Paper Plate Memorial Day Door Hanger

by jenni on May 12, 2010


Memorial Day is just a few weeks away and it is time to start thinking about what you are going to do as of decorating the house. It is also a fun time to do crafts with the kids because much of May is rainy, or at least has been as of late.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 miniature paper plates
  • Star-shaped foam stamp
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Red and blue glitter glue
  • Gold alphabet stickers
  • Patriotic star garland
  • White craft glue
  • White yarn
  • Scissors


  1. Cut a piece of yarn to 14” in length.
  2. Cut patriotic garland into six 16” pieces.
  3. Glue two paper plates together so that they are both facing toward each other.
  4. While glue on plates is still wet, place yarn into the top between the two plates, insert about an inch of each end between the plates. Do the same with the garland lengths, securing them between the bottom of the paper plates. Let dry completely.
  5. Paint star-shaped foam stamp with a thin layer of red paint. Press carefully but firmly into the center of the plate (don’t smash the plate) and lift straight up to remove.
  6. Use a paintbrush to fill in any spots on the star that may not have transferred from the stamp.
  7. Squeeze some red glitter glue onto the center of the red star and spread out using a small paintbrush, covering entire star.
  8. Use white glitter glue to draw a border around the star.
  9. Use blue glitter glue to draw a border around the plate edge. Let dry completely.
  10. Apply alphabet stickers to the top of the plate, spelling out “WELCOME”.
  11. Wrap the garland around your fingers in a corkscrew fashion to create curls. Stretch them out and manipulate with your hands to get them how you want them.

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