HO HO HO DIY Christmas Door Hanger + Cut File

Get into the holiday season spirit with our easy and fun HO HO HO DIY Christmas Door Hanger! Get crafty and add a touch of whimsy to your home this season. Ho ho ho!

I love how this Christmas door hanger turned out! It had its work but was still easy and fun to make and adds a special holiday cheer. It was so worth it! The best part, I’m giving a free cut file and printable!

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Cute DIY Christmas Door Hanger + Cut File

It’s the time of year to spread joy during the holidays, and what could be a better way than making a simple and enjoyable DIY Christmas decor Door Hanger?

Can you imagine approaching your front door and seeing a cheerful message like “HO HO HO” that welcomes everyone to join in the festive mood?

You can make fun decorations for holiday decor using some basic supplies like foam board, pretty paper, and ribbon. Your neighbors will be jealous and your family will be happy.

Making your own Diy Christmas Door decorations is not only a fun activity, but it also makes your home decorations more unique to you.

view of HO HO HO christmas door hanger

You don’t have to be really good at crafting to do this project; it’s great for both beginners and experienced DIY lovers. Choose colorful and fun paper that matches your style and captures the holiday feel. Whether you like the classic reds and greens or prefer a more modern look with glitter and patterns, you can decide what you want.

I really wanted to make something that would welcome people to my mom’s house. Also, wanted something really cheerful and colorful.

I thought about making a wreath but I had this different idea in my head that I couldn’t help making it and I’m happy that I made it because his door hanger was the perfect addition.

How to Make a Ho Ho Ho Christmas Door Hanger

Get everyone in the family to join in and make it a fun activity to strengthen your connection with each other.

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Supplies:

  • 5mm Foam Board
  • White glue
  • UHU Universal Glue
  • Gold glitter
  • 5mm Satin ribbon – Ised gold-ish.
  • 2-3 Christmas Ornaments
  • Printed patterned paper or scrapbook paper – your favorite designs and different colors.

Tools:

  • Cutting Machine – Silhouette Cameo or Cricut. Alternatively, you can cut by hand.
  • Scissors or Cutters
  • Ruller
  • Pencil
  • Cutting mat
  • Protective plastic or cardstock.

Instructions:

Prep Work

Step 1 – The first thing I did was create the design and cut file for the HO HO HO words. You can snag a free copy of the cut files and printable version below.

In this case, it was a super easy design since I used an H and an O, weld them together, and then duplicated it to make 3 HOs.

Step 2 – Print some lovely patterned papers or chose your favorite scrapbook papers. Mines are from Sherry K Designs.

Screenshot of HO letters

You can Snag the HO Cut File HERE

Step 3 –Cut the HO HO HO with the Silhouette or print it 3 times and cut it with scissors or a cutter.

HO cut letters 3 times in different papers

Create the 3-HO

Step 4 – Apply mod podge on the foam board and carefully place each HO on top. Ise your scrapper to remove any bubbles. Then apply another coat on top of the paper and let it dry.

HO letters pasted on foam board

Step 5 –Carefully cut with a cutter the foam board around each Ho Ho Ho.

cutting the letters with a cutter

Step 6 – Then start cutting each HO detail very carefully.

This part is a little bit tricky even though the foam board is so soft and light. You need to apply some strength carefully, especially on the rounded edges.

view of all HO cut letters

Step 7 – Once you finish all 3 HOs, use white glue on the edges of each HO to apply some gold glitter and hide the foam board’s ugly side.

You can also use mod podge, I used white glue because it was easier to apply.

applying gold glitter to the edge of the letters

Step 8 – Let it dry for about 2 hours.

view of gold glitter to the edge of the letters

Time to Assemble the Doo Hanger

Step 9 – Make a composition with all 3 HOs and glued them with UHU or Hot Glue gun and let it dry well.

gluing the letters on top of each other

I placed one on top of the other two and all in different levels.

opening small holes in the letters for the hanger

Step 10 – Once it’s dry and strong enough, make a couple of small holes on one of the HOs (the one that would be at the top) to insert the satin ribbon to hang the Ho Ho Ho.

placing the ribbon in the holes

Step 11 – Make a knot to each ribbon end on the back side.

rear view of the ribbon with a knot

Step 12 – Optionally, make a cute ribbon bow to hide the holes. Here you can also use other types of decor like snowflakes, rhinestones, buttons, etc.

view of a bow made with ribbon

Step 13 – Glue it exactly on top of the hole and ribbon with hot glue.

sticking the bow on the letters

Step 14 – The final touch was adding some Christmas ornaments on the hanger. Tadaaaaa…

Step 15 – It’s done! Now let’s hang it on the door!

general view of  HO HO HO christmas door hanger

Crafting Tips

  • Create an old-fashioned, worn-out look by roughening up the edges of your scrapbook paper with sandpaper or a tool to gently scratch the edges before sticking it to the foam board.
  • Add some sparkly touches to your design with shiny foil accents. You can use a Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out shapes or letters from foil transfer sheets. Then, you can stick them onto a foam board by either heating them or using adhesive. The shiny effect will make your door hanger really noticeable.
  • Choose flocked or textured paper for a special and interesting feel. These special papers have a soft or raised texture that makes your door hanger look more interesting and unique. Try different designs and materials to find the best one for your project.
  • Instead of keeping the foam board edges plain or using glitter, you can paint them in colors that go well with your overall design. You can use acrylic or craft paint in a matching color and gently apply it to the sides of the foam board. This little thing will make your door hanger look good and complete.
  • Create depth by stacking multiple layers of foam board to make certain elements pop. This technique is perfect for making Santa’s hat or a dimensional border around the door hanger.
close view of the garlands of the HO HO HO christmas door hanger

I couldn’t help being silly when I found myself reflecting on the ornaments LOL Ooooh!!!!!!!

close up of ornaments

LOL!!!

There you have it, my HO HO HO Christmas Door Hanger! What do you think???? Like it????

closer angle view of HO HO HO christmas door hanger
view of  HO HO HO christmas door hanger on the door

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular paper instead of printed scrapbook paper?

Even though the designed scrapbook paper looks nice, you can still use regular paper too. Make sure it is strong enough to keep its form when stuck on the foam board.

How do I adhere the scrapbook paper to the foam board?

I recommend mod podge or UHU universal glue because they don’t wrinkle the paper. But I’ve heard people using other types of glue with good results. It’s about trying out and seeing what works with your specific materials.

Can I use a different cutting machine instead of Silhouette Cameo?

Yes, definitely. Although many craft people like using the Silhouette Cameo, other cutting machines can still do a good job for this project. However, this project can be made without any cutting machine.

Can I add extra embellishments to the door hanger?

Sure. Feel free to use your imagination and add additional decorations such as ribbons, bells, berries, fabric, or sparkly details to make your door hanger look even more festive. Just make sure they are securely attached.

How long does it take to make a HO HO HO DIY Christmas Door Hanger?

It depends on different things, like how much experience you have making crafts and how complicated the design is. It usually takes a few hours to finish, which includes cutting, sticking, drying, and decorating.

Can I use this door hanger outdoors?

Yes as long as you don’t live in a rainy place or if your front door has a porch or any type of protection from the rain.

More Christmas Projects to Try

If you enjoyed this HO HO HO Christmas Door Hanger tutorial, you might also love these other Christmas project ideas too:

✂️ Tutorial

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HO HO HO DIY Christmas Door Hanger + Cut File

Camila Rojas
Get into the holiday spirit with our easy and fun HO HO HO DIY Christmas Door Hanger! Get crafty and add a touch of whimsy to your home this season. Ho ho ho!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Crafting Time 25 minutes
Drying time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Category DIY & Craft
Topic Christmas craft, Christmas decor, easyy, Paper Craft
Pieces 1 Piece

Tools

  • Cutting Machine – Silhouette Cameo or Cricut. Alternatively, you can cut by hand.
  • Scissors or Cutters
  • Ruller
  • Pencil
  • Cutting mat
  • Protective plastic or cardstock.

Supplies
  

  • 5 mm Foam Board
  • White glue
  • UHU Universal Glue
  • Gold glitter
  • 5 mm Satin ribbon – Ised gold-ish.
  • 2-3 Christmas Ornaments
  • Printed patterned paper or scrapbook paper – your favorite designs.

Instructions
 

PREP WORK

  • The first thing I did was create the design and cut file for the HO HO HO words.
  • In this case, it was a super easy design since I used an H and an O, weld them together, and then duplicated it to make 3 HOs.
  • Print some lovely patterned papers or chose your favorite scrapbook papers. Mines are from Sherry K Designs.
  • You can Download the HO Cut File HERE
  • Cut the HO HO HO with the Silhouette or print it 3 times and cut it with scissors or a cutter.

CREATE THE 3-HO

  • Apply mod podge on the foam board and carefully place each HO on top. Ise your scrapper to remove any bubbles. Then apply another coat on top of the paper and let it dry.
  • Carefully cut with a cutter the foam board around each Ho Ho Ho.
  • cutting the letters with a cutter
  • Then start cutting each HO detail very carefully.
  • This part is a little bit tricky even though the foam board is so soft and light. You need to apply some strength carefully, especially on the rounded edges.
  • Once you finish all 3 HOs, use white glue on the edges of each HO to apply some gold glitter and hide the foam board’s ugly side.
  • You can also use mod podge, I used white glue because it was easier to apply.
  • Let it dry for about 2 hours.

TIME TO ASSEMBLE THE DOO HANGER

  • Make a composition with all 3 HOs and glued them with UHU or Hot Glue gun and let it dry well.
  • I placed one on top of the other two and all in different levels.
  • Once it’s dry and strong enough, make a couple of small holes on one of the HOs (the one that would be at the top) to insert the satin ribbon to hang the Ho Ho Ho.
  • Make a knot to each ribbon end on the back side.
  • Optionally, make a cute ribbon bow to hide the holes. Here you can also use other types of decor like snowflakes, rhinestones, buttons, etc.
  • Glue it exactly on top of the hole and ribbon with hot glue.
  • The final touch was adding some Christmas ornaments on the hanger. Tadaaaaa…
  • It’s done! Now let’s hang it on the door!
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19 Comments

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  3. It turned out super cute. Pinning to my wreath. Board. I love how u made in 3D. Thanks for linking up to the all things pretty Thursday link up.

  4. This is so cute, I love the size and the balls hanging on it. I pinned it!
    Merry Christmas,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  5. That is the CUTEST.I love letters, don’t you? Hope you are having a great Christmas Season. Linda

    1. Thanks SOOOO much Linda. I do love letters a lot! Hope you are having a lovely Christmas season too dear!

      XOXO