Friday, September 13, 2013

Acorn Door Hanger

Since the season is changing, it's time to take down my swirly butterfly and put up something new for fall. After last week's project, I've had acorns on my mind, so I thought an acorn would be really cute to put on my door this year.  I got to work and came up with a design I really love. I went back and forth on color choices, but finally decided to use these since they match the charger I made.
In my vinyl cutting software, I sized the acorn so it would fit on my piece of wood.  Then, I printed it out and traced it on my board.  If your vinyl cutting software doesn't print, you can also use a photo editing program to print it.
I cut out and sanded each piece, drilled holes for the wire, and then painted everything.
 After the paint dried, I applied the vinyl to the leaves.
 I made the vinyl for the acorn a little bigger than the size I printed.  This gave me a little bit extra to work with, since my wood cutting isn't perfect :)  After I put it on the wood, I used a craft knife and cut the excess vinyl off the edges of the top.
 Next, I painted the bottom a lighter color of turquoise
 and then removed the vinyl.
To finish, I threaded wire through the holes to attach the bottom to the top and used the end of a pencil to make the ends curly.
Then, I glued on the leaves and added a raffia bow.
Finally, I drilled two more holes in the top and added a wire for hanging.
 I think it turned out so cute!
Come back later for the free digital file to create your own.

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SWEET HAUTE for Sweet Haute said...

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teachdanz said...

this is just way too awesome!! love it :-)

Amanda said...

This is SUPER cute!

Torrie said...

I love this project!

-Candi said...

I flipping LOVE this, especially that you're combining crafting with woodworking and using your Cameo... I'm doing the same thing lately (LOVING my Dewalt 788 scroll saw!) and adore using the Cameo to get my patterns, I actually print on inexpensive sticker paper and stick that right to my wood to scroll :)

Lora said...

Angie, this is really very nice. Love the idea for fall.

It would also make a really very pretty card. If only I knew how to change lines in my silhouette so the I could cut out two with the cap and bottom attach so I could make a card.

You do really very nice work. I always wanted a scroll saw.

Molly said...

so cool!! love it. :)
thanks for sharing,

Ellora Drinnen said...

How adorable! Love the colors. This is why I need a silhouette or some vinyl cutting machine. :) This is a great alternative to a traditional fall wreath. It's so fun!!

Artsy VaVa said...

I love acorns and this project is fantastic! So cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial. Pinning to my Fall board.

Rhonda said...

I love what you have done. Please come show off your creativity at Frenzy Friday.
We are at I will not be a party without you!.


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