Friday, September 16, 2016

Ohio State Buckeye door hangers

We may live in North Dakota but our roots run deep in Ohio, especially for my husband! He was born and raised as a Buckeye, graduated from The Ohio State University and was on staff there for 15 years!! To say he gets excited watching Buckeye football would be a HUGE understatement!! And yes, I believe he bleeds scarlet and gray, and will until the day he dies!!
Living so far way from Ohio the only way to get Buckeye gear is to order online or make it myself, and that is just what I did for our new door hangers. I bought my wood blanks from my new favorite shop on eBay and got down to business. First up was the football.

 I was going to take a before picture, but jumped the gun and started painting and then remembered the picture! :-) By the time hubby got home from work I had the entire football painted reddish brown and had drawn circles all over it. After all the kiddos were tucked into bed I painted all of my circles gray- that is when hubby took one look, rolled his eyes and said, "You must have a plan." Yes, yes I did have a plan.... I wanted polka dots, and some vinyl lettering, a bow and a ribbon hanger- if it is going on the door it is going to be "cute!"

And now my "plan" is hanging on our front door, which left the back door naked!  And seriously, the Buckeyes' helmets have got to be one of the easiest helmets to paint, so that was my next project.

 Ooops, I didn't learn from my past mistake and didn't get a clean before picture!
I had hubby mark my the face guard and strips for me. I was surprised how quickly this one was to finish. The sooner it is finished, the sooner it is hanging one the door, the sooner I can move on to another project! Win, win, win!

After the paint was all dried I added the buckeye helmet stickers. No bow for this one, but a little chevron ribbon hanger finished it off nicely. Are you ready for some football?? Go Bucks!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

1 comment:

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job on your football/Buckeye themed door hangers. Can't wait to see what your next project will be. Halloween? Thanksgiving? Hmmmmm, could be a lot of things, or maybe you'll wait till football season is over with. thanks for sharing these with us.