Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rudolph door hanger

Hi everyone, it's Kathie here.

I've decided to make a Christmas decoration for our front door this year.  When I saw the large Scrapware Rudolph, I knew he would be the perfect subject for it.


I’ve used a combination of the Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy paper and some vintage book paper I tore out of an old book for the project. I used the chipboard as my template to trace the shape of Rudolph's face
onto the paper and then glued it to the chipboard with a glue stick. When dry, I sanded around the edges of the chipboard with some sandpaper to neaten it. I’ve also inked the edges with a distress ink.

His red nose was created using red acrylic paint and then inking around the edges with distressed ink to get a distressed look.


His eyes have been painted too, and then coated with a layer of Dimensional Magic to make them glossy. More book paper gives detail to his ears and tongue.


To make a home for my reindeer I’ve used coordinating papers from the Oh Joy range to create a window frame, snowy hills and some pine trees. 3D mounting tape to gives dimension to some of the elements. Lots of glitter lends a frosty feel.


The entire project is mounted onto a piece of board that has been cut to size. I just drilled holes in the top of the project and fed a piece of decorative ribbon through the holes to act as a hanger.


If you want to protect your project from fading in the light, apply several coats of Mod Podge to seal it. (Although, note that Mod Podge won’t make your project water-resistant so place it in a location where it won’t get rained on.)


He makes such a welcoming door hanger, doesn't he?

NB: This project was originally done for Shop and Crop, who stock a large range of Scrapware Christmas products.


  1. Rudolf is fantastic. Will the modge podge make him weather proof. I live in tropical Nth Qld and the rain sometime blows that way? Although I suppose it would not hurt to have Rudolf as an indoor door display. I love it

  2. That looks fantastic Kathie! I'd love that hanging on my front door!

  3. Rhonda, the mod podge won't make him waterproof (or humidity proof I suspect). Best ask at your local craft store for a suitable product to seal the project with, if you want it to be totally weatherproof. You may need some Estapol type product.

  4. bonjour, j'adore vos créations et je voudrais savoir ou trouver le dies de RUDOLPH pour ma sizzis big shop...merci beaucoup,Marjorie