What I used to make the Door Decs:
Colored Cardstock (one piece for each door dec)
Brown Cardstock (bottom piece of boat)
Lighter Brown Cardstock (main boat frame)
Flat craft sticks
Fabric for the sales
Cotton Balls for clouds
I printed the template out onto cardstock and used it to trace out the different parts of the boat and sails. You would think that would be the most tedious part of the whole thing, the tracing and cutting out of all the pieces. Nope! Gluing definitely took the longest, I would glue 15 together and be done fore the night! But once I had them all finished they looked fantastic. To make the clouds you just have to gently pull at a cotton ball until it looks like a cloud and glue it on! I think the template made this so much easier than it would have been if I was just working from scratch.
Here are some more pictures!:
This was the first one I completed, I was super proud.
These are the different designs I made for my residents.
My finished works of art taking over the dining room table.
Because I did not want to include a Resident's name or room number on my blog I will show you the personalized door dec I made for myself!
I used two different fonts, one to write the name of the resident and the other to do the room number.
I even included cats!
I know that not many RAs are interested in spending $1 per door dec so here are some different ways that you can make this door dec with cheaper supplies:
Instead of Cardstock, use construction paper! It is much cheaper and you get a lot more for the price.
Instead of fabric, also use construction paper, or possibly tissue paper, get creative!
Hand write your resident's names instead of using computer paper and ink to print them out.