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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

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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: 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: 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: 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.

Supplies:

Red & Tan Colored Paper

Fancy Tape/Ribbon

Buttons (Water bottle caps work well too)

Markers

Scissors

Tape or Glue/Hot Glue Gun

Instructions:

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!

Hints:

  • 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

Door Dec: Cut Out Butterfly

In Door Decs on July 15, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Butterfly Cut Out Door Dec

This door dec is a clever twist on the gluing cut outs onto paper. Can be done with any picture and match any theme!

Supplies:

Colored Paper

Glitter Glue

Markers

Scissors

Tape or Glue

Template of Shape (any shape can work!)

Instructions:

Cleanly cut out your shape from a square of paper. Tape/Glue a piece of contrasting paper behind the cut out hole. Line  edge with glitter glue. Add name and hang!

Hints:

  • Pick a simple shape that will be easily recognized without a ton of details.
  • To create a super clean cut, gently fold the paper in half to make the first snip.

Source: Valparaiso University ResLife

Door Dec: Origami Kusudama Flowers

In Door Decs on July 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Kusudama Flower Door Dec
(Washington State University Resident Life)

Supplies:

Scrapbook Paper

Computer Paper

Puffy Paint

Glue

Kusudama Flower Tutorial

Directions:

I first painted papers with water colors, then made the flowers out of the colored paper. Glue flowers to cards and add names!

Hints:

  • I would recommend cutting the petals before gluing them together that way they will be flat and will stay on the paper.

Source: Washington State University Resident Life

Door Dec: Fall Tree

In Door Decs on July 10, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Fall Tree Door Dec
(Jazmyne Davis)

Supplies:

Colored  Paper

Scissors

Glue

Markers

Tree Picture (unfortunately not the exact on pictured)

Leaves Picture

 

Directions:

Print tree picture and leaves picture on colored paper. Cut out, glue together, and write your residents name!

Hints:

  • Consider adding fall decorations around the tree, maybe a pumpkin?
  • Don’t feel like you need to cut out each leaf perfectly, “messy” leaves help give an autumn feeling.

Credit: Jazmyne Davis, Valparaiso University