DIY Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids

Every boy loves to feel that they own something and usually that is the bedroom. My brother was crazy about having a car plaque on his door but for some reason that never happens and I just wanted to give him something that would make the trick, something like my baby girls mod podge monogrammed wall Art. And when I saw those wooden letters I came up with the idea of making an Initials Door Plaque for his bedroom door.

My brother loved that idea and he asked me if it could be hung with chains: “Of course!”

DIY Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids cover image with text overlay

Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids

This one was as easy as my girls wall art. The only difference was that I had to use the chain and some hooks. It turned out quite nice for a boy’s room. He chose the papers he wanted and I made the craft LOL.

closer diagonal view of Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids

But wait, What is Mod Podge?

Mod Podge is one of the most used and famous craft supplies in existence (you might have seen it, it has a retro label). But if you aren’t familiar with Mod Podge, it’s a decoupage medium. An awesome all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish used to attach paper and fabric to various surfaces. Plain and simple, one of the best glues ever.

What is Mod Podge good for?

As I mentioned above, Mod Podge is an all-in-one medium.

  • It can be used as a sealer to protect painted surfaces.
  • You can paint your base item all one color, and Mod Podge cut paper or lace onto it.
  • You can also paint designs onto it, and use Mod Podge as a finish.
  • Among other ideas.

Is Mod Podge water resistant?

Let’s clarify something here. Mod Podge is not Waterproof but it can be HIGHLY water resistant which is different (more so than regular Podges). What this means is that if you want a decoupaged item to sit on a covered porch where it is not completely exposed to weather 24 hours a day every day, you can definitely use this product by itself. You can learn a ton about Mod Podge and all its uses with Amy over at Mod Podge Rocks. She’s a pro with this product and she has awesome projects.

How to make a Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids

Super easy, super crafty!. Supplies needed:

  • A wooden board (I used a $1 frame because I couldn’t find a board where I was)
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrapper
  • Wooden letters
  • Paper scraps
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Foam brushes
  • Normal brushes
  • 2 hooks
  • Chain
  • 2 Jump rings
Mod Podge Door Plaque supplies

Firstly, I painted all the edges of the board and letters with red an blue paint and let them dry.

painting the edges of the board with red paint
painting the edges of the D letter with blue paint
all the edges of the board and letters painted

The next step, I mod podged the surface of the frame and the letters.

I applied the red paper on the blue-edge letters and of course, the blue paper on the red edges just to make a twist. LOL. Let it dry

Once the paper and mod podge was completely dry, with a cutter, I trimmed the edges to keep the shape. Sorry I completely forgot to take photos of this step (I got carried away crafting)

Just follow the shape of your board with the cutter. You should get something like this:

general view of letters and board ready for assemble

I glued with hot glue gun a piece of chain to connect both letters. Just a detail to make it more boyish. It’s totally optional.

showing  a piece of chain glued with hot glue gun to connect both letters

Then I glued the letters to the frame with hot glue because it was actually a frame but you can always nail it too if you are using a plain board.

placing the letters on the board frame

Lastly, I placed the hooks on both top corners of the frame. Be very careful here. Use really small hooks and screw them slowly to avoid cracking your board.

showing the hooks placed on both top corners of the frame

I used some jump rings to attach the chain to the hooks. With 2 pliers open your jump ring and one end of the chain.

2 pliers opening  jump ring
putting a chain in the jump ring

Then insert the hook and close the jump ring.

inserting the hook with 2 pliers help

Repeat the process with the other hook.

displaying the result of the chain in one of the edge hooks

And that was it! Done!

Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids done
closeup oh chain in the middle of Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids

The odd part was that my dad didn’t want to make any holes on the door, so I used some heavy-duty hangers.

At the end, I kind of liked it better like that than with a nail and my brother too Yayyyy!

So, my bro’s room looks like this:

general view of Mod Podge door plate on bedroom door
closer view of Mod Podge door plate on bedroom door
closeup of Mod Podge door plate on bedroom door
diagonal closeup of Mod Podge door plate on bedroom door
Mod Podge door plate on bedroom door closed

What do you think? Like it???

If you would like to see more mod podge projects just click on the images below.

Til' next time...

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  1. it turned out really well. i love the little chain detail thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party

  2. This looks like such a simple but adorable things to make for your child or a friends child! I think I will keep this in mind for my niece’s 4th birthday in January so it is pinned!

    1. Thanks so much Crystal, This is a great and easy gift! I made one for my girl, a monogramme one and it turned out great I want to make like a dozen more LOL love mod podge! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment here and on Facebook!!!! You are awesome!


  3. Very cute! A group of my friends and I were talking this evening about how it is difficult to find crafts for boys. We are organizing a Christmas craft show for the school children to shop for their family. What crafts for boys can we get, we asked? This is a great idea. The are so many different papers you could use and creations you could come up with. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea with our Let’s Get Real readers.

    1. Boys are difficult but fun too. Once you get what they like maybe can be a bit easier. But I definitely prefer girls LOL. Thanks so much for your sweet visit!


  4. LOVE your door plaque! It is so cute and anything made with Mod Podge is fun to make! Thanks so much for linking up at #RealFamilyFun. I’m sharing this on my social media sites on Saturday. Take care,

    1. LOL in a few years I think I’m goint to have to make one of those too LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by!


    1. Hi Ritchil, Thanks so much! Thankfully my little bro like it. I’m glad you like it too!


  5. This is awesome! I just die to go back to the States, and be able to by things to do crafts like this one!

    1. This is like hearing myself LOL. Since I don’t live there I have to stock up every year!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  6. That is such a great idea! It can be so challenging to decorate for a boy when they get older.

    1. Thanks Glenna, I feel the same, for girls is so easy but for boys…. This one was easy and fun and he loved it!!!!