Front Door Sign for a Harry Potter Themed Porch

How to make a Harry Potter themed front door sign from scrap wood as an alternative to a wreath.

DIY Front Door Sign

How to make a Harry Potter themed front door sign from scrap wood as an alternative to a wreath.

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I needed a wreath or something for our front door that would be Harry Potter themed. I decided to make a wood sign from scrap wood (a thin plywood and some strips of MDF). It worked out really well and I decorated it with leaves and acorns.

This project is just a small part of our Halloween porch design which is Harry Potter themed this year. Make sure to keep an eye out for the other projects and the final reveal.

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Supplies for the front door sign.


I started this project by making my Silhouette design and decal. Make sure to check out that link if you have a Silhouette machine and don't know how to do that.

Using several pieces of scrap wood, I cut them to the width I wanted. I cut two thin pieces of scrap mdf for the back and used a strong adhesive glue to glue the three pieces of wood to it. This held them well enough that I didn't need to worry about screwing or nailing the sign together. I did find that my final piece was slightly too long for my decal size so I just used a circular saw to cut the bottom off. I'll use that cut for another project.

I stained my wood and let that dry.

I added D ring hooks to the back on the top of the MDF cuts.

Once the stain dried, I added my decal. I used a layer of mod podge over it and let it dry.

And then I just used a glue gun to apply my leaves and acorns. 

I just used a piece of string through the D rings to hang it from my normal wreath hanger. 

Once I hung it, I decided to add some adhesive bats to the door as well. These aren't staying on super well so I may need to figure out how to hang these better.

Here's a video showing my process:

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DIY Danielle: Front Door Sign for a Harry Potter Themed Porch
Front Door Sign for a Harry Potter Themed Porch
How to make a Harry Potter themed front door sign from scrap wood as an alternative to a wreath.
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