Greet your guests with this festive St. Patrick's Day door decor.

Lynn Lilly Lucky In Love Door Hanger

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St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and I am so excited to deck out my house. I love making front door decor, so I'm obsessed with this Lucky in Love Door Hanger! This 'wreath' gives instant curb appeal to your house, and greets guests with a festive, seasonal entry. I am lucky to have a wonderful husband, friends, and family that I love – and I want to share it with the world!


  • 1 can spray paint
  • 18 to 23-inch embroidery hoop
  • 3-foot x 3-foot burlap fabric
  • 3 (3-yard spools) of wired ribbon
  • Needle & thread
  • Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
  • Wooden letters or words


  1. Before starting, read and follow safety and application instructions on the spray paint can.
  2. In a well-ventilated room (or outdoors), cover a flat surface. Spray paint the letters, letting them dry for 15-20 minutes between coats. I sprayed two coats to achieve the color pictured.
    Note: The "Lucky" is a textured wood. On non-textured wooden surfaces, you can expect a smooth finish.
  3. Lay the burlap fabric on a flat surface. Loosen the hoop, and remove the inner hoop.
  4. Place outer hoop under the burlap and the inner hoop on top. Push the inner hoop into the outer hoop with the burlap in between. Pull burlap as tight as possible, and tighten the hoop.
  5. Trim excess fabric around the hoop, leaving a few inches. Save the scraps.
  6. Using the needle and thread, sew the ribbon, ruffling it around the edges of the burlap.
  7. After allowing the spray painted letters to fully dry per label instructions, use the hot glue gun to glue the wooden letters onto the burlap. If your door is in the direct sunlight, use another permanent/ultra-strong glue in place of hot glue.


Put It All Together:

  1. Take the remaining 2 spools of ribbon and make a bow. Tie the center of the bow with scraps of ribbon.
  2. Take the excess burlap and cut a strip that is 3-4 inches wide and about 3 feet long. Loop the burlap under the screw at the top of the hoop to create a hanger.
  3. Attach the bow to the hoop by tying it to the screw.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!