Dual-Sided Valentine’s Day Door Hanger

So it’s pretty clear to me (and maybe you guys, too!) that I may have a not-so-slight obsession with making wreaths.  I just can’t help myself….burlap, ornaments, wood, mesh, balloons, Easter eggs….I’ll try just about anything in the name of decor!

You may have recently seen the red burlap heart wreath I made for Valentine’s Day, and one lovey dovey wreath is probably enough for a single home.  Right?  Well, I’m sure that’s the case for most normal people, but as my husband frequently reminds me, I am not normal.

I decided I needed, yes needed, to make another wreath/door hanger for Cupid’s big day because well, I love me some spray paint, just like I love me some chevrons, oh and of course, my Silhouette and vinyl.  And just to make sure this project wasn’t too straight-forward or simple, I had to go and create a dual-sided door hanger…..yes, one door hanger, two designs.  Like I said, not normal.

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Dual-Sided Valentine’s Day Door Hanger

Here’s what I used to make this dual-sided Valentine’s Day door hanger:

Supplies

 

My Designs (Yes, There are TWO!)

I LOVE the wooden signs from Craft Cuts (and nope, I’m not affiliated with them at all.  I just truly love their products!).  They are excellent quality, easy to paint, and most importantly, affordable!

I had such a great time using my and my husband’s monogram on my Valentine’s Day red burlap heart wreath that I decided to buy some more shapes (so look for more of these door hanger projects throughout the year!).  One such shape was this heart, which I got as a size 12″ wide and 1/8″ thick….just perfect for a door hanger!

To make my design in Silhouette Studio, I first took a screenshot of the heart from the website so I could get the exact shape as a mockup.  Since I’m in love with chevron and have had this Shape Tape just itching to be used, I knew I wanted to incorporate chevrons as the background.

As I was designing, I made two mockups: one more formal, classic, and personalized with our family’s initial; the other, more playful, colorful, and generic.  I couldn’t choose which one I liked more, and since my door hanger has two sides, I decided to just go ahead and use both as a DUAL-SIDED decoration!

It’s a little business in the front/party in the back, huh?!

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White Spray Paint

Since these signs come ready to paint, I grabbed my trusty can of white spray paint & primer and got my craft on!  This is my all-time favorite line of spray paint and I use it all. the. time.  Seriously, I love this stuff!

I gave both sides of the sign a couple coats to create a nice base.

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Adding Chevron Shape Tape

Next, I grabbed my chevron Shape Tape and applied it to one side of the sign then used my scraper to get a nice, firm adhesion.  This tape makes getting a chevron design soooo simple!

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Adding Another Coat of White Spray Paint

I then headed back outside and gave the tape-covered side another {super} light coat of white spray paint, just to try and seal all the edges and help prevent bleeding of the upcoming red paint.

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Adding Red Spray Paint

After that white coat had fully dried, I then added a couple coats of the red spray paint & primer.  Then I brought the sign back inside and started removing the chevron Shape Tape.

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Much to my pleasure, it worked amazingly!  There was hardly any bleeding of the red paint, which I would just touch up later with a paint brush when it was time to finish the signs’s edge.

This lovely side was now done for the time being.

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Adding Light Pink Spray Paint

Onto the other side!  To help try and prevent any rogue pink spray paint from ruining my pristine white and red chevrons, I decided to try something new.  I love me some Glad Press’n Seal, not only in the kitchen but also as a craft supply….it acts as some nice transfer tape for vinyl when in a pinch (and as a great fun activity for my toddler too!).

I tore off a piece and applied it to the red and white side of the sign, really making sure to focus on the edges.  Even with laying the sign flat on a piece of cardboard while painting, I didn’t want to risk any pink paint inadvertently ending up on the wrong side.  That would make me very grumpy indeed.

I then grabbed a can of light pink spray paint & primer and gave the other side a couple coats.

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Adding Dark Pink Spray Paint

Then it was back inside where I added the chevron Shape Tape to this side, followed by going back outside and blasting a couple coats of a dark pink spray paint & primer.

This was the same paint I used for my niece’s Classic Alice in Wonderland growth chart ruler as well as her coordinating Alice in Wonderland first birthday chalkboard poster frame.

Once it was fully dried, the sign was brought back inside and I started removing the chevron Shape Tape as well as the Glad Press’n Seal from the other side.  Thankfully, there was no bleeding or rogue paint splatters in sight!

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A Few Touch-Ups

So I apparently forgot to take any pictures of these last steps (whoops!).   Since I did have a little bleeding under parts of the Shape Tape (mainly with the red paint), and because I wanted a nice, even white edge, I sprayed a little paint into a paper bowl and use a fine-point paint brush for touching-up all the little imperfections.

 

Adding Vinyl Wording & Ribbon

Like I mentioned earlier, I created my designs in Silhouette Studio and then cut them out in some Oracal 651 vinyl with my crafting BFF, my Silhouette Cameo.  I then weeded the excess vinyl away, trimmed the pieces up, slapped some transfer tape on top, measured and placed them on their respective sides, then applied them using the hinge method (which I talk about in more detail here and here,).

Once the vinyl was on (and thankfully centered and even!), I raided my ribbon stash and pulled out some black ribbon that had some sparkly white polka dots.  I just thought this ribbon would not only coordinate with both sides of my door hanger since it’s black, but I love mixing polka dots and stripes….so fun!  This ribbon also worked great on my other Valentine’s Day red burlap heart wreath, so I figured I might as well keep it going for this one too.

 

My Finished Dual-Sided Valentine’s Day Door Hanger!

And here it is in all its dual-sided, lovey dovey glory!

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

Ahhhh, I just love the classic color combination of the red and white chevrons with the black initial.  And the mix of the stripes and polka dot ribbon?!  Be still, my crafty heart….

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

And how about the “party” side, huh!  Two different shades a pink mixed with a little mint, the pop of the black and white, and the profound (and true) Beatles’ lyrics….what’s not to love!

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

Dual-Sided Valentine's Day Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

Now I can quickly flip the door hanger around depending on my mood or vibe.  If I start getting bored or habituated to one side and need a little pick-me-up….BAM!  I can just flip it around and then I have instant new Valentine’s Day decor.

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Be sure and check out all my other wreaths, Silhouette projects (and free cut files!), as well as all my other creations in my Project Gallery!

 

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About Christine

I'm Christine, a SAHM to a spunky toddler and his mini-me infant brother, and married to the best guy you'll ever meet. I (try to) spend their nap times getting my craft on and I blog about my creations and adventures in parenting at Where The Smiles Have Been. My loves are all things DIY, especially Silhouette projects, wreaths, & personalized decor. And ice cream....definitely love me some ice cream.

Comments

  1. Love your blog! I’m so glad I found you! Have you had any trouble with the oracle 651 bubbling on the paint? I cut some silhouette vinyl for my cousin that she put on painted wood and it started bubble. I pretty much only use oracle 651 now though but wondered if it had the same issue. Thanks!

    • Hey Lindsey! Thanks so much! The only time I’ve used Silhouette vinyl on {stained} wood was with our family growth chart ruler, but I didn’t have any bubbles at all. This door hanger was my first time applying vinyl to painted wood and I didn’t have any bubbles either, even with the 651. Did your cousin not have any bubbles after applying it and they started showing up, or were they there right after application?

      If she had bubble trouble due to application, has she tried the “hinge” method? Before I used that method of applying vinyl, I would frequently get bubbles no matter what type of vinyl or surface it was applied to. Since using the “hinge” method and applying the vinyl half at a time, from the center out, it’s nearly perfect every time! Do you know how your cousin applied it? If there were no bubbles from the start then they later developed, I’m sorry but I’ve got no help for you! I’ve never seen that happen before. You can sometimes work the bubbles out by poking tiny holes with a safety pin or blasting it with a hair dryer and trying to smooth them out with a scraper. Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by, and your sweet comment! :)

  2. Leah Briick says:

    okay I just love this door hanger! The two colors of Pink and the font for the “B”. And how many times have I walked past that shaped Frog tape and thought I should buy me some of that!! I think I see it in my future.

    • Thanks so much, Leah! Yeah, the Shape Tape is pretty amazing! I was very impressed with it, and it sure beats trying to make the chevron design by hand with regular painter’s tape. There was only minimal bleeding too. Can’t beat that! :)

  3. Can you tell me how you affixed the ribbon to the wooden heart?

    Just starting out with a Cameo, which I just LOVE and also love that I’ve found your blog!

    Craft on my friend ;)

    • Silhouette Lovers Unite! :) Yeah Michelle, sorry I forgot to take pics during the ribbon phase of creation! The ribbon only had polka dots on one side, and I wanted the dots to be visible on both sides of the door hanger. So what I did was take a long strand of ribbon, probably about 3-feet or so, and glued the ends together. Then I held the ribbon together to basically pretend that it was actually a 1.5-foot strand of dual-sided polka dot ribbon and glued it onto the edge of the heart so it was flush with the wood. That way as it’s hanging, the polka dots show on both sides. Does that make sense? If not, I’ll try and snap some pics of the ribbon for you. :) Thanks for checking out my site! I’m so happy to hear you enjoy it! ;)

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