DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging

Hello friends and happy {almost} fall! As much as I long for warm weather when it’s cold, I also long for the crispness of fall. I love the warm reds, oranges, and golds, and I love bringing those colors into my home. I wanted a different kind of fall door decor this year, so I pulled out my paint brush and created this DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging! It was easy and cheap – the best kind of DIY!

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

I’ve had a large fabric drop cloth for a while, with the intention to use it for another project. But, like a lot of things, I never got around to it. Last week, I was in a creative slump, so I decided to paint to draw myself out of that slump. And it worked!

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

I’ve been drawing these giant sunflowers for as long as I can remember, so of course that’s what I decided to paint. After I painted the sunflower, my husband said it needed some color around it, which led my mind to think this might make a pretty door hanging! (Logical….sure!)

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

After the paint dried, I folded it in half length-wise and used my ruler to create an straight line from the outside corner of the painting to the inside folded edge. I cut along this line to create the pennant style I wanted for the bottom of my door hanging.

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

After all the cutting was done, I used Heat n Bond to seal the edges. I don’t sew, so I love this magical seam tape that works with simply an iron. I created seams down both edges of my door hanging.

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

I picked up a wooden dowel from Home Depot – I splurged and got the $0.98 version so it would be a little thicker and sturdier. 🙂

I positioned my dowel along the top edge of my door hanging and folded the fabric over, using binder clips to hold it in place. This helped me know exactly where to iron on my seam tape. A quick pass of the iron, and the door hanging was almost finished!

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Next, I tied a long piece of twine to either side of the wooden dowel, allowing me to hang my sunflower.

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

For the finishing touch, I used some of my fall satin ribbon and tied a bundle on either side of the sunflower, sealing the ends of the ribbon with a lighter to keep them from fraying.

DIY Drop Cloth Fall Door Hanging | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

That’s it! My beautiful fall sunflower is now hanging on my front door, ready to invite autumn in!

You can create one for every season and holiday – pumpkins, snowflakes, Easter eggs, hearts, etc. Fabric drop cloths are cheap, so pick one up and make your own door hanging!

For more fall goodness, visit my blog to see some of these projects:

Halloween Photo Garland

A fall decorated mantel
DIY Rit-Dyed Fabric Pumpkins

Social media image of Dyed Fabric Pumpkins

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  1. Great idea, love the sunflower design. I’ve been coming past your blog for a while now, you have some fantastic projects you share.

  2. Love your sunflower door hanging. What a creative way to brighten up your home – it makes a huge statement!
    I’d like that done and hung on a large wall as well. I think I could paint a sunflower and it would be recognizable!

    Thanks for sharing your talents with me.