Monday, April 20, 2015

{DIY} Home Plate Door Hanger

It's no secret... This time of year, baseball really consumes my life. So why not consume my front door as well? Here you'll find my DIY Home plate hanging. It's fairly simple and it looks great hung from the center of a wreath!
Supplies you'll need:
Craft wood board 
Pocket knife or table saw
Tape Measure
Paint Brush
Small Drill
Floral Wire

You will need to measure out your home plate. A normal home plate measures 17x8.5x12. My craft board was 12x12 so I had to scale it down in size. My measurements ended up approximately 12x6.25x8.5.

You will need to cut along the measured lines. This may be easier if you have a table saw, but for the quality of wood I used, a heavy duty pocket knife, and a little elbow grease worked perfectly.

After that
I painted the piece. This was definitely the easiest part. I had a little inspiration from Pinterest.

I let it dry. I did not add an acrylic top coat to his, because if it gets a little roughed up, I think it'll look even better!
I drilled two small holes in the top corners of the wood. Clearly, my little Ikea drill did the trick, so no need for a huge, fancy, drill! Once the holes were drilled, I threaded the floral wire through the holes to create an easy hanging mechanism.
I added the hanging to a simple wreath I had previous made, and it now hangs on our front door!


  1. I have just been getting into DIY's, and that is so cute and fun!! You did an amazing job!
    xo, claudia

  2. This is so cute!
    I love DIY projects and am excited to start doing more in the near future.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Such a fun craft for a baseball lover!! Reading this makes me excited to tackle more DIY's this summer! :-)

    xoxo A

  4. Such a good idea! I love DIY. Great step by step instructions.


  5. This is the cutest thing, ever! I am so into DIY but am SO bad at it. LOVE this so much!

    Lauren Ashley

  6. That is so darling! Every time I get inspired to make a fun wreathe for my door I get intimidated by all of the steps and materials but this looks like it's fairly simple and straight forward. What a great tutorial!

    Southern Belle Secrets

  7. This is adorable! WIll have to make for my bball loving brother :)

  8. Oh my goodness, this is adorable! You are so crafty :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  9. Love this! My sister and her boyfriend are such big fans of baseball and would love this. 😊

  10. I have got to make one of these soon! My husband and I are huge baseball fans! Go Rangers!!

    1. We are HUGE Rangers fans as well! I love this wreath and can not wait to hang it at the end of next month!

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