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DIY Holiday Decor with Repurposed Door

Craft a fun holiday sign using an old door to wish your family and friends a Merry Christmas. Use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk to make your home bright and cheerful all season long with this upcycled craft.

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo

At a Glance:

Project #15658 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk 12 Color Set - PROMO845

Number Needed: 1 $59.99 $35.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Layering Block - 36046

Number Needed: 1 $4.49 $2.69
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Other Supplies

  • Section of vintage door
  • Computer printout of "Merry Christmas"
  • Transfer paper
  • Pencils
  • Plaid ribbon
  • Christmas Greenery
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towel

Project Patterns and Printables

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  1. Basecoat the door piece with Imperial.  Allow to dry.
  2. Using the pattern provided, transfer "Merry Christmas" to door.  Resize if needed in order to fit door.   Refer to photo for placement.
  3. Pour some Rich Black to a plate.  Dip the flat side of layering block in to paint and then remove any excess onto a paper towel.  Lightly glide the block along the door front and the edges of the door to achieve distressed look.  Don't be too heavy handed.  It only takes a little to get the effect.
  4. Cut ribbon and tie as shown in photo.
  5. Add greenery to the bow.

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Related Resources

FolkArt Layering Stencils FAQ

FolkArt Layering Stencils FAQ

Learn how to use the FolkArt layering stencils.

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FolkArt Home Decor Chalk FAQ

Learn how to use the complete line from FolkArt Home Decor: Chalk, Tools, and Stencils.

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Related FAQs

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Yes, it is highly recommended that you seal your project to ensure maximum protection.
Use Wax to achieve a soft, smooth finish with your choice of Clear, Antique or White. Wax should be applied every 6-12 months or as needed for high traffic surfaces. It is for indoor use only. An alternative to Wax is Matte Varnish. Use this on heavily used furniture. It can be used for indoor or outdoor projects.
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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.