Whimsical oversized gift tags from the dollar tree are transformed into a beautiful Christmas Door Hanger with a little paint and shimmering luster vinyl. This is an easy holiday craft that can be made using your Cricut cutting machine and StyleTech Craft luster vinyl.
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Oversized Gift Tags – A Christmas Door Hanger!
Decorating for Christmas or any holiday for that matter brings me so much joy. Something about creating your own personalized crafts for your home or for gifts just makes me so happy. This Beautiful Christmas Door Hanger is no different.
Using items from my local dollar tree as a base and gorgeous StyleTech Craft Luster Vinyl to make it pop. I was able to come up with a fun, whimsical door hanger that is unlike a traditional holiday wreath. Grab your paints, your Cricut cutting machine, and your luster vinyl, and let’s get started. Here is how we made it!
Supplies needed for your Over-Sized Gift Tag Christmas Door Hanger!
- 2 Large cardboard gift tags from the Dollar Tree
- Chalk paint (white and black)
- StyleTech Craft Luster Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Decorative Holiday Ribbon
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Twine or Jute for hanging
How To Assemble Your Christmas Door Hanger!
To get started, you will want to use the back of your oversized gift tags from the Dollar Tree. You could also sand off the glitter from the front. Just be sure to paint and apply the vinyl to a smooth surface. I am a lazy crafter and this is a project that I am using for my home so I chose just to flip it over and paint on the back. If you are making this for a gift, take the extra steps and sand off the glitter or use a plain wood cut out instead.
You want to give your back tag a pattern of some sort to stand out. I stamped a fun buffalo check pattern on the back. You can see how I did that here.
Paint the front gift tag with white chalk paint. Once your base coat of the paint is completely dry, you can dry brush using a foam paintbrush to give it a distressed look. With very little paint on the foam brush, start from the edge of the tag, and gently drag the brush across your piece. You can apply a little more pressure in random areas to add more intense distressing. Don’t do this all over, just in a few random spots. You can see another way I applied the dry brushing effect for a real wood look to my Thanksgiving CenterpieceThanksgiving Centerpiece. Set the pieces aside to dry completely.
While you are waiting for your paint to dry, you can cut out your design using your Cricut Cutting Machine. I chose a design that was ready-made in Cricut Design Space. There are over 70,000 designs in design space for free if you are subscribed to the Cricut All Access. This Reindeer Games cut out is adorable and perfect to use a few different colors of the StyleTech Craft Luster Vinyl. I used a vibrant red and a festive green for the Christmas Door Hanger.
What is StyleTech Craft Luster Vinyl:
Luster Vinyl is based on the same film used in vehicle wraps, luster offers a satin finish that isn’t quite glossy but not quite matte. This film offers a deep, rich look to your projects.
Available in 13 colors including champagne, magenta & teal.
After your paint is fully dry, apply your vinyl cut out to the center of the front tag using transfer tape.
Stagger the giant gift tags slightly so you can see the back pattern. I used the holes that were already there, lined them up, and placed my jute string in both of them for hanging. Secure them together with lots of hot glue.
*Tip: If your Christmas Door Hanger will be hanging in direct sunlight, I recommend that you use E6000 glue instead of hot glue. The heat from the sun could melt the hot glue and your tags will separate.
Add a little faux greenery on both sides and a beautiful bow with some matching holiday ribbon to finish your Christmas Door Hanger.
Personalized Christmas Decor
The best part about crafting your own Christmas decor and gifts is the ability to personalize everything. From paint to decals, you can add your own style and patterns to just about anything. If you make a fun Oversized Gift Tag Christmas Door Hanger, I would love to hear how you personalized it and made it your own. Drop a comment below, or stop on over and share your projects on Facebook!
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