welcome sign for any season, but today I’m finally sharing a full, step-by-step tutorial for how to make a door hanger without a Cricut!
Supplies for a door hanger without a Cricut:
round door hanger: As one of my sustainable elements, I’m using the back of my Welcome door hanger. It came from Lowe’s and is a 12″ circle. Using the back of an old sign keeps me from having to purchase a new piece of wood. Sustainability and a budget saving at its finest! This is the perfect option to keep you from having to store too many door hangers as well.
faux greenery- I used a stem of flocked pine from Walmart.
2.5″ wired ribbon
pipe cleaner for securing a bow & greenery
paint & paint brush or
a paint pen- I used a fine tip metallic silver pen.
one of my designs
If you’d like a tutorial for making this sign
with a Cricut, check out this welcome sign tutorial. You can use any of the designs I shared in this post by downloading them and uploading them into Design Space. You’ll get a full supply list in the other tutorial as well.
For personal use only!
This design is for personal use only, not commercial use. If you’d like to share it with friends or family, feel free to use the buttons at the end of the post to share it with them on social media or send them straight to the blog. Please don’t download this image and give it to multiple people. I’d love to have them come visit the blog! This helps me to keep these free printables, PNGs, & SVGs coming to you for free! Also, the preview image of the design has my logo overlaid on them. That will not show up on your downloaded file. It is there to keep anyone from stealing and printing them straight from Google without coming here. Thanks y’all!
Download & Print a Design
I created three different designs that you can choose from for your winter door hanger. Two fit right in with our warm and cozy theme. I chose to go with this first design since we live in a very hot and humid area. I thought “Let it Snow, somewhere else” was perfect because there’s no way it will ever snow here! The last time we had any snow that would stick (barely) was back in 1994 when I was really, really young. I don’t even remember it. Dang it, lol!
This first design should be printed in landscape mode. These designs could be used on other projects or as printables to just frame. When you print, choose the size frame that you’re using in the “photo size” drop down menu. For example, 5×7 or 8×10.
my “Welcome” design and print it on regular white paper.
Transfer the Design to the Door Hanger
Turn the printed design facedown and scribble over the areas where the words are with a pencil. Keep going over it until you have a good bit of lead on it.
Paint the Design
With the design on the door hanger, you can now paint over the pencil. I used a silver metallic paint pen with a fine tip because the font is very thin. You can also use paint and a paint brush if you don’t have a paint pen.
Add Greenery & a Bow
Finally, it’s time to add some decorative aspects to the winter wreath. The greenery will need to be added first. I used a flocked pine stem that was easily deconstructed by removing the floral tape. There were three pieces on the stem, so I used two pieces on the top of my door hanger. I added hot glue to the ends and placed them extending from the center out to the sides, curving down slightly.
Door Hanger without a Cricut Video Tutorial
Here’s an instructional video to help give you a better idea on how to make a door hanger, or any sign for that matter, without a Cricut. I sped the video up so that you didn’t have to watch a 45 minute tutorial! If you need to, you can slow it down, but I think you’ll get it without having to do so.
That’s it! Your beautiful winter door hanger is ready to hang, all without the use of a Cricut!
Once I finished my sign the sun was completely gone, so I had to take hang it on a wall for the night to get a picture. I’ll update this post with how cute it looks on our door tomorrow. I made a Christmas porch leaner in November, and I plan to use the back as a winter sign for January and February. Be sure to come back Thursday for the tutorial and the free design!
This is a blog hop, so be sure to keep reading to check out the projects shared by the other lovely ladies!
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