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Dorm Room Decor

It's back to school time for teachers and students of all kinds! My middle son's girlfriend wanted something to hang on her dorm room door at college, so I created this whimsical mason jar-style hanger.  For the base, I started with a turquoise dot-embossed poster board from We R Memory Keepers... but you could also use regular poster board and paint if you can't find blue!  For a padded hanger like this, you will also want a matching piece of poster board for the back. I free-handed the design and cut the shape (basically, cornering the edges and cutting away a  portion at the top for the lid) from both poster board.  Next, I machine-stitched the two pieces together around the edge with a sewing machine.  I lightly stuffed the jar with fiber fill and then glued the top together.  
I created the lid from a silver mat paper, also from We R Memory Keepers.  I ran the piece through the Xyron Creative Station (with 9" permanent adhesive) and attached it.
Lines were drawn on with a pe…