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DIY Fourth of July Door Hangers for a Patriotic Welcome

Create your own DIY Fourth of July door hangers, perfect for adding a patriotic flair to your home decor this Independence Day! This is an easy, budget friendly project.

Skills Required: Beginner. To make this Fourth of July craft, it helps to have experience with paint and Mod Podge. You’ll be applying both, ironing the napkin down, then adding embellishments.

DIY fourth of july door hangers

The Fourth of July is sizzling its way onto our calendars, and with it comes the time for fireworks, barbecues, and, most excitingly, the opportunity to deck out our homes in a burst of patriotic pride.

You might be thinking – here we go, another year, another hunt for decorations that promise to be ‘unique’ but end up being the same old stars-and-stripes banners and balloons.

But hold your sparklers, because this year, I’m going to reveal how to craft a DIY Fourth of July door hanger that’ll have your friends and family stopping in their tracks to admire your creativity.

Welcome to the fun of decorating unfinished wood door hangers – as delightful to make as they are to display.

fourth of july door hanger with bomb pops

How are we going to jazz up these hangers? With the charm of napkins, the versatility of Mod Podge, the festivity of some felt, and the allure of pom pom trim. With a wood letter or two.

Yes, we’re igniting our crafting spirit.

This project is a blast for crafters of all skill levels, from the veterans to the ‘I accidentally glued my fingers together’ beginners.

So, gather your glue, collect your patriotic embellishments, and let’s whip up some Fourth of July flair.

By the time we’re done, your doors will be the talk of the town, and you’ll have a tale to share about the time you added a little extra sparkle to the Fourth of July festivities.

red white and blue door hanger DIY

Ready to get started? The tutorial is below. First, here’s what you’re going to need.

Gather These Supplies

  • Unfinished wood door knob hangers – 9.5 x 3.25 x 0.1-Inch were the size I used
  • Fourth of July napkins – I got mine at Joanns (tissue paper works also)
  • Mod Podge – any formula
  • Craft paint – white
  • Felt – red, white, and blue (small pieces)
  • Wood letters – saying of your choice
  • Wood popsicle stick
  • Pom pom trim – at least 26″ per door hanger
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Emery board
  • Paintbrushes
  • Small craft iron
  • Parchment paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Clear acrylic spray sealer (optional)

Tips and Thoughts for This Project

If you want to use a template to make the popsicle, I have one for you here.

Yes, you can make your own door hangers with wood scraps. 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.

You don’t *have* to paint the door hanger white, however, it makes the colors of the napkin pop. It’s also easy to do, so I always do it. You can use spray paint, but craft paint is cheaper and just as fast with a roller.

I didn’t seal the top of the napkin with Mod Podge – it tends to make them wrinkle. If you do seal with Mod Podge and the napkins wrinkle, you can place parchment down and iron over the top again. It’s not as noticeable with the glitter formulas.

DIY fourth of july door hangers

Get the printable how to card for this project below! Also don’t forget to check out our summer door hangers, Halloween door hangers, and Christmas door hangers.

Yield: 1 door hanger

Fourth of July Door Hangers

DIY fourth of july door hangers

Decorate an unfinished wood door hanger with napkins and embellishments in this easy DIY! Looks great with 4th of July decor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Unfinished wood door knob hangers
  • Fourth of July napkins
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft paint - white
  • Felt - red, white, and blue (small pieces)
  • Wood letters - saying of your choice
  • Wood popsicle stick
  • Pom pom trim - at least 26" per door hanger
  • Parchment paper
  • Clear acrylic spray sealer (optional)


  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Small iron
  • Paintbrushes and/or a roller
  • Emery board


  1. Paint the door hanger using white craft paint. Roll on one side, let dry, and flip over. Paint other side and let dry.Painting an unfinished wood door hanger with white craft paint using a roller
  2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the wood; don't do the edges. Let dry 15-20 minutes and repeat.Applying Mod Podge to the top of the painted wood door hanger
  3. While the Mod Podge is drying, separate the napkin from the bottom layers. You can use tape to help. You just want the top layer with the design.Separating a red, blue, and white striped napkin
  4. Place the napkin down onto the door hanger. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the napkin, and run the craft iron across the top several times. While you are doing this, the Mod Podge is melting below the napkin, and the napkin is adhering. Keep going until the napkin is fully adhered, including the edges.Ironing the red white and blue napkin onto a wood door hanger
  5. Let the hanger cool after ironing. Use an emery board to gently sand away the excess napkin. Sanding at an angle works very well. Continue until all the extra napkin is removed.Sanding the edge of the wood door hanger with an emery board
  6. Use the hot glue to attach the trim around the hanger. I like to start at the bottom. Work your way around and stop at the end, trimming with scissors.Gluing red pom pom trim around a wood door hanger painted white
  7. Attach any embellishments you like to the door hangers - I used wood letters on one and then felt to cut a bomb pop shape to put on the front of the other. Use the ruler to make sure you're gluing evenly. Let set before displaying.Using a ruler to line up wood letters and glue them to the surface of the door hanger

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