Hi guys! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and today I am here to share a fun Christmas DIY decor idea with you from a vintage 1957 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas Magazine.
This vintage style Christmas present wrapped door just screams Kitschmas to me!
According to my mama, my grandparents wrapped their door for several Christmas’ when she was a little girl. How I wish there were pictures because I bet it was fabulous!
I have been wanting to wrap my door for a few years but finally got the courage to tackle it this year. It was not nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be, and with a little help from me hubby, we have a glorious Christmas door!
Here’s What You Need:
- Wide Foil Wrapping Paper
- Wide Glitter Ribbon
- Light Up Christmas Bow
- Ruler, Scissors, Pencil
- Measuring Tape
- Double Stick Tape
- Regular Scotch Tape
- Hot Glue gun and Glue Sticks
Here is the Original:
Gift Wrapped Door Directions:
The first thing you need to do is measure your door.
Roll out your wrapping paper and mark the door measurements on the backside of the paper. Add an inch or so all the way around, mark it, and then cut it out.
Measure where your doorknob and deadbolt are on your door.
Measure in on your paper the width of what you added to the original door measurement (ex- 1″) and mark where your door knob and deadbolt are. Mark the circles with a protractor or glass. Make sure you mark your circles on the correct side.
Cut out your circles.
Add a little double stick tape on the door near the knob and on the corners.
Get a helper and line up your paper to the door so it fits just right. Then smooth it onto the tape you put down. Start on one side and tape the ends of the paper around to the inside of the door frame on all sides.
Cut out areas you need to like where the plate is for the latch.
Once you have your wrapping paper all smooth and taped down to your door, you are ready to add your ribbon.
Cut a strip the length of your door. Glue the ribbon to the top of your door, then pull it straight down and add a little glue down the length as you go glueing it down to the door. Then glue the bottom.
Cut a couple of long strips of ribbon.
Glue one end to the top of the side of the door at an angle. Glue down at an angle to the opposite side of the door. Clip ribbon at top and side where needed.
Do the same thing on the other side. Then add another criss-cross coming from the bottom.
Finish off your ribbon by hanging your lighted bow at the intersection of all the ribbons.
So what do you think?
It’s very kitschy and funky, but I absolutely love it!
I added lighted greenery around the door and my vintage Santa blow mold as well as a cute Christmas doormat to my front entrance.
I hope I have inspired some of you to give this door decor diy a try this year. I think you’ll love it! I’ll be back soon with some fun gift wrapping. Until then…