Great Christmas Craft Using Old/ Vintage Wood Door

M&M Embellishments
by M&M Embellishments
Hi all! A couple of years ago, I came across an old wood door at a great price and snatched it up. It sat for quite some time in my garage until I came up with something fabulous to be done with it.
After cleaning the door, I started off by slapping on some washes of paints in different colors, with the majority being grey. I then added some watered down gold paint in random areas. I wasn't particular about this at all!.
Then, I figured out where I would need the bottom urn for what I envisioned for this door.
After I hand painted the urn, I place a star up on top of the door and then proceeded to figure out how to make sure the bulbs I was going to add would be straight.
I put a screw at the top where I would be hanging the start and then two screws at the bottom on each side of the top of the urn. I strung string around each of the screws to make the triangle.

I used hot glue and many different sizes and types of gold and silver balls and glued them all onto the door, with the larger being at the base. I also added a pretty, yet rustic door knob where the holes were for the original hardware.
In hindsight, I probably would opt for a different type of glue - some of the bulbs came off over time, but that's easily fixed.

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  • Marilyn Hamm Marilyn Hamm on Dec 03, 2016
    How did u use the door when u were done.

  • Wvw11430085 Wvw11430085 on Dec 03, 2016
    I also wonder how you used the finished door...

  • Barb Barb on Dec 02, 2018

    That is awesome. I have done something similar but am not very crafty. I don’t think I used enough hot glue. Is there something I can spray over it to insure it all adheres? Thank u!

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  • Kandie Mack Kandie Mack on Nov 13, 2018

    Beautiful idea, I am thinking of cutting some plywood...stain or paint it silver, then apply the balls on them in the same fashion, to place on our porch.