Christmas Star Door Hanger

Measures 10" x 7"
 

Brass, rust and gold make this holiday decor unique.  Hang it on your front door to announce the holiday season.  It’s a simple project made of metal and wood and topped with a group of golden jingle bells.  The contemporary reindeer image and rich, metallic paint makes this a dazzling door hanger for the holidays.

Directions

COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

step 1 - Using pliers, unwrap and disconnect the wires joining the wood piece to the metal star.  Set the wire pieces aside to reconnect later.  The ring that connects the wire hanger will need to be removed with a wire cutter.

step 1 - Using pliers, unwrap and disconnect the wires joining the wood piece to the metal star.  Set the wire pieces aside to reconnect later.  The ring that connects the wire hanger will need to be removed with a wire cutter.

step 2 - With a brush, generously paint the glaze onto the wood piece.  Let it dry thoroughly.

step 2 - With a brush, generously paint the glaze onto the wood piece.  Let it dry thoroughly.

step 3 - Airbrush the wood with brown paint which will act as a strong base for the coat of gold paint.

step 3 - Airbrush the wood with brown paint which will act as a strong base for the coat of gold paint.

step 4 - Airbrush the wood with gold metallic paint.

step 4 - Airbrush the wood with gold metallic paint.

step 5 - Download and print out the stencil on card stock.  Use a craft knife to cut out the letters.  Save the small cutout pieces from inside the letters “e”, “a”, and “o”.   Place a mark on the right side of them to make their positions easy identify.

step 5 - Download and print out the stencil on card stock.  Use a craft knife to cut out the letters.  Save the small cutout pieces from inside the letters “e”, “a”, and “o”.   Place a mark on the right side of them to make their positions easy identify.

step 6 - Spray the back of the stencil and the cut pieces with adhesive. Position the stencil on the wood piece. Place the cutouts inside the corresponding letters sticky side down.  Check to be sure all fine edges adhere to the wood.  Airbrush the stencil with brown paint.

step 6 - Spray the back of the stencil and the cut pieces with adhesive.
Position the stencil on the wood piece. Place the cutouts inside the corresponding letters sticky side down.  Check to be sure all fine edges adhere to the wood.  Airbrush the stencil with brown paint.

step 7 - Place tape on one angled section of the metal star.  Use a pen to evenly crease and mark where to cut the tape for a smooth, even paint line.

step 7 - Place tape on one angled section of the metal star.  Use a pen to evenly crease and mark where to cut the tape for a smooth, even paint line.

step 8 - Continue taping and marking every other angle until you have all five covered.

step 8 - Continue taping and marking every other angle until you have all five covered.

step 9 - Spray the star with gold metallic paint.

step 9 - Spray the star with gold metallic paint.

step 10 - When dry, carefully remove the tape.

step 10 - When dry, carefully remove the tape.

step 11 - Reattach the wire ring and hanger.

step 11 - Reattach the wire ring and hanger.

step 12 - To create the decorative bell feature at the top, wrap gold wire around a small round object like a pen or screw driver, 4 or 5 times. Slip the wire off. Leave a tail of about three inches and add the tiny bells.

step 12 - To create the decorative bell feature at the top, wrap gold wire around a small round object like a pen or screw driver, 4 or 5 times. Slip the wire off. Leave a tail of about three inches and add the tiny bells.

step 13 - Attach the bell’s wire to the wire ring and twist the ends to secure it in place.

step 13 - Attach the bell’s wire to the wire ring and twist the ends to secure it in place.

step 14 - Reattach the wires that connect the wood to the metal star.  Add a gold bead on each end.

step 14 - Reattach the wires that connect the wood to the metal star.  Add a gold bead on each end.

 

Supplies

At Testors.com

  • 1921537 Gold Metallic paint
  • 1921599 Brown

At Michaels

  • ArtMinds Star Plaque
  • Beadalon 18” gold wire
  • Createology Gold Jingle bells
  • Painters tape 1”
  • Beadalon 6mm gold beads
  • Scotch Spray Mount repositionable adhesive
  • Card stock

At Amazon

  • Aztek airbrush
  • Diamond Glaze

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