Make your own Primitive Americana Door Hanger! This is the perfect way to dress up your country style summer home.
This door hanger is the perfect addition to any home during the summer months. Today, I’ll show you how to make your own Primitive Americana door hanger using an unfinished wood craft kit from Twin Knobs Woodworks. This kit makes it not only easy, but super quick to put together. Let’s get started!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Primitive Americana Door Hanger:
- Primitive Americana Door Hanger Kit
- Drop Cloth Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Yankee Blue Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Rustic Red Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel Stain
- Makeup Sponges
- Paint Brush
- Painter’s Tape
- Bosch Palm Sander
- Starbond Medium Instant Adhesive
- Spray Bottle
- 16 gauge Tie Wire
This is how the blank door hanger looks unfinished. You can get the blank door hanger by shopping with Twin Knob Woodworks HERE.
Start by painting the star with the color Drop Cloth. I used a small paint brush for this step.
Once dry, lightly sand the surface to help prevent paint bleed during the next step.
Adding the red stripes is easy with painter’s tape. Simply tape off the stripes using a small piece of tape to space the stripes evenly.
Next, use the color Rustic Red to paint on the stripes.
I used a makeup sponge for this step. Pouncing the paint on with a sponge is another trick for preventing paint bleed.
Once dry, you’re ready to remove the tape and reveal the stripes.
Now it’s time to paint the base of the door hanger with the color Yankee Blue. I used a larger paint brush for this step.
Then, using a makeup sponge and pouncing motion, pain the letters with the color Drop Cloth.
Once everything you’ve painted is dry, use your sander to create that primitive look.
When sanding, be sure to focus on the edges. You want to create a worn look.
When you’re done sanding you should be able to see all the raw edges. This next step will “dirty” them up a bit.
Add some tobacco Road Gel Stain to a plate and then water it down a bit. I used a spray bottle for better control over how much water I was adding.
Then, use a makeup sponge to add some “dirtiness” to the edges and surface of the star.
Use the same technique to dirty up the letters.
Pro Tip: Use a paper towel to remove excess stain as you go.
And the same technique again on the edges and surface of the door hanger base.
When adding the stain to a larger surface, simply rub the makeup sponge from side to side until you’ve added the amount you like.
Once everything was stained and dry, I spaced out my pieces how I wanted them to “dry fit” before adding glue.
When you’ve got everything where you like it, secure all the pieces using an adhesive like Starbond. You’ll want to make sure you use something that will hold up to the environment where the door hanger will be used.
Finally, add some wire to hang with.
This is the finished product hung on my shop. I think it turned out perfect!
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