Spring has sprung friends! Jk, we never even got winter here! Well, we did get that 1 night of freezing to kill all of our plants, of course. Bust seriously, Houston totally skipped winter this year. Not that we ever get snow, but it does usually stay cooler for a short period of time.
Anyhow, it was down with the Valentine’s porch & up with the cheery spring stuff! I made a super cute new door hanger contraption this year featuring a crochet hoops & pom-pom ribbons.
Cute pillows from the Target dollar spot of course! I like to switch out the pillows for the season because it’s a cheap way to add warmth. Some of the gnomes are from last year & a couple are from this year, all from the Target dollar spot as well. The older ones still need a fresh coat of spray paint, oops!
CROCHET HOOP DOOR HANGER DIY!
For some reason I started collecting these wooden crochet hoops from thrift stores a few years ago & have accumulated quite a few since! I’ve done all kinds of crafts with them, like make dreamcatchers, spiderwebs for Halloween, xoxo canvases for Valentine’s Day, add small ones into wreaths or use as frames, fill them with cute fabric for wall decor, etc. This time though, I decided to to do a funky door hanger!
I started with this $3 chalkboard sign from the Target dollar spot. It has a stake to go into the ground, but I didn’t use that part. You can use any chalkboard sign you want for this project or anything you can suspend from the middle really! Cut out words or a monogram would be super cute too! Just be sure whatever you want to hang will fit into your hoop. I used my Cricut to cut out the phrase “Hey Y’all” in a favorite font. You can cut vinyl for your sign with a machine or by hand. You can also use letter stickers to spell out your greeting, paint it on or use chalk so it’s changeable.
You can leave your hoop the way it is or brighten it up with a coat or 2 of paint. I’m thinking just about any kind of paint will work on this, since it is wood. I picked an acrylic paint because I already had it in the shade I wanted. The absolute easiest way would be spray paint, but I was out of turquoise!
PS- I used only the outer edge of the hoop & saved the inner hoop for another project.
Once it’s completely dried, suspend your phrase from the top part of the hoop using coordinating twine. Add hot glue if necessary. Because of the shape of my sign, it will be secure without any glue.
Add any pretty trims, ribbons or embellishments around the top part that you like. I went with all pom-pom ribbons! They’re my current favorite for decorating!
The color scheme goes perfectly with all of my other spring porch decor & I spent less than $10 making it happen! You can spend even less if you use things you already have!
See ya later gnomies!