There’s No Place Like Home Baseball Door Hanger

Hello Friends!  It’s that time again, our monthly Silhouette Challenge Group Post!  Yippee!  This month’s challenge theme is HOME DECOR with a bonus challenge of WOOD!  And as always, our fellow Silhouette Challenge Group have some pretty amazing products to offer up!

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Out of all the wonderful things that my Silhouette can do, vinyl ranks up there pretty darn high!  I love adding it to my projects all around the house, starting with my front door!  Since we’re starting our fall baseball season, here is what I put together: a There’s No Place Like Home Door Hanger!  AND, we have a free cut file for you, so check out the whole project for the download link!

There's No Place Like Home Door Hanger by My Paper Craze

First, we started with the basic home plate shape.  I gave it a coat of plain white paint to get started, waited for it to dry, then ruffed it up with some sand paper.  It’s a baseball plate, so of course it needs a little distressing.  I could have gotten away with more, but quite frankly my arm was tired so that’s how I decided when to stop {LOL}.

Home Plate Distressed Door Hanger by My Paper Craze

After wiping it down with a damp cloth to remove all the wood shavings, it was time to apply the baseball laces.  I started by cutting a stencil with regular Contact brand clear contact paper.

Painting baseball laces with stencil on a door hanger by My Paper Craze

 It doesn’t stick very well to painted wood, but it worked for two reasons: 1) the laces weren’t meant to be perfect and 2) it was a small paint job, so it was easy to use a very lite amount of paint and dab it into the stencil instead of brush.  So grab some red paint, a cheapie sponge brush and something to dab your paintbrush on (we used the backing of our stencils).

Painting laces on a baseball door hanger by My Paper Craze

As you can see, I only used a little bit of paint on the end of our brush, then dabbed it on the paper lining so the brush wasn’t saturated.  Then, I just dabbed our brush into the stencil.  Be sure not to try to brush the paint on, you’ll accidentally force paint to bleed under the stencil.

Painted baseball laces for door hanger by My Paper Craze

You can probably wait for it to dry, but I got impatient and went ahead and peeled back the stencil.  Not only did it work like a charm, I had no problems with bleeding and peeling while it was wet was just fine.  While I was waiting for it to dry, I cut and weeded my vinyl.

Vinyl placement on wood door hanger by My Paper Craze

I’d like to say that I used some fancy method to apply the vinyl straight, but I just used my best judgement.  After deciding where to put the vinyl, go ahead and apply it to the wood surface.  I didn’t have any accidents, but I have a feeling that this painted surface would be pretty forgiving, so don’t panic if you make any mistakes.  Throw a quick bow on there and you’re done!

There's No Place Like Home Baseball Door Hanger by My Paper Craze

And as promised, here’s the FREE CUT FILE!  You’ll have to resize it to fit the size of your board, but here it is none the less!

There’s No Place Like Home Baseball Door Hanger

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

The Framed Horse Glass Etching Project DIY Watercolor and Vinyl Quote Art DIY Fall Decor Pillow Wrap DIY Rustic Wood Sign {tutorial} + more Silhouette Home Decor Ideas DIY Lily for Target Candle Holders Pineapple Wooden Welcome Art - Upcycled Pallet Art How To Create A Custom Shaped Photo Mat What NOT To Use Stenciling On Wood DIY Dry Erase Calendar Wooden Pallet Bathroom Wall Art A Feminine Family Wreath Map Themed Decor with your Silhouette DIY Lily for Target Candle Holders Nursery Canvas Wall Art No Place Like Home Baseball DoorHanger Personalized Lazy Susan IKEA Hack! What A Wonderful World Wood burning a Frame & Coasters How to Stencil a Pallet Sign Home State Sign

1. Whatcha Workin’ On? // 2. Two Purple Couches // 3. Made in a Day // 4. Ginger Snap Crafts // 5. Decor Adventures // 6. Architecture of a Mom // 7. Simply Kelly Designs // 8. Crafty Bonds // 9. Practically Functional // 10. DailyDwelling // 11. DIY Just Cuz {Sam} // 12. unOriginal Mom // 13. Decor Adventures // 14. Creative Ramblings // 15. My Paper Craze // 16. Where The Smiles Have Been // 17. Get Silvered // 18. DIYJustCuz {Brittany} // 19. Weekend Craft // 20. Create & Babble


  1. Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs

    I love this punny project! It turned out GREAT!!!

    1. Stephanie

      The file won’t download for me. Can you email it to me. Thanks.

  2. Meredith @ unOriginalMom

    So darn cute!! I love how it turned out!

  3. Eff @ Whatcha Workin' On?

    Can’t resist a good word play. LOL. Love how you placed the lacing off kilter and not symmetrical–makes the design so much more interesting. Great choice!

  4. DIY Just Cuz

    Oh my gosh! I have a brother in law who is obsessed with sports that I know would LOVE this!! I’m definitely pinning this!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Stephanie

    The link will not download. Can you email it to me? I’m planning on making this asap!

  6. Brandy

    Do you sell the vinyl words?

  7. sofia

    I’m unable to download as well. Can you email it to me? please

  8. Jennifer

    I’ve downloaded the file and the T in There’s and the H in Home are missing a couple of holes cut outta those letters. Is there a modified version of the file? Thanks for a reply!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Jennifer if you select the entire letter, right click and click make compound path it should fix the problem. Sorry!

  9. Michelle Allen

    Is there a way to convert this file to a svg or png? I have a cricut not a silhouette

  10. Faith Anderson

    I am not able to download either. Could you email the words for me. It is for my granddaughters baby shower. Love your design, Great Grama Faith

  11. Alexis

    Hi, how did you get the home plate shape? Is it made out of paper or is it cardboard, wood?

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