We are huge elf fans in our house (our elf is named Sparkly Hearts!) and are firm believers that we need to make sure they know that they’re welcome to come in. I thought that making a Holiday Elf Door would be perfect! It can go anywhere in or outside the house and you can easily decorate it in the look you want with DecoArt paints. This post first appeared on the DecoArt blog.
- rustic pallet arch from Walnut Hollow
- DecoArt Color Stain in White, Kelly Green, Deep Berry, and Chocolate
- DecoArt Metallics in Bronze
- Americana Acrylics in White and Black
- Americana Wood Glue
- paintable frame
- gold glitter
Stain the arch (now a door!) in the Chocolate.
Get your paintable frame ready. Pop out the insert, paint it white, and set it aside to dry.
You’ll be using the three remaining stains for the frame.
Stain the frame white.
Add holly berries.
Paint green holly leaves. Let everything dry.
Grab your pinecones and dip the tops into the white stain.
Brush off any excess stain and sprinkle on glitter. Let dry.
Tie twine around the base of the pinecones so that they’re strung in a line.
Glue the end of the twine to the back of the frame. Glue the frame to the door.
Add some touches of bronze to the door for that aded bit of shine and depth.
Paint the door plate. You can make it a window or a sign. I thought it was appropriate to give the elves their own space!
Attach the knob. I drilled a quick hole and inserted the knob.
Our Holiday Elf Door is a super fun addition to our holiday decor and I know that my girls are going to get a huge kick out of it. I can just imagine our elf peeking out of it from time to time! It’s a totally easy and customizable project with DecoArt!