Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Football Burlap Door Hanger {Tutorial + Giveaway}

***Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post for info about a GIVEAWAY!!!***

Last week I shared some of my football themed decor with y'all and today I will be sharing a tutorial on how to make these adorable burlap football door hangers!  



 I had seen similar door hangers for just about every holiday or occasion in gift shops and I just knew I could do something very similar myself.  Plus, considering that I now have two front doors to decorate, instead of just one) I need two of everything so I knew making it was my better option.  The good news is, they weren't that hard to make so I know you can do it, too!  


First, I used a large piece of paper from my kids drawing notebook and folded it in half two times to draw the shape I wanted to use for the footballs, and cut that out.  


Next, I used that template as a pattern to trace onto the burlap.  My football is approximately 21 inches by 14 inches.



I cut through two layers of burlap so I could have a front piece (that would be painted) and a plain piece for the back.


Now time for painting!  I happened to have some brown paint left over from an old project, so I used that for the football, but I normally would have just used all acrylic paints.  I used a large sponge brush to paint it on and it takes a good amount of paint to get a good covering.

***Important to remember - The burlap is tightly woven, but there are still tiny little holes in the fabric that the paint WILL soak through.  I used an old plastic table cloth under my painting area to protect my granite top.  You have to do this or you will end up with paint all over your surface!



Once the brown paint was dried I used white acrylic paint and white paint pen to add the details of the football.


After that was completely dry I added my team color with red acrylic paint and then outlined everything with a black paint pen to make it really look clean and to make the red pop.  



I added the wording with a paint pen and then it was ready to assemble. 


Use a hot glue gun to glue the edges of the painted front and the plain back together leaving an area at the bottom big enough to fit your hand in.




Stuff the football with plastic bags (a great way to recycle them) and fill it to your liking.  I used about 14 bags for one football.


After gluing the hold closed you are ready to add the wire hanger.  Now, for this step you could also glue on ribbon or a burlap wired ribbon to hang it with, but I like the look of the wire.  This was some I got from my local craft store in the jewelry section.  From the back of the hanger, stick one end through just below where you have glued and then on the front twist the excess around your finger or a pen to spiral it.  I then added a dab of hot glue where it goes through the football on both sides so it wouldn't slip or pull out.


The last step is to add some fun coordinating ribbons and you are all set to hang your masterpiece and show your team spirit!



The possibilities are really endless for this type of project. I'm already planning for fall, Christmas, birthdays, and just about every other occasion I can think of to make these festive and fun door hangers!


If you aren't quite feeling crafty enough to try them on your own, you are in luck because we have added these to our Etsy shop!  Click here to purchase one of your own, customized for your favorite team.

And, the biggest news of today is that we will be giving away ONE of these football hangers to one lucky reader!!!   You don't have to love the Bulldogs because I will personalize it for the winners favorite team. :-)  To enter, all you have to do is leave us a comment telling us who your favorite team is. For an additional entry into the drawing, follow us on Instagram {TheMagnoliaMamas} and come back leave another comment telling us you are following.  And for a third entry in the drawing, follow our blog by email {check out the left side of the blog and scroll down to find where to enter your email} and leave another comment saying you are following by email.   (All followers/second/third entries will be verified).  You have one week to enter - by Wednesday, September 10th at midnight! The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 11th!
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39 comments:

  1. What a fun blog! Go Dawgs, of course! :)
    Sammie
    ugasammie1980@outlook.com

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  2. LOVE this door hanger!! My favorite team is Philadelphia Eagles!!

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  3. Just staRted following TheMagnoliaMamas on Instagram for a chance to win the burlap football door hanger!!

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  4. Just subscribed by email for a chance to win the burlap football door hanger!! Ah I just can't get over how cute!!

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  5. I was born a 'Tarheel', grew up in Miami so I was raised a 'Cane' but I married a HUGE Dawg fan...so 'GO DAWGS!'

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  6. I've always loved following your blogs Carrie Beth! I'd love these to hang on my door and show love for the Dawgs!

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    1. I love your Instagram account! I am following

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  8. Would LOVE a chance to win these adorable door hangers!! Go Dawgs!!

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  9. Love these door hangers - they are awesome and would appropriate for my front door in Athens! :) Go Dawgs!

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  10. Love it! I would go for UF if you could bring yourself to make one for a rival team :)

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  11. And email! - this is Tricia by the way! ;)

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  12. South Carolina gamecocks! I love these!

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  13. Rise Up! Go Falcons! I'm so proud of you!!

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  14. These are awesome! Go Clemson Tigers!

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    1. Following you on instagram too! Very excited :-)

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  15. Hello Carrie Beth from Sara Lovell! Love your blog…just came across it today after your FB mention. I bleed red and black and would love to take one of these with us to our new home to support the Dawgs when we move to PA this fall. :)

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  16. I have been looking for something to hang on my door...perfect season to start with this!! GO DAWGS!!! <3 Love your double doors by the way...genius!

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  17. Love this project and your new blog! War eagle, go auburn!!!

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  18. I'd love to win one of these:)! Either PSU or Steelers:)!

    Stacey.c.hicks@gmail.com

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  19. I follow your blog by email;)!

    Stacey.c.hicks@gmail.com

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  20. I follow on Instagram too:)!

    Stacey.c.hicks@gmail.com

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  21. Love your blog Carrie Beth and Jen - great idea! Go Dawgs!!

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  22. Go dawgs!! It will be so fun reading y'alls blog!

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  23. I follow on Instagram!
    Jodie.dykema@sbcglobal.net

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