My Hero Door Hanger
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My Hero Door Hanger

Honor those who serve in the military with this patriotic piece of home décor, made with the Cricut Expression machine.
Designed by Georgina Jarvie
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
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Material List

  • Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter
  • Cricut® Stand and Salute Cartridge
  • Cardstock: White, Blue, Brown
  • Wooden Plaque (12-inch x 9-inch)
  • Red Ribbon (1 yard)
  • Paint: Red
  • Paintbrush
  • Ink pad: Brown
  • Dauber
  • Mod Podge®
  • Sponge Brush
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Drill holes in top corners of plaque for ribbon. Sand plaque for desired smoothness. Paint plaque. Let dry. Distress edges as desired. Ink edges.

Step: 2

Cut three 12-inch x 1½-inch strips of white cardstock. Ink edges of strips. Use Mod Podge to adhere strips to plaque as shown. Let dry.

Step: 3

Cut one 3-inch x 3-inch block of blue cardstock. Ink edges. Use Mod Podge to adhere block to upper left corner of plaque. Let dry. Poke a hole through block so drilled hole isn’t covered.

Step: 4

Cut star: Using Stand and Salute cartridge and white cardstock, select Shadow feature and cut one 2½-inch <Star>. Ink edges. Use Mod Podge to adhere star to blue block. Let dry.

Step: 5

Cut My Hero: Using brown cardstock, press Shift and cut one 2½-inch <MyHero>. Use Mod Podge to adhere My Hero to lower right corner of plaque. Let dry.

Step: 6

Cut soldier: Using brown cardstock, cut one 7-inch <ManSoldr>. Use Mod Podge to adhere soldier to center of plaque. Let dry.

Step: 7

Seal entire plaque with Mod Podge. Let dry. Tie ribbon through holes and hang where desired.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.