Metal and Fabric Flower Door Hanger

Measures approximately 20” x 26”

Measures approximately 20” x 26”

 

The colors of Spring are inviting especially when they are presented in a bouquet of fabric tulips you glue together.  The flowers are stuffed with grocery shopping bag plastic, creating blooms with shape and dimension.  Alcohol markers give detail to the petals giving them a painted, watercolor effect. Floral wire glued inside each flower makes the bouquet easy to arrange and bend in different directions.  A foil, roasting pan cover, scored with a ruler holds the bouquet, framed by lime deco mesh.  This fun project can be completed in an afternoon.

Directions

step 1 - The Metal Basket Use scissors to cut the foil pan cover in half with a curved edge.  The cut foil will be sharp so handle the it with oven mitts.  Lay the cover front side on a towel, fleece or other soft, thick material.

step 1 - The Metal Basket

Use scissors to cut the foil pan cover in half with a curved edge.  The cut foil will be sharp so handle the it with oven mitts.  Lay the cover front side on a towel, fleece or other soft, thick material.

step 2 -Create the embossed basket weave design by placing a ruler or yardstick diagonally on the backside of the foil. With a thin embossing tool, draw a line across the edge of the ruler from the upper to the lower edge.

step 2 -Create the embossed basket weave design by placing a ruler or yardstick diagonally on the backside of the foil. With a thin embossing tool, draw a line across the edge of the ruler from the upper to the lower edge.

step 3 - Place a flat piece of .50” wood molding or other object against the line you created.  Emboss a line along the opposite edge of the molding.  Place the ruler edge on the new line and emboss a line on the opposite edge of the ruler. Continue alternating the ruler and molding, embossing lines for the basket weave until you have filled the space. 

step 3 - Place a flat piece of .50” wood molding or other object against the line you created.  Emboss a line along the opposite edge of the molding.  Place the ruler edge on the new line and emboss a line on the opposite edge of the ruler. Continue alternating the ruler and molding, embossing lines for the basket weave until you have filled the space. 

step 4 - Turn the ruler in the opposite diagonal direction and emboss lines in the same way.

step 4 - Turn the ruler in the opposite diagonal direction and emboss lines in the same way.

step 5 -The Mesh Ruffle Cut a strip of mesh 36" long. Fold it in half on the long side and hot glue the edges together.   Cut a length of wire 36" long.  Slip the wire in and out of the glued side of the mesh at one inch intervals, about .50" from the edge.

step 5 -The Mesh Ruffle

Cut a strip of mesh 36" long. Fold it in half on the long side and hot glue the edges together.  

Cut a length of wire 36" long.  Slip the wire in and out of the glued side of the mesh at one inch intervals, about .50" from the edge.

step 6 - Gather the mesh in the center of the wire leaving 9" leads on each end for the hanger.  Apply a heavy glob of hot glue on the mesh ends to keep them from slipping across the wire. Align the wired mesh with the curve of the embossed foil.  Hot glue the mesh to the foil starting in the center and working out to the edges.

step 6 - Gather the mesh in the center of the wire leaving 9" leads on each end for the hanger.  Apply a heavy glob of hot glue on the mesh ends to keep them from slipping across the wire.

Align the wired mesh with the curve of the embossed foil.  Hot glue the mesh to the foil starting in the center and working out to the edges.

step 7 - Poke a hole in the rimmed edges of the foil where the mesh ends and insert the wire.  Curve the wires up and twist the ends together. Tuck the ragged mesh edges inside the fabric and hot glue the folds together to form a clean edge.

step 7 - Poke a hole in the rimmed edges of the foil where the mesh ends and insert the wire.  Curve the wires up and twist the ends together. Tuck the ragged mesh edges inside the fabric and hot glue the folds together to form a clean edge.

step 8 - The Tulips Download, print and cut out the two size tulip templates. 

step 8 - The Tulips

Download, print and cut out the two size tulip templates. 

step 9 - Use the templates to cut your fabric in a variety of colors.  A craft knife or scissors will cut the fabric with no fraying.  You can stack several layers to minimize cutting. You should cut two of each size for every flower for a total of ten complete tulips.

step 9 - Use the templates to cut your fabric in a variety of colors.  A craft knife or scissors will cut the fabric with no fraying.  You can stack several layers to minimize cutting. You should cut two of each size for every flower for a total of ten complete tulips.

step 10 - Using alcohol markers, outline each tulip.  Use another color or a blender marker to spread the color into the outlined spaces.  The marked side will be the tulip front. 

step 10 - Using alcohol markers, outline each tulip.  Use another color or a blender marker to spread the color into the outlined spaces.  The marked side will be the tulip front. 

step 11 - To assemble the tulips, place a line of hot glue extending from the bottom center of the back tulip to the top right edge. Lay a floral wire on the glue line.  Floral wire will allow you to position the tulips in several ways. Apply glue to the top and side perimeters of the petal.  Press the back petal to the front aligning all edges. 

step 11 - To assemble the tulips, place a line of hot glue extending from the bottom center of the back tulip to the top right edge. Lay a floral wire on the glue line.  Floral wire will allow you to position the tulips in several ways. Apply glue to the top and side perimeters of the petal.  Press the back petal to the front aligning all edges. 

step 12 - Stuff white plastic shopping bag pieces into the tulip opening.  Any printing on the bags will be visible through the fabric so cut them away before stuffing the tulips.  Hot glue the bottom open edges of the tulip. Create a small pinch in the bottom of the tulip for dimension and hot glue it together.

step 12 - Stuff white plastic shopping bag pieces into the tulip opening.  Any printing on the bags will be visible through the fabric so cut them away before stuffing the tulips.  Hot glue the bottom open edges of the tulip. Create a small pinch in the bottom of the tulip for dimension and hot glue it together.

step 13 - Arrange the tulips onto the back of the foil as desired for placement, hot gluing them in position. Attach others by simply hot gluing stems to the hanger wires above the basket.

step 13 - Arrange the tulips onto the back of the foil as desired for placement, hot gluing them in position. Attach others by simply hot gluing stems to the hanger wires above the basket.

step 14 - Fold the edges of the foil flat and trace the shape of the bottom and sides to create a template.  Use the template to cut a lining out fleece, felt, or other soft fabric. Hot glue the lining to the foil back.  The fabric will prevent the foil from scraping the finish on your door.

step 14 - Fold the edges of the foil flat and trace the shape of the bottom and sides to create a template.  Use the template to cut a lining out fleece, felt, or other soft fabric. Hot glue the lining to the foil back.  The fabric will prevent the foil from scraping the finish on your door.

 

NOTE: Use a low temperature setting glue gun.  Hotter glue may melt the fabric. 


Supplies

Amazon

  • Fairfield Oly Fun fabric - 12” square per color
  • Hot glue gun (on low setting)
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens
  • 21” x 36” deco mesh

Craft Store

  • 14 gauge wire - 36”
  • embossing tool
  • floral wire

Miscellaneous

  • foil pan cover 13” wide (from party shop)
  • white plastic shopping bags
  • ruler or yardstick
  • fleece or other thick material
  • scissors or craft knife

 


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