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Buffalo Plaid Door Hanger Tutorial

I always love creating something new for our front door and side gate to decorate for the Holidays! Since Christmas will be quickly approaching, I created this super cute Buffalo Plaid Door Hanger using a few of our favorite APS Foils: Elsa and Buffalo Plaid.

Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Door Hanger with Mini Silver Stockings and bells

I started with a wooden “gift-tag” cut-out and base painted it with Bondago in the color black.  Then I allowed this to dry completely and I taped off a section to leave black.  I measured and drew lines to keep everything straight and then applied foil adhesive to the top and bottom sections. 

Once the foil adhesive was dry, I allowed it to dry for about an hour, I transferred our fabulous Buffalo Plaid foil. This foil releases so well and created a fabulous plaid finish in just seconds (so much easier than painting plaid)!  

Then I applied our Golden Paintworks topcoat to protect the foiled sections.  This was done to make sure when I taped again it would not damage the foiled areas.  

Once this way dry, I taped off again to isolate the middle section and apply the foil adhesive just to that area and then I removed the tape.  

Buffalo Plaid & Snowflake door hanger with silver mini stockings

When the foil adhesive was dry, I transferred our new Elsa foil (the cutest snowflakes)!  Elsa is a transparent foil, so you want to make sure when using this foil that you have applied a color to the surface that you want to see through the foil.  I left it black for great contrast for the snowflakes to pop.

The cute little stockings were found at the Dollar Tree. I painted them with black Bondago as well and allowed the paint to dry. Once the Bondago was dry, I applied foil adhesive.  

Once the foil adhesive was dry, I transferred the Twinkle Silver foil to all the stockings.   Make sure to topcoat these as well to protect the foil. 

I then grabbed some red/white string and bells. I added these to the stockings and attached them to the wood tag with my staple gun.  

Then I found some beautiful ribbon to create a simple bow!  Now it’s ready to hang our Buffalo Plaid Door Hanger and impress all of our guests this holiday season!

red and black buffalo plaid door hanger tag with silver stockings

Now it’s your turn! Make sure to share your buffalo plaid door hangers with us, we love seeing what you are creating with our APS Foils 

Supply List:  

Wooden Door Hanger – Gift Tag

Bondago Black

ArtsSyVille Foil Adhesive

APS Foils:

Buffalo Paid

Elsa Snowflakes

Twinkle Silver

Golden Paintworks Topcoat – Satin

Red/White String 

Bells

Ribbons

Xo, Jenn