Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Door Hanger

I wanted to make a festive Halloween door hanger from recycled materials. Last year I used wooden letters from the craft store to make this Eek Door Hanger, but this year I wanted a door hanger that would work for fall too, not just Halloween. Because I love to make luminaries, I tend to have a lot of canning lids laying around waiting to be turned into something. That’s when Jack O’ Lanterns popped into my head!

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

After all, canning lids are round. And usually pumpkins are round.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

So it made perfect sense to me.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Door Hanger

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As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Trace can lids onto card stock and cut out.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Use decoupage medium to attach card stock circles to the can lids, then facial pieces onto the circles.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Use contrasting papers to create facial pieces and attach those in the same fashion.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Poke a hole in each band using a hammer and nail. You will need to hammer from the inside of the band or you may bend the band. This will make the edges of the hole you create a bit sharp.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Squeeze and flatten those edges with pliers and push them through the hole so that the sharper edges are now on the inside of the band.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Line the inside of the band with hot glue and insert the pumpkin lid, be sure to line up the face with the band hole positioned at the top!

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Run a shoelace through all the holes.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Tie into a knot at the top, leaving a loop to use as a hanger.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Hot glue the excess inside the top pumpkin lid. Hot glue the excess shoestring at the bottom inside the last lid.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

It’s fun and festive and something the kids can help with too!

More Halloween decorations

Here are some more decorating ideas for Halloween that you might like!

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Upcycled Basketball Eyeball
Eek Door Banner for Halloween
Eek Door Banner for Halloween
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Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Door Hanger

Rating: 51

Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Door Hanger

What you need:

  • 3 large canning lids and bands
  • 3 medium canning lids and bands
  • Orange and yellow card stock
  • Patterned card stock
  • Decoupage medium
  • Nail and hammer or drill
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Long shoe lace

What you do:

  1. Trace can lids onto card stock and cut out. Use contrasting papers to create facial pieces. Use decoupage medium to attach card stock circles to the can lids, then facial pieces onto the circles.
  2. Poke a hole in each band using a hammer and nail. You will need to hammer from the inside of the band or you may bend the band. This will make the edges of the hole you create a bit sharp. Squeeze and flatten those edges with pliers and push them through the hole so that the sharper edges are now on the inside of the band.
  3. Line the inside of the band with hot glue and insert the pumpkin lid, be sure to line up the face with the band hole positioned at the top!
  4. Run a shoelace through all the holes. Tie into a knot at the top, leaving a loop to use as a hanger. Hot glue the excess inside the top pumpkin lid. Hot glue the excess shoestring at the bottom inside the last lid.
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