Inexpensive Front Door Hanger


I'm not sure if browsing Pinterest is all that great for my penny-pinching self, but for the last few weeks I've spent the money that's been leftover in our grocery budget . . . . (ahem) . . . . at Hobby Lobby.  (Which has made me very happy!)


I found this cute idea on Pinterest, and while I loved how cute the buttons were in the original project, I couldn't find enough buttons to match at the store!  (I'm also not  a great seamstress, and the thought of sewing on that many buttons was a wee bit daunting.)  As I hurried through the store though I noticed Hobby Lobby's cute press-board monograms though, so decided to use those instead.


Here's what you'll need to make one of these for your front door (or to hang anywhere in your home. . .)


Total Cost:  $15.76


  1. fabric to cover the size of your canvas (I purchased 1/2 yard which was enough to cover 2 11×14 boards
  2. canvas on sale at Hobby Lobby 40% off, or use this 40% off coupon at Michael's on canvas prints (expires 9/17/11)
  3. pressed board monogram mine was $1.99 at Hobby Lobby
  4. spray paint to cover the letter (I used chocolate brown) use 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon (expires 9/17/11)
  5. ribbon on sale 50% off at Hobby Lobby
  6. staple gun if you don't have one, find a friend who does, and request one as a gift for Christmas – they come in so handy!

Spray paint monogram and let dry . . .

Measure fabric for canvas . . .


Staple fabric to ends, pulling tightly so that it doesn't bunch up. . .


Once all four sides are done, staple corners together . . .



Here's the front of the board once it's covered (these would even be cute plain if you had several favorite fabrics on separate canvases)


Tie bow and attach ribbon to back of board . . .

Use hot glue gun to attach monogram to board (I think I bought that hot glue gone for less than $4 at Wal-Mart ten years ago!) .



Hang on your front door (although now that I've done this I keep seeing other places that may need it!)




Here are a few other fun ideas I noticed on Pinterest this week . . .




Do you have any craft projects that you’re working on in your home right now?  If you have a blog and have made something, I’d love to see it, so leave your link it the comments section.  Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)


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  1. great idea. would make some great teacher/
    christmas gifts!!!!

  2. Sheryl Black says

    This is really cool! But I’m completely shocked that you didn’t go to Michaels for your materials and use the 50% off one regular priced item coupon from last weeks paper! 🙂

    • My husband asked the same thing when he just saw your comment Sheryl 😉

      Because of our crazy schedule, I only shop on Thursday morning while my littlest is at pre-school (so I do all my shopping then, plus meet my hubby for lunch!) So, I didn’t have time to make Hobby Lobby & Michael’s (in fact, I was almost late to pick up my daughter just b/c of my Hobby Lobby run!!!) Next year she’ll be in school & hopefully I can make a quick trip to Michael’s too every few weeks 🙂


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