Friday, September 9, 2016

Football door hanger

My son is a high school football player. 

I LOVE Friday night lights!

I love wearing school colors. going to the games 
and cheering my heart out!

I wanted a way to show my spirit at home too, 
so I came up with a football door hanger.

I started with this oval wooden plaque purchased 
at my local craft store for a few dollars.

I gave the plaque a few coats of brown craft paint, 
but I think it would look good stained as well.

After brown paint dried, I free hand painted the white football laces.

After everything was dried, I sanded the edges to distress it a bit.

Then I gave the plaque a coat of glossy varnish.  

My plaque is hanging on the front door, under the porch
 so it's protected from the elements.

If it weren't, I would have given it a coat of polyurethane, 
or some sort of outdoor varnish
 to make it able to withstand the weather better.

I cut my son's jersey number out of vinyl with my silhouette, 

I put the vinyl onto the plaque over the varnish so it's removable.  
That way, I can use the plaque for the Superbowl or another football activity.

Using a staple gun, I attached some twine to hang the plaque.

Then I tied purple and gold ribbons (my son's school colors) onto the twine.

I hung the plaque on my front door with a command hook.  

My son was really excited to see his jersey number and our football pride on our front door!


  1. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. :)

  2. This is an awesome project, DIY at its best. I might want to do one for my son as well but first I have to help him look for some of the best online paper writing service for his school. Football is one of his fave sports as well so I might want to copy how you do it.

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