A step by step tutorial on how to make this one of a kind door decor for the holiday season. This Beautiful Door Decor will not only look great for Christmas but all year around as well.
I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that December is a month away.
Like how did this happen, where did the year go and how can I slow it down because I really can’t believe 2019 is coming to a close.
But nothing can be done about it except to just jump right into holiday decorations.
Last year several other bloggers and I participated in “Deck The Home” Challenge and this year we are bringing it back and doing it all over again.
I’m so Excited!
Basically every week of November leading up to Christmas we will be creating DIY Crafts around a certain theme.
This week’s theme is DIY Door Decor and this is what I created.
I think decorating your door is a must for the holiday season.
There is something so comforting about having a gorgeous wreath or any sort of door decor on your door for that matter.
It just sets the mood for the season.
So without further ado let’s jump into this fun little tutorial.
If you want to see more projects like mine be sure to read till the end to see what my fellow blogger friends created.
Materials Needed for DIY Door Decor Using Paper Cones
Tutorial for DIY Door Decor Using Paper Cones
So I had leftover wooden stakes from a craft project which is why I used it on this door decor project but if you have wooden dowels or just simple rectangle pieces of wood, it will still work.
The pieces of wood you are working with should be able to join in the shape of Triangle but you could also make it into a square.
It really depends on your preference.
I stained the wooden stakes first in a deep dark brown color which I have used on my Marbled Coffee Table and really loved the results.
Apply a tiny amount of stain with a foam brush on one wooden stake.
Wipe off the excess with a piece of cloth and it should leave behind a deep stain on the wood.
Once the stain has dried. Use a thick piece of cardstock paper and cut it into a triangle.
Place the wooden stakes on the border of the triangle shape and glue it onto the paper with Gorilla Glue.
Put it aside and let it dry while you work on making the paper cones to add into the triangle door decor wreath.
For the paper cones, I went with a thick cardboard paper.
It doesn’t need to be white as you will paint over it later on.
This is a great time to even recycle paper as you won’t see the text or design underneath.
The easiest way to make paper cones is to first trace a circle using any size circle lid or bowl you have on hand.
I used multiple sizes from large to medium and small.
Trace all of the circles onto the paper first and then cut out the shapes.
Fold the circles that you cut previously in four-folds.
And then open the paper.
You will see four lines.
Go ahead and cut one of the lines with a pair of scissors.
Fold the cut sides of the paper into each other.
This will create the Cone shape.
And tape the side which is open.
Don’t worry if the tape is showing as you will paint over it.
Do this to all the circle shapes you had cut out and then move onto the painting part.
For painting the cones I used Texture Paints from DecoArt. What I love about this specific paint is that it gives me that abstract tree effect that I wanted to create on the paper cones.
I’ve used this paint on so many projects and you can check out my DIY Textured Pots and DIY Flower Clock for more inspiration.
Using a palette knife with the textured paint on the backside of the knife, apply it all over the paper cone.
As you will move the knife around to coat the paper cone it will automatically create texture.
I played around with all the colors on the different sizes of the paper cones.
This step is optional but I think it adds such a great sparkly touch.
I sprinkled on some glitter onto the paper cones while they were still a little wet.
It’s my way of adding a little snowflake effect.
Then just let all the cones dry before you add them to your DIY Triangle Shaped Wreath.
Before I added the paper cones into the actual wreath I went ahead and made a makeshift triangle with a few wooden stakes just to see how it will look all together.
For one it gives you an Idea for the placement and when you actually start gluing it onto the DIY wreath you will have an idea of where everything goes and makes the process faster.
I used hot glue gun to attach the paper cones.
To fill in the gaps I added in some faux succulents and mini bottle brush trees.
The final step is to add some Picture Frame Hooks at the back of the wooden stakes, attach a string and it is ready to be hanged on your front door.
What do you guys think?
And If you want to see what my fellow blogger friends created just click the link below.
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