Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Door Hanger
Are you ready to warm up with a cozy mug of hot chocolate? Then take a look at this fun new design that I featured on my recent round-up of winter door hangers. And I loved this one so much that I also decided to feature it on a recent Facebook live video on the Southern A-Door-nments Facebook page! The best part is that you can use this hot cocoa and peppermint door hanger all winter long, starting with your Christmas decor and going into January and February!
- Large Flat Tip Brush
- Assorted Paint Brush Set
- “Hot Chocolate” Door Hanger Blank
- -OR- “Hot Chocolate” Printable Template and Digital Cut File
- Primary Red
- Dark Chocolate
- Pebble Brown
- True Blue
- Bahama Blue
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It's Easy to DIY This Hot Cocoa Door Hanger!
Once you’ve gathered up your supplies, all you have to do is paint! I’ve made it easy to get started from my online shop. There you can choose either the ready-to-paint MDF blank, or the printable template and digital cut file so that you can cut your own door hanger at home. (Not sure what the difference is? I explained it in this recent post!)
If you choose to paint the blank, like I did in my video, you can see that it’s etched with all of the design details that are laser-cut right onto the surface. That way, you can paint the background on the whole surface and still see the lines underneath where you need to fill in the details. If you’re using the DecoArt Americana paints that I recommend, you can even paint the white right on top of the darker colors! The white snowflake and marshmallows will pop on top of the darker teal and brown background.
The Finished Piece:
While I was painting this one, I challenged myself to use some shading to give it a three-dimensional look. I used several different brushes to get the different effects – you can see them all in this photo. The “True Blue” paint worked well to blend with the “Bahama Blue” paint that I used for the coffee cup.
Of course, if you want even more of a 3D effect, this would be a perfect design to add some puffy white paint or glitter on top!
Watch Each Step of This Hot Cocoa Mug Door Hanger:
If not, make sure you add it to your playlist to see the full DIY painting process from start to finish!
I’m so excited that we’re planning another “creative retreat” for you all with lots of door hanger painting, guest crafters, tips and info sessions for having your own paint party business, swag bags of free goodies, and just lots of fun and crafting together. I hope you can join us, too! Just make sure you check it out before tickets sell out!
You should be ready to go! Before you know it, you’ll have your own hot cocoa door hanger up on your front door.
Don’t forget – you can always find the painting supplies that you need in my online shop or Amazon door hanger supply storefront, and grab door hanger blanks or printable templates and digital cut files from my online store:
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