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Cricut Holiday Door Hangers 12 Days of Christmas DAY NINE GIVE AWAY

You can make your own door hangers!

I have wanted to make my own door hangers for a long time and I finally did it! YAY!  This 12 Days of Christmas has been good for me.  Last night the kids, DH and I all played several rounds of the Bingo game I made.  They loved it!  I walk past my vinyl angel decor and feel pleased that it’s somewhere we can all enjoy it (on the way to the kitchen, LOL).  In the kitchen I have the advent calendar I made.  It’s sitting on the island.  Each day I notice that someone has moved the magnet to a new day.  That makes me so happy.

To create these door hangers I used the My Community Cricut cartridge.  You can also find door hangers in the Batman, Superman, Locker Talk and Sesame Street Elmo’s Party cartridges.  They aren’t all shaped like this one, but they are door hangers. 😉  I used multi-cut 2 AND the deep cut blade.  I’ve found that my Cricut prefers a fairly thin chipboard for cutting.  I suggest looking for chipboard that is the thickness of a cereal box (or using a cereal box). 🙂  Here are some projects where I’ve cut cereal boxes with my Cricut.

After I cut the chipboard door hanger centers, I switched to the regular blade and cut some paper by Bo Bunny to cover each side.  I cut the hangers and their covers at 8″.  I was able to get 3 hangers out of one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock.

I used my ATG (adhesive tape gun) to glue everything together.  If you don’t lay your paper down just right and you’re a little off you can do what I did and sand the edges down a bit.  I then went over the edges with some chalk.  Problem solved!  Hey, it happens to everyone. 😉

I love to use reversible paper.  It’s such a nifty little trick to be able to flip paper over and know the other side will match.  Easy as pie…not homemade pie from scratch, but store bought pie.  Here I’ve also laid a little piece of red scrap paper behind an area I punched out using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.  That allowed the negative space to show as a snowflake.

I used the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge to decorate my door hangers.  Here’s Santa being assembled.  I had to recut one of the red pieces because my Cricut freaked out and made a weird cut.

Winter Frolic is a pretty cartridge, but there are a lot of pieces to many of the cuts.  I find it easier to use vinyl with this cart, but I heart vinyl so that shouldn’t really surprise anyone. 😉  I actually used vinyl on the bird hat and the ribbon over the birdhouse.  I even used Stickles on the vinyl ribbon!  The paper the birds are cut out of is paper I created using my Cricut Imagine.  It’s leftover from this project.

Need vinyl?  I like to buy mine from Expressions Vinyl.

Here are the cartridges, Stickles and Cats Eye Colorbox chalk I used.  I love that Winter Frolic cartridge!



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  1. Great idea! Thanks!

  2. Oh Oh I know what else you can buy at Custom Crops, and I don’t even need to click to find out…IT IS YOUR STAMPS!!!!!!!!! they are now available at Custom Crops, YAY!!!!!!
    I know what I will be buying if (when hehehe) I win……
    these door hangers are sooo cute, I love using ceral boxes to make word books, and other things you want to be a little thicker, it cuts great on the Cricut!!!!!

  3. WOW!!! The door hangers are awesome! I love them BOTH!! Great idea!

  4. I love the door hangers. I have been saving my cereal boxes and am going to make some of these. You always have such cute projects, thank you

  5. What a great idea. Now I need to get a carterage that has a door hanger. I love the little santa:)
    Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

  6. Oh my…I have those carts…why didn’t I know there were door hangers on the My Community one?? Thanks!!

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  7. I’ve made a few door hangers over the years but these are way cuter.

  8. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    Awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  9. bunnyfreak says:

    Love how these turned out.

  10. These are great! I absolutely love the paper that you used.

  11. Great door hangers!

  12. I am going to make several of these door hangers, they are so cute, thanks for the inspiration.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
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  13. Scootingranny says:

    I have My Community and never knew it had the door hangers on it…TFS and great project

  14. I love the door hangers. I teach kindergarten and my class will love these. Gottta make them!

  15. I love your door hangers. What a cute decoration to have through your house. TFS Susan [email protected]

  16. So cute and easy peasey too!!!
    thanks so much for the idea!

  17. Super cute door hangers! Love the Santa Workshop one!

  18. scottandcarr says:

    I have a few empty cereal boxes stashed in my craft room. I’m going to have to use them soon! But I need a deep blade…that’s on my Christmas list. Thanks for sharing!

  19. sy3_smith says:

    aww they are soo cute!

  20. Joy, those are just tooooo stinkin’ cute!!! TFS! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win the gift cert! Sweet!!!! 🙂

  21. Love the doorhangers I’m off to rescue the cereal boxes before they get thrown out!

  22. Love them!!! I will have to make a one for each of my girls – now I have a million ideas for them rolling around in my head!!!

  23. Those hangers are so cute and look like they come together quick, always like that.

  24. Great giveaway!!! And cute door hanger idea.. I think kids would really love them!!! faithk08 at yahoo dot com

  25. These are really cute, my cousin makes door hangers for her children and hangs a different one on their doors for each day of advent.
    Kim xXx

  26. I never thought of these! How cute are they! I will make some to welcome my daughter home from college on Christmas break! THANKS JOY!

  27. These door hangers are really cute. Now I have an idea of something else to make for my grandson.

  28. door hangers are really cute…Great giveaway!!!…absolutely love the paper that you used.

    Rebecca Minor

  29. Cute door hangers! Thanks for sharing.

  30. very pretty door hangers–wouldn’t ya know it I have none of those carts. –guess I’ll have to buy one of them so I will have a door hanger—good excuse!! thanks [email protected]

  31. Super fun idea! I wonder if my kids would enjoy a door hanger?!

  32. too cute ty 4 sharing..

  33. iluv2craft says:

    this is a cool project. i never seen it before. tks for sharing

  34. Scrappycat says:

    Very festive! Love you creativity!!!

  35. These are cute and look easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  36. I am loving your projects. Cute door hangers

  37. beckwhitty says:

    Wow, so cute! I’m going to have to buy a cartridge with a doorhanger on it now!
    Becky F

  38. JerseyJenn says:

    These are so cute. I have some doorknobs that need decorating now!

  39. Love this. The cereal box idea is great. I need to go pull some out of the recycle bin. LOL Thanks for sharing.

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