DIY Crafts,  farmhouse/primitive,  Fourth of July

Patriotic DIY Faux Door

Are you ready to decorate for the 4th of July?! If so, you have to check out how I made this patriotic DIY faux door. This patriotic faux door DIY was so simple to create and looks absolutely beautiful! How cute would this look as a shelf sitter, or propped up somewhere in your kitchen for a cute 4th of July decoration? I just love decorating and celebrating the 4th of July, and this DIY faux door is the perfect way to add some festiveness to your 4th of July decorations.

All you need are a few craft supplies plus this print from Burlap Kitchen’s monthly printable subscription group. It’s such an easy and adorable project that will have your home looking so patriotic and festive. Consider joining our monthly digital printable group to get access to this and other fun, seasonal prints. You’re going to love how this faux door turns out! Here’s how to make it:

Materials Needed:

  • Cutting Board from Dollar Tree
  • Patriotic print from Burlap Kitchen’s monthly digital printable subscription group.  Click here if you are interested in joining: https://burlapkitchen.com/printable-members/ 
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Antique Wax
  • Dixie Bell antique wax in the color “black”
  • Waverly white chalk paint in the color “plaster”
  • Two hinges from Burlap Kitchen’s farmhouse embellishment pack.  Get yours here: https://burlap-kitchen.myshopify.com/products/farmhouse-embellishment-pack-free-shipping
  • Apple Barrel black acrylic paint
  • Hot glue
  • Old door knob, or similar embellishment o your liking
  • Cinnamon
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrushes 
  • Scissors
  • Sanding block

Step 1.  Using a cutting board from the Dollar Tree, and paint it black.  I used a black acrylic paint from Apple Barrel.  Allow the cutting board to completely dry. 

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Step 2.  Take a patriotic print (this one came from our monthly digital printable subscription group, if you are interested in joining, click here:https://burlapkitchen.com/printable-members/) and cut it out with scissors.  Then, use your hands to very carefully tear around the borders of the print.

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Step 3.  Apply some Elmer’s glue to the front of the cutting board using a paintbrush.  

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Step 4.  Carefully lay the print over the center of the cutting board and gently press down on the print to secure it onto the cutting board. 

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Step 5.  Using a paint brush, apply some Waverly white chalk paint over top of the black borders of the cutting board around the print, being careful not to paint any white chalk paint onto the print. The Elmer’s glue should still be a little tacky for this step.  Then, allow the cutting board to completely dry.  Once the cutting board/project is dry, you should see a crackle effect come through the white chalk paint since you applied the white chalk paint while the Elmer’s glue was still tacky.  This crackle technique using Elmer’s glue allows for a more rustic/antique look to the final project. 

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Step 6.  Gently take a sanding block over the borders of the cutting board.  Do not sand over the print. 

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Step 7.  Apply some antique wax over the front of the entire project. Allow to dry.  Then, apply some Dixie Bell antique wax in the color “black” around the entire project to your liking.  This simply creates a more vintage look. 

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Step 8.  Take two hinges from our farmhouse embellishment pack (get yours here: https://burlap-kitchen.myshopify.com/products/farmhouse-embellishment-pack-free-shipping) and paint them black.,  Allow them to dry completely.  Then, apply some Mod Podge to the hinges and sprinkle some cinnamon directly onto the hinges.  Then, apply some more Mod Podge over top of the cinnamon covered hinges.  Allow the hinges to dry completely. 

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Step 9.  Use hot glue to secure the hinges onto the front of the cutting board.  I placed the hinges on the same side of the cutting board and placed one hinge towards the top of the cutting board, and placed the other hinge towards the bottom of the cutting board.  Allow the hinges to dry in place.

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Step 10.  Using an old white colored door knob I found, I secured the door knob onto the bottom of the cutting board opposite of the bottom hinge and secured the doorknob in place using hot glue.  Allow to dry and enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

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