Unexpected Angel Door Hanger


Unexpected Angel Door Hanger

When you think of simple angel crafts, you probably imagine white or cream colors with delicate embellishments. The Unexpected Angel Door Hanger from Lisa Fulmer provides a fun alternative to traditional holiday projects by incorporating steampunk design elements.

Unexpected Angel Door Hanger


  • Unfinished wood door hanger
  • Sandpaper
  • White gesso
  • Silver metallic paint
  • Sand texture medium
  • Pink glitter paint
  • Paint brush and palette knife
  • Fabric and ribbon
  • Beads to match
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Tulip Glitter Fabric Spray Paint – Glistening Gold
  • Tim Holtz metal charms – crown and wings
  • Mini washers and corner accents
  • Self-adhesive rhinestones
  • 2-3 feet of thin gauge wire, coiled into circles
  • Wire snippers and round-nose beading pliers


  1. Gently sand any rough edges and front of the doorhanger. Paint one coat of white gesso on the front and allow to dry.
  2. Paint one coat of metallic silver and allow to dry.
  3. Blend a little silver paint into some sand texture medium and spread all over the front with a palette knife to give the doorhanger surface a nice texture and allow to dry.
  4. Brush a thin coat of pink glitter paint on top and allow to dry.
  5. Trim a diamond shape from your fabric, spritz with the glitter fabric spray paint and allow to dry.
  6. Glue the fabric diamond, metal charms, corner accents, mini washers, and rhinestones in position on the doorhanger – the hole for the doorknob is the angel’s “head.”
  7. Take your coiled circles of wire, with the two ends of the wire together at the top, and pull the coil into a football shape. Twist each end of wire around the coils to secure. Spread the coils apart like petals of a flower to create the angels tutu skirt.
  8. Snip one wire petal in half and thread a few beads on to each end. Use a pair of round-nose pliers to wrap the ends of each wire into little spirals to keep the beads in place.
  9. Tie a small length of ribbon around the wire ends to hide them, then tie another longer length of ribbon around that into a bow. Glue the tutu to the doorhanger and wrap the ends of the longer ribbon like a belt around the angel’s “waist” and glue the ends to the back of the doorhanger.
  10. If desired, trace the shape of the doorhanger on to a piece of cardstock and cut out inside the lines, then glue the cardstock to the back side of the doorhanger to finish it off.
  11. Cut your favorite face into a circle (a rubber stamp, a picture of yourself or your child) to fit your doorknob and tape it on, then hang your angel on the door.


For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Steampunk Angel Door Hanger.

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