I forgot to tell you.

Today is make a giant-over-sized-ornament-display-for-your-front-door-day.

With extra color. 🙂

I’m super excited to be partnering with some of my favorite blogger friends and Home Depot today to showcase the DIH (Do It Herself) Workshops.

The challenge?  For each blogger to build an ornament display like this and make it our own.

They are all so different.  Everyone has a unique take on the project.  Everyone has clever ideas.  Me?  Umm…I went for color.  I just wanted my front door to say…..hello, I’m here….

….nice to meet you.


I was inspired for the project after I saw this ribbon.

I never met a plaid I didn’t like, but I truly want to be best friends with this one.

It looks like snowmen and peppermint and winter blue skies all rolled into one.


Here are the detailed instructions for the project with step-by-step photographs.

The materials are listed along with all the tools you need.

It kind of takes the overwhelmingness out of the project.


Here’s a detailed cut diagram, too, that shows you how each of the boards are cut.

My favorite was the left-over scrap piece.

I have a project planned for that one, too.




Here are some of the details of my project.

It really was easy to make.  I think that’s what I love the most about Home Depot, the fact that they are encouraging women to create.

To build.

To make something ourselves and feel the pride of accomplishment when we’re done.


Especially when the accomplishment is as cute as this.

In addition to our virtual blogger workshop, Home Depot is offering DIH classes at a Home Depot near you.

Want to learn more?  Just click here for class information and more details.


Here are a few other projects from some of my favorite bloggers using the same project instructions.

(PS they may or may not have used a little less color):

Life Laugh Rowe

Unskinny Boppy

Refresh Restyle

Becoming Homestead

disclosure:  This post was written in collaboration with Home Depot. #DIHWorkshop

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  1. Image for Susan Susan

    That is one jaw-droppingly gorgeous look-at-me plaid...I LOVE it!!! Girl, that must've taken you some time to paint, too, yes? I must say, I am a fan of colour at any time, but most especially at Christmas and this really tickles my toes! What a great way to add lots of holiday colour and sparkle to your door and welcome all with much cheer! I'd like to try something like this myself...I'm wondering if my hardware store would cut the boards for me...if they'd do that, I might be able to do the rest. I'd love to be able to paint a eye-popping plaid like that, but I'm not sure I'd have the patience or the talent for it. But what a way to get yourself and others in a Christmasy mood...sure works for me! :)

  2. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    I'm all about that color...bout that color...bout that color (sung to tune of "All About that Bass") rock, girlfriend! And now I have another project that I can do with leftover wood flooring! YES!!

  3. Image for Sheila F Sheila F

    Love this project KariAnne!! Yours is awesome! I love the colors that you chose. So happy and festive! I checked with my local Home Depot and they are offering this same DIY this coming Thursday under the heading of "Do-it-Herself". I'm hoping to join in and to bring my 9 year old Granddaughter along with me. I'll have to find out if a child in her age group can attend. No power tools in her hands, of course, but she would thoroughly enjoy being a part of the creative process! Fingers crossed that I can bring her... if not, we'll clear out an area and do our own thing at home! Either way, I'm excited for this project! As of today, this Grandma isn't a power tool user. That's about to change! Thursday... Here I COME!! ?⚡️?? ✨?✨

  4. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    Oh too fun! Definitely gets your attention! Thanks for sharing the instructions too. Looks like it would be fun to do. I like everyone else's too. Hugs, Cecilia

  5. Image for Botanic Bleu Botanic Bleu

    Well, KariAnne, I looked at all 25, yes, all 25, versions of the Ornament Display Board (what did I do before blogging and Pinterest?). Yes, they definitely used a little less color. I love that you saw inspiration in a plaid ribbon and transformed that inspiration to the boards. You ROCKED this! Judith

  6. Image for Shea Williamson Shea Williamson

    Hi. I love this project but the ribbon is just so pretty. Can you tell me where you found it? Thank you so much and your home just makes me want to sit down and visit.

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