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Inspirational Door Hanger Tutorial...

I found some chip board journals at Michaels the other day in their 50 cent bin.  I rummaged around and found quite a few nice shapes and decided each piece could be altered into pretty door hangers. Have fun creating your own!

Have a  blessed day!



-Chip board journals (Michaels)
-Fabric strips
-Washi tape
-Glue stick, scissors, sewing machine and 1/4" hole punch
-Computer generated quote or phrase
-Muslin fabric or duck cloth
-Book paper
-Gel medium or glue dots
-Black pen


1. Use hole punch to add a second hole to the chip board shape. Doodle around the edges with a black pen.

2. Trim a piece of muslin or duck cloth to fit your base. Stitch your phrase/quote to old book paper and stitch to fabric base.

3. Tear a strip of fabric and run it through the sewing machine, creating pleats as you stitch.

4. Cut your fabric strip so you have two pieces.  Stitch them to your fabric base above and below your phrase/quote.

5. Using a glue stick, adhere your fabric piece to the chip board base.

6. Tear another strip of fabric and pull through the holes in chip board from back to front and tie each end in a knot.

7. Attach a variety of washi tape pieces to the top of the chip board base.

8. Using gel medium or glue dots, adhere a few buttons.

These pretties are being mailed out soon and I couldn't bear to send them in plain envelopes so I stitched up some inky papers to create artsy envelopes and now I am happy!

Reader Comments (21)

These are just the "berries" !!!!!! I HAVE to make some of these this weekend. so much nicer to send than an ordinary card.
thank you so much for sharing this idea.

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterangella

Absolutely gorgeous! Too bad one wasn't on its way to my house!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlaura b

WOW! Have a great start in the weekend!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIrma

What cute door hangers. I love all the different elements (?) that you added to it...torn book pages, buttons, just so many things. Thanks for the tutorial.

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEdie

What a fabulous idea. I love how every door could be a reminder to one's self!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartha Richardson

These are so wonderful, RM. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandi Keene

These are so cool RobenMarie!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne


January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLuisa

Oh my! So lovely! You always have the happiest of ideas!! Visiting your blog always lifts my spirits. :)

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersusan crane

I just bought three of those journals and was thinking of making them into little wall hangings. Great minds think alike, I guess!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan G

I always love your bold colors and these are just super cute and fun!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlindsay ostrom

I bought a few of these a while back and made some wall hangings too. I love to see you r intruptretation of the same supplies

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ASouthernLadysR

the hangars are so cute! and the hand envelopes....precious! are they papers from overpainting, like paper you had underneath another painting and ended up with paint or stamping on it, or these really are paper that you painted on and made into the envelopes? am i making sense?!.....

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

What a super idea! Now I need to go to M's and see if I can scrounge up some clearance goodies, too. Love, LOVE your continued creativity and the fact that you share it with all of us!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Albrecht

I'm off to Michaels! I want to make these for my 7 grandchildren thanks for the inspirations!!!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

These are FABULOUS! I esp love the inky paper envelopes. I have been inspired by the way you incorporate sewing into your projects...and have ordered a heavy duty sewing machine so that I can too ;0)

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha

I love these Roben...thank you so much for sharing. I have so much cereal box cardboard and this will work great with what I have. I am going to send them out as a surprise to my friends...Love the envelopes too...Thanks for all of your amazing inspiration.

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Downing

Very cool! I love your work!

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree

Love the tutorial. What is the layer with all of dots and how did you create that. Thanks.

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGail S.

Wonderful! You are so very creative and inspirational.I love the threads on the door hangers. The envys are sweet!

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren R

Very nice inspirational post.

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDH

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