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Door Dec: Etch-A-Sketch

In Door Decs on August 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Etch-A-Sketch Door Dec

This door dec is great for a toy or childhood theme! Not terribly time consuming, but has a nice finished look.


Red & Tan Colored Paper

Fancy Tape/Ribbon

Buttons (Water bottle caps work well too)



Tape or Glue/Hot Glue Gun


Cut out the large red shape and the front tan shape. Attach the tan block to the red block (I used a single picture square for each). Add colorful patterned tape or ribbon around the edges. Hot glue buttons or water bottle caps to the lower corners for the twist dials. Add a name, making sure it looks like it would on an Etch-A-Sketch, no disconnected lines, and hang!

So many almost-complete door decs!

Even more!


  • Attach the red and tan blocks together before adding tape/ribbon to make it easier. Tape works well since it doesn’t require extra gluing (can usually be found in a scrapbooking aisle).
  • Use a small template to cut out tape/ribbon to make it easier and more uniform (see the attached scanned templates).
  • Etch-A-Sketch Template (The large pieces are for the red background and the tan “screen,” the little strips are what I used for cutting out tape)

Credit: Samantha Cassell, Valparaiso University ResLife


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