you have to add these. It’s totally optional!
Here’s the finished piece displayed on an easel! So perfect for any Spring or Summer vignette.
If you’re wanting the door hanger version, drill holes at the top of the piece and add a bow!
As you can see, it adds a welcoming touch to any space – indoors or outdoors!
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