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Door Dec: Shield

In Door Decs on February 13, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Shield Door Dec
(Gabe)

Materials:

Instructions:

Cut the large shield out of colored paper and the smaller shields out of white paper. Glue them together and add your resident’s names!

Credit: Gabe, Valparaiso University

Door Dec: Simple Crown

In Door Decs on February 13, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Crown Door Dec
(Dia, Valparaiso University)

Materials:

  •  Colored paper (card stock, printer paper, or construction paper will all work)
  • Glitter Glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • PTHB Simple Crown Template

Instructions:

Cut out the crowns from your colored paper, attach a simple color block for the name, and decorate with markers and glitter glue!

Hints & Variations:

  •  You can easily free hand the crown or choose a more complicated pattern.

Credit: Dia, Valparaiso University

Door Dec: Sci-Fi Spaceships

In Door Decs on March 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM

spacetags

Supplies:

  • Black cardstock
  • Space and ship bases (example)
  • Functional printer
  • Scissors
  • Rubber cement
  • Tape

 Instructions:

 Compile what ships and space backdrops you desire and print them out accordingly.  Cut the ships out as close to their edges as you can, and the space backdrops in whatever design you choose.  Cement the space backdrops to cardstock, following up with the spaceships.

Next, print off nametags (black background, if possible; I snipped a black-background document with the colored names names into a separate Doc to print, otherwise the black background doesn’t carry) and paste onto decs with tape; this allows for reworking, if need be.  Repeat as needed!

Credit: Mike Siano, Valparaiso University

SPPAAAAAAACCE!

Door Dec: Marvel Emblems

In Door Decs on March 17, 2013 at 10:14 PM

marvel tags

Supplies:

  •  Assorted colored paper (construction or regular)
    –  Black & bright blue for S.H.I.E.L.D.
    –  Red & gold for Iron Man
    –  Green & purple for Hulk
    –  Gray & red for Thor
    –  Red & black for Deadpool
    –  Gold & red for X-Men
    –  Blue & red for Captain America
    –  Red & blue for Spider-Man
  • Logo template (See here)
  • Crayons/Colored Pencils
  • Rubber Cements
  • Functional printer
  • Scissors

 Instructions:

 First, use the logo template (or find/make others, if you so desire) and print off one logo for each resident.  Color them in accordingly and cut them out.  Rubber cement them to the first backing-paper, set aside.

Type up nametags for each resident, paying attention to the logos and fonts you have to work with.  Print those, cut those out, and rubber cement those onto the same backing-paper as their respective logos.

Finally, rubber cement the logo and its respective nametag onto the final sheet, where they will hang proudly forever.

Credit: Mike Siano, Valparaiso University

Door Dec: Secret Files

In Door Decs on March 6, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Secret Files (Mike Siano)

Secret Files (Mike Siano)

While these are for a Nikola Tesla theme, they can be used for Area 51, urban legends, detective files, and so on!  Be creative and adapt!

Supplies:

  • Yellow (for file folders) and white (for secret files) computer paper
  • Folder template
  • Relevant font (font ‘Tesla’ used in example)
  • ‘Secret files’ (Tesla example)
  • Functional printer
  • Cardstock (for backing)
  • Rubber cement
  • Tape

Instructions:

 Paste copies of the folder template into a Word doc and insert text boxes in each one; type in residents’ names with your awesome font.  Make sure that, when folded, the name is right-side up.  Print this on the yellow paper.  Next, print your ‘secret files’ on plain white paper; have one file for each resident.  Cut the folders and the files.

Tape the secret files into the folder so they poke out some; use this as a bearing to see what looks good.  Once satisfied, rubber cement the back of the folder and the sticking-out file to cardstock; this keeps the dec sturdy.  With this, you can either leave the front part of the folder open so that folk can open it or seal it shut with tape or rubber cement; your call.  Repeat as needed.

Credit: Mike Siano, Valparaiso University

Door Dec: Movie Reel

In Door Decs on March 6, 2013 at 7:22 PM
Movie Reel (Mike Siano)

Movie Reel (Mike Siano)

Simple to make, pretty to look at, and easy to fit into any theme that goes with movies!

Supplies:

  • Black cardstock
  • White crayons/colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Functional printer
  • Film ‘reel’ samples (Pixar Shorts example with font suggestion at end)
  • Rubber cement

Instructions:

Start by finding film reels to use; if you can’t find them by image search engine, use the Snipping Tool in your computer’s Accessories folder and snip parts from Youtube.  Paste each one, about the same size, into a single word document and resize them to about 4 inches across (see example).

Assuming each dec gets three film strips, print however many copies are needed.  Cut each movie frame out and rubber cement three alike frames to black cardstock.  Leaving room on either side, cut around the frames.  Now, fill in the area on either side with white film-catchers.

Lastly, print off residents’ names with a nice, relevant font (Charlemagne Bold used in example, being the Pixar logo’s font) and attach with adhesive.

Hints:

  • You will be cutting a lot of things.  Invest in comfortable scissors or a hand masseuse beforehand.

Credit: Mike Siano, Valparaiso University

Door Dec: Animal Silhouettes

In Door Decs on March 6, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Animal Silhouette (Mike Siano)

Animal Silhouette (Mike Siano)

If you have colored paper, an adhesive, a marker, and mere hours until your door decs are due, these animal-themed door decs are a lifesaver!

Supplies:

  • Various colored computer paper (silhouettes)
  • Various colored construction paper (backing)
  • Scissors
  • Marker/s
  • Tape or Rubber Cement (something sticky)
  • Functional printer
  • Animal templates (and more, if you can find them)

Instructions:

Print off the silhouettes first; cut them out as nicely as time will allow you. Stick them to your choice of construction paper and cut out; leave room to write residents’ names and such. Make as many as you need, plug names in, and hang up.

Hints:

• Use only in case of emergency.
• Really, only for emergency. If you have time to prepare, you can be fancier than this.

Credit: Mike Siano, Valparaiso University

Door Dec: Butterfly

In Door Decs on March 1, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Butterfly Door Dec
(Samantha Cassell)

Supplies:

Colored Paper

Hole Punch

Glue

Scissors

Markers

Butterfly Template

Instructions:

Each door dec has 4 parts: the colorful back, the two colorful wings, and the white body portion (see the attached template for shapes). Cut out each of the parts, hole punch a few holes into the wings to give it a pattern, and glue it all together!

So many colors!

So many colors!

Hints:

  • Make sure when you cut out the wing portions, you flip the template over so you get one of each side. Theoretically they should be the same, but this makes up for small imperfections!
  • Cutting takes a long time. Get comfy scissors.

Credit: Samantha Cassell, Valparaiso University

Door Dec: Aquarium

In Door Decs on January 17, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Aquarium Door Dec

 

Supplies:

Colored Paper

Fish Foam Stickers

Glitter Glue

Markers

Scissors

“Bowl” Template

Instructions:

Cut out fish bowls (you can use the template and just slice off the top and bottom or freehand it) and glue on strips of paper for sand and seaweed. Add your fishie then decorate with glitter glue.

Hints:

  • Consider adding a second fish or animal for rooms with multiple residents.
  • Replace the “sand” with “rocks” made of confetti or glitter.

Credit: Claire Jacobs, Valparaiso University

 

Door Dec: Dino Eggs

In Door Decs on January 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Dino Egg Door Dec

Supplies:

Colored Paper

Markers

Scissors

Egg Template

Instructions:

Cut out eggs (freehand or use the template), add crack, speckles, and names and you’re done!

Hints:

  • Matches a Time Machine, Jurassic Park, or Wild theme.
  • Perfect for a very large number of residents.

Credit: Claire Jacobs, Valparaiso University