Repurposed Rake Door Décor

Materials

  • Repurposed rusty metal rake with wooden handle
  • Wooden paint stir sticks, two
  • Autumn greenery with berries
  • Sizzix Little Sizzles Matboard
  • Wire, 18-gauge

Tools

  • Hand saw, wire nippers
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Bigz Serif Essentials Dies
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Lamp Black, Snow White, Spiced Pumpkin
  • Beacon Adhesives Premium Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

sanding block, cutting surface, paintbrushes, newspaper (to cover work surface), ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • Use hand saw and cutting surface to cut paint sticks to 9” lengths. Sand cut edges thoroughly. On covered work surface, paint sticks Spiced Pumpkin. Let dry.

STEP 2

  • Use die-cut machine and dies to cut “HAPPY FALL” from matboard. Paint letters Lamp Black. Drybrush letters Snow White. When dry, adhere letters to paint stick using glue.

STEP 3

  • Cut four 6” lengths of wire using wire nippers. Wrap and secure wire lengths around ends of sticks and onto back of rake, securing ends firmly. Cut 6” wire length; wrap and loop onto back of rake for hanger.

STEP 4

  • Drape and wrap greenery around edges of rake randomly. Hang on door.

Tip

  • 1. Follow the same steps to die cut family name from matboard for a personalized home accent.
by Melony Miller Bradley
Repurposed Rake Door Décor
Repurposed Rake Door Décor