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Foam Board Ice Cream Front Door Hanger

8/03/2020 | Lynn Lilly

Lynn Lilly shows you how to make a DIY Ice Cream Front Door Hanger!

I love switching up my front door decor on the regular and I have been experimenting with creating front door hangers with foam board. A lot of die-cut front door hangers are made from wood but they can be pricey. So I thought why not give foam board a try and it has worked great and withstands weather! Whether you are an everyday crafter or someone who makes occasionally, it definitely helps to have your supplies organized. My go-to organizer for projects and long term storage is my DeflectoStackable Storage Caddy. It is great for general storage or if you are making a lot of the same type of project that uses the same materials like I have been with front door hangers it works great to dedicate a caddy with all the supplies.



Featured Storage Container: Deflecto Stackable Storage Caddy


     18″ x 24″ Foam Board



     Box Cutter or Craft Knife

     Acrylic Paint and Brush

     Dimensional Puffy Paint


     Hot Glue Gun & Glue or Industrial Glue


Project Directions:

1. Draw the shape of a cone, ice cream scoop, and a cherry on the foam board.

2. Use the box cutter to cut out each piece.
3. Paint the cone brown acrylic paint and let it dry.


4. Once the cone is dry paint criss-cross cone lines in gold acrylic paint. Add texture with squiggly lines over the brown. Mix white into the original brown to create a light brown. Let the cone completely dry.
5. Paint the ice cream scoop pink. Let it dry. Next mix the pink with white to get a lighter pink and paint polka dots all over the ice cream scoop. Next, use the dimensional puffy paint to add sprinkles. Let it completely dry.
6. Paint the cherry red and the stem black. Let it dry. Once it is dry add some reflection lines to the cherry with white.
7. Glue the ice cream scoop to the cone and the cherry to the scoop.
8. Paint the entire piece with decoupage to weatherproof.
9. Glue a string to the back to hang it on the door.

TA-DA!!! You have your very own fun, front door hanger. You can take this same technique and make so many other shapes. I have already made a watermelon slice and a popsicle. The popsicle has been hanging on my door for weeks and withstood so many storms!



The best part about this project is that clean-up was so easy as I just popped all my supplies back in my Storage Caddy!



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