Baseball Door Hanging- a Last Minute Father's Day Gift?
If you hurry, you could still make one of these baseball door hangings in time for your hubby, grandpa, coach, brother, or teammate for Father's Day!
I’m so in love with my new baseball front door decor! It’s been one of my most popular posts being viewed on my Magic Brush Facebook page over 158,000 times and shared over 1300 times on the first day! It's a GREAT project and a lot of bang for your buck!
It is SUPER easy to make. It just takes some time to gather your supplies. First, you need a cheap baseball base set like this one. You can head over to my website to find a link to buy online.
You are going to want to stain or glaze your home plate because you don’t want it to look crisp white. You want it to look PLAYED ON! I used some gel stain that I had at home in a Dark Walnut color and thinned it out with a bit of paint thinner so it wouldn’t get too dark. I just rubbed it on with a sponge. This is a 30 second deal and I have a video on my website showing you the process for you visual learners!
For those of you who get nervous about this sort of thing, there is no need to! I have a video showing me staining the plate... it's super easy! Let this dry overnight. I checked the next day and it did not scratch or rub off, so it’s durable!
I used a ginormous sharpie to “paint” the edges of the home plate so that it looked “official”. For something like this, a sharpie is perfect. Paint tends to peel off rubber. This sharpie doesn’t look too perfect (which again makes the base look “used”)and the marker soaks right in the rubber!
We found this amazing “stitch” tape online.
The saying in the middle of the plate is a sticker set from Hobby Lobby.
To punch the holes thru the top of the base to hang it by, I used a leather hole punch. I punched the holes in the outside of the top of the base and didn’t even consider that when the holes are that far apart, it bends the base when you hang it. So my advice is to put the holes even closer than I did …. that way the base will have less tendency to roll and will lay flat against your door.
I did glue a paint stick to the back of this to keep it laying flat against my door also.
I used paracord (in royal blue … go Kansas City Royals) to make a the “hanging” part and I purchased a pre-made burlap bow from Hobby Lobby cuz’ I stink at bow making. Add that to my list of things I can’t do…. right behind cooking and cleaning and sewing! Ha!
And there it is!!!!! I LOVE how this pops on my front door and I can tell you that the BLACK EDGE made all the difference in the world, so don’t skip that! This would make a GREAT gift idea for a baseball coach, a baseball fanatic or a Father’s Day gift!
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Published June 18th, 2015 1:06 PM
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