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I graduated from a very sports-oriented college in Miami. (“U” may know which school I am referring to, or you may not. )
The school has many awesome sports teams, but it was the basketball team in particular that made me start to like watching basketball games. Now, my husband and I like to watch both college and NBA games, and our little boys are starting to get into it, too!
Our older son says that he wants to start playing on a basketball league. Well, actually, decided he doesn’t want to play soccer anymore, after I already got him all of the soccer gear he needed! So, I’m not in a huge rush to go out and sign him up for another sport…but it seems basketball will be the next sport that we will try on for size!
In the mean time, we are looking forward to watching all of the thrilling pro basketball games coming up in March! To show our basketball fever, I made a super cute basketball door hanger to show off on our front door!
DIY Monogram Basketball Door Hanger
I love how this came out. If you want to craft up one of these babies for your front door decor, here’s what you’ll need:
1. First, paint your wood letter orange.
Allow the paint to completely air dry before attempting the next steps.
2. Once the orange paint has dried, spray the letter with a clear coat of acrylic sealer. (FYI – please do this outdoors or in a well ventilated area). Allow the clear coat to dry according to the directions on the bottle.
3. Once the sealer has dried, you’re going to draw the basketball lines onto the wood letter with a black permanent marker.
I found that looking at an actual basketball made this easier for me to do since I’m a very visual person. I also drew the lines directly across the paper I was working on to make sure the lines came out as straight as possible. Then, I darkened the lines with the permanent marker.
4. Next, I began making a bow out of burlap ribbon.
To achieve the look I wanted, I wrapped the burlap ribbon around itself quite a few times. I also used the hot glue gun to make sure each layer stayed in place.
I also secured the center of the bow with hot glue, and began fanning out the layers of the ribbon to make it full looking.
5. Now, I glued the fluffy burlap bow onto the top left corner of the wood basketball letter. I also added some burlap flower embellishments to the center of the bow.
6. Next, it’s time to flip over the wood letter and attach orange ribbon to the back with the hot glue gun. Once the ribbon is attached and dried, that’s it! You’re done!
Now take that beautiful basketball door hanger and display it proudly at your front door! All who pass-by your home will know that you love basketball and will be watching the thrilling games all throughout March!
Honestly, I love how this came out!!
If you’re anything like me, after a long afternoon of crafting, your back hurts! I know that mine did after crafting so hard to make this adorable monogram basketball door hanger! I’m so glad I had some Advil on hand so I could relive my crafting aches and pains, and be ready to take my kids to the park after their naps! Nothing’s stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil* (*Among OTC brands) Since I’m not one, ask a doctor before use if you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn.
If you’ll be making some delicious dips and party food for your next basketball celebration, (maybe give my Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip a try?!) don’t forget to have some Nexium 24HR on hand! Nexium 24HR, the new #1 selling frequent heartburn brand* (*Based on IRI sales data 52 weeks ending 11/1/15 among OTC brands. May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed.)
This simple heartburn solution will make sure the food doesn’t do a “slam dunk” on your stomach, so you can still enjoy the game (and your food!)