This repurposed cabinet door wall art is not only perfect for Christmas, but easy to change out so you can use it the whole year! An easy upcycle with paint and some greenery!
I love partnering with HomeRight for these projects to show how easy these projects are with the paint sprayer! It’s also a great example of how you can craft year-round with a spray shelter!
I went through a stage a few years ago, where I seemed to collect old cabinet doors. I’d have friends bring them over, my husband would find them at job sites. I even had a neighbor exclaim once, “Oh Natalie! I thought of you earlier today because I saw a pile of free junk in front of someone’s house!” Not exactly what I hoped would trigger people to think of me, but apparently I didn’t mind too much cause I hopped in my car and went to get some more cabinet doors.
I had recently seen some embroidery hoop “wreaths” at a craft fair, and wanted to try my hand at making some. This cabinet door was the perfect size to be a backdrop for my wreath!
How to Make Embroidery Hoop Wreath on Repurposed Cabinet Door
HomeRight Spray Shelter, small
HomeRight Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer
Cricut Explore Air 2 (a Maker would work just as well and I’ll be jealous of you if you have one!)
Hot Glue Gun
The first step was to fill the holes from where the door handle had been. I just used some spackle to fill them in and then wet wiped them clean. I wasn’t going for perfect, just didn’t want a gaping hole to show.
I could have painted it with a brush, but I didn’t want it to look streaky and there were lots of little grooves to get in. Since it’s already freezing cold in Pennsylvania, there was really no option but to paint indoors. I popped up my lifesaver of a spray tent (this small size one is my favorite because it has a bottom drop cloth) and grabbed my paint sprayer.
Do you see all that stuff in the back ground? And that I’m painting on carpet??
No worries! Everything stays contained in the spray shelter and I can paint right in my office!
Once it was dry, I moved it downstairs where I had better lighting. The white was nice and streak-free, but a little too bright for me. I wanted more of an aged look for this project.
So I grabbed some wood stain and clean rags and then just smeared a little on. I started in the crevices since that would naturally look darker than the flat parts.
Make sure you have a second, clean rag ready to go that is lightly damp. Once you have the stain on, immediately take the damp rag and gently wipe the stain off. You don’t want this to sit for a bit like you do when you stain wood. You want to remove the stain immediately.
You can wipe as much or as little away as you’d like. I wiped most of mine away leaving some in the crevices and edges.
Now set your door aside and get started on your embroidery hoop! I promise this is super easy too!
Use an embroidery hoop as your wreath form and find a piece of fabric to fit the center with about a 1.5″ overhang. My embroidery hoop is 15″ but you’ll want to size yours to your specific door.
I had a piece of canvas dropcloth leftover from another project that I used for my fabric. You could really use any type of fabric you want, though! Have a piece of fabric cut at the store, use a tablecloth or curtain from the thrift store, buy an inexpensive sheet set. Whatever gives you the texture and color you want for your backdrop!
Once you have it cut, you need to find your iron-on words. I used my Cricut to cut my letters out of heat transfer vinyl. If you don’t have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can also just purchase iron-on quotes that are ready to go! I used this pre-made file from Cricut Design Space and then just sized it accordingly for my project.
Follow the manufacturer’s directions to iron-on your vinyl quote. Be sure to center it on the fabric the way you want it to look after it is placed in the embroidery hoop!
Then center the fabric in your embroidery hoop. At this point, I also placed a piece of ribbon between the two rings of the embroidery hoop for me to hang it from later.
Pull your fabric nice and tight as you tighten the outer hoop so that there are no wrinkles in your fabric. You can see that I placed the outer part of the hoop with the tightening screw down towards the 5 o’clock position. I knew that was where I was going to put my greenery and I wanted it to cover that part of the hoop.
Then flip your hoop over and use a hot glue gun to glue the excess fabric to the back edge of the embroidery hoop.
It should look like this on the back when you’re all finished.
Then glue on your greens and a bow and whatever else you have on-hand to spruce it up a little!
I attached the ribbon to the back of my cabinet door by using more hot glue. You could also just use a thumbtack, though, and that way you could change the wreath out for different seasons!
Look at that smooth finish on the cabinet door! I love how the paint sprayer gives you such a professional finish in so little time!
Check out the HomeRight site for even more ways to use the paint sprayer and shelter! You’ll also find great ideas for cleaning your home naturally, grilling recipes and other holiday crafts!
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