I have been pinning all kinds of burlap door hangers onto my wreaths pinterest board. They seem to be everywhere… on Etsy, in craft booths… This weekend I tried making one myself and was so surprised at how easy they were. I can’t wait to show you.
I used a about a yard of burlap and kept it folded in half. Then traced a Texas outline using a sharpie…
…and cut both pieces of burlap with some standard scissors. It’s ok if the edges fray a little bit. You can always trim that later.
I used about half a yard of red chevon fabric and the same Texas cut-out to trace again. When I went to cut, I made it a little smaller so that the burlap would show as a border.This fabric has some wrinkles so I used my iron real quick to smooth it out.
Next, I laid the burlap pieces back out and painted on a thin layer of mod-podge. This was applied so that mod-podge would be on the inside of the Texas. This will keep the edges of the burlap from fraying by sealing it.
You could let it air dry… which would take some time, or use your hair dryer on a low heat setting. If you get too close or it is too hot it can burn the burlap. Trust me. 🙂 Just be patient and dry it slowly.
Then use your hot glue gun to glue the chevron fabric Texas to one of the Texas burlap cut outs.
Once that is secured, hot glue the top Texas burlap cut out to the bottom one. Leave an opening on one end so you can stuff it. Be generous with the hot glue, since the Texas will be stuffed the burlap will be pulled on a little bit.
Then use plastic bags or garbage bags to stuff inside. Be gentle and go slow so you don’t accidentally pull apart the burlap. If you find an opening simply use the hot glue gun to reseal it. You could actually use stuffing here but since this will be hanging outside I think the bags will hold up to the elements a little better.
After stuffing and forming the Texas how you like it, use the glue gun to seal the opening.
Trim any frayed pieces that you see and check for any holes (to reseal with glue). Almost done!
I had some green floral wire that I used to make the hanger part. They sell metal colored wire, too. I just used what I had and you really can’t even see the color. Just sew it through the burlap and make a little knot on both ends.
Then I used a blue piece of felt to cut out a star and hot glued it to North Texas, where we live. A heart cut out would also be cute.
And you’re finished! I’m in love with this little guy…
Just hang it from your existing wreath hanger.
I love how big it is and the colors pop from the street….
These would make great gifts, too!
The possibilities and cut-outs for a door hanger are endless. What would you make?