Door or Wall Décor Project

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Photo by Allison Sarkesian

This fun décor project can be hung on a wall or door, placed on a mantle, or displayed on a shelf. I wanted something to hang on my front door, so I went with a “welcome” cutout, but there are all kinds of different cutouts available at craft stores.

Materials & Tools:

  • Unfinished wood frame without glass
  • Chalk paint (I used brown and teal)
  • Paint cups
  • Foam paintbrushes
  • Wooden cutout of your choice
  • Sandpaper or fingernail file
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scrapbook paper of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Metal flower embellishment
  • Rope, twine, hemp, string, or other material for hanging, optional


Step 1: Remove the backing from your frame, and set it aside.

Step 2: Pour some brown chalk paint into a paint cup, and use a foam brush to paint the frame, covering all of the surfaces that’ll be visible. Set aside to dry completely.

Photo by Traci Smith

Step 3: Pour some teal paint into a clean paint cup, and use a clean foam brush to paint the cutout. Set aside to dry.

Photo by Traci Smith

Step 4: When the frame is dry, use sandpaper or a nail file, lightly sanding with the grain, to dull the paint and give the frame a rustic appearance. Wipe away dust residue.

Photo by Traci Smith

Step 5: When the cutout is dry, use sandpaper or a nail file to distress the paint. Wipe off any dust residue.

5a: Take the foam brush you used to paint the frame, and add a few light streaks of brown paint to the cutout, especially around the edges, to make it look even more weathered. Set it aside and let it dry completely.

Photo by Traci Smith

Step 6: Using a ruler, measure the opening in the frame. Then, use a pencil to mark those measurements on the back of your scrapbook paper. With scissors, cut the paper to size. Insert the scrapbook paper into the frame, and replace the backing.

Step 7: Using a hot glue gun, attach the cutout and the metal flower to the front of the frame. Set aside to let the hot glue dry thoroughly.

Step 8: If you want to hang the finished project, attach rope, twine, or other material to the back using hot glue, and let it dry completely.

Find more fun and exciting craft ideas in Photo Frame Craft Projects.

Capper’s Farmer editor Traci Smith enjoys crafting alone occasionally, but she prefers getting together with her sister and best friend, sharing lots of laughs and making plans to try new craft projects.