Something about vintage Christmas images just make me feel good about the holidays. Maybe it's the nostalgic images that remind me of the holidays at Grandmas? I made this Christmas door hanger out of 1/4 plywood, vintage copyright ephemera and Mod Podge.
My Supplies List:
- 3/8″ Thick Plywood, got mine at Michaels and cut it to 4″ x 10″
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Mod Podge Sparkle
- Hole saw bit with cordless drill
- Clamp (I confess, I did not use one. I used my left hand to hold down the plywood). Don't do this if you don't have the experience, use a clamp!!!
If you don't know how to use a hole saw bit, see this video. Drill through the plywood where you want the hole. Sand away any rough edges.
TIP: You could also do this step after you decoupage the graphic.
Next steps . . .
• Prime the plywood with FolkArt paint, let dry . . .
• I designed my graphic image in photo-shop using copyright free ephemera. I am offering a download of this image in my Etsy shop if you interested in making this particular item.
• I decoupaged the laser print with Gloss Mod Podge, then let dry.
I love using Sparkle Mod Podge – it's one of my favorite products. I love the dimensional impression it makes especially for creating “snow.”
I applied the Sparkle MP highlighting areas of the graphics that had:
• Snow on the chimney
• Snow on the roof top
• Santa's brim of his hat, white of the jacket and cuff and pocket (see arrows)
TIP: Let dry for about 20 minutes and then reapply in areas to build up the illusion of snow! I used about three coats, the perfectionist in me always aims for quality.
I repeated the same”above steps” for the pinecones and red holly berries. They look fantastic!!!
Once all the steps of applying Mod Podge are dried, the result are truly stunning! I am very pleased with this very easy holiday keepsake to be treasured for years.
For another fun Christmas idea for kids, visit my friend Amy's Kindness Elf. It's a super cute idea!