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Grab a plain wood round door hanger and some 4th of July window clings – and make this Dollar Store Patriotic Door Hanger.

Navy Blue Patriotic Door Hanger made with Dollar Store Supplies

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to dress up your front door this summer? Make this patriotic door hanger using dollar store window clings and Mod Podge on a wood round.

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This door hanger is wonderful way to decorate for summer holidays like Independence Day or Memorial Day. Follow my quick step-by-step tutorial, and I’ll show you how to create a unique patriotic door hanger using affordable supplies from the dollar store.

Let’s talk about dollar store seasonal window clings

Every holiday, the Dollar Tree typically sells fun seasonal items – like napkins, paper plates, door hangers, AND window clings.

Window clings are fun for decorating windows, but did you know that they can also be Mod-Podged onto your seasonal crafts as well?

make a patriotic dollar store craft with window clings

Related: Use spring window clings to make a decorative Easter tray.

Feel free to get creative with the window clings and paint color that you choose. I used deep navy paint, since that complimented the background of my selected window clings. But, depending on the style of the window clings you find – you may want to use red, white, or any other complimentary color.

Looking for even MORE red, white, and blue crafting inspiration? Be sure to check out this roundup of my favorite American flag crafts.

supplies to make a dollar store patriotic door hanger with window clings

Watch this quick video to see how I made this door hanger craft:

Navy Blue Patriotic Door Hanger made with Dollar Store Supplies

Dollar Store Patriotic Door Hanger

Yield: 1 door hanger
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Grab a plain wood round door hanger and some 4th of July window clings – and make this Dollar Store Patriotic Door Hanger.


  • Dollar store window clings (patriotic designs)
  • Dollar store hanging wood circle
  • Acrylic craft paint, to compliment the background of the window clings, I used midnight navy
  • Mod Podge, matte
  • Ribbon and twine for hanging and embellishing


  • 1-inch flat paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Smoothing tool
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this project.
  2. Use a flat paintbrush, and apply a base coat of navy acrylic paint to the front of the wood circle. Allow it to dry completely, and apply a second coat if needed.
  3. Carefully cut out the individual window cling designs using scissors. Set them in place (with the backing on still) to get a feel for your preferred design and placement. cut out window clings and arrange on door hanger
  4. One at a time, lift each cling and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wood hanger underneath. Remove any backing or excess plastic from the clings. Carefully press the cling onto Mod-Podged area. Smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles using a smoothing tool. Continue this process for all the clings, ensuring they are securely adhered to the wood surface. use a smoothing tool to smooth the window cling over the Mod Podge
  5. Once all the clings are in place and the Mod Podge has dried, apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface of the wood circle. This will seal the clings and provide a protective layer. Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.
  6. Use hot glue to adhere jute rope around the outer edge of the door hanger. Hot glue jute rope around the edge of the door hanger
  7. Make a bow with patriotic ribbon and hot glue it to the top of the door hanger.
  8. Hang the door hanger with ribbon or twine.

navy blue patriotic door hanger saying sweet land of liberty with fireworks

Creating a patriotic door hanger doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. By using dollar store window clings, a hanging wood circle, acrylic craft paint, and Mod Podge, you can make a beautiful and budget-friendly decoration. Follow these step-by-step instructions, and in no time, you’ll have a charming patriotic door hanger to celebrate special occasions throughout the year. Happy crafting!

Dollar Tree patriotic door hanger using window clings


  1. That is such a clever idea. I must pay more attention to window clings! I would also use a pizza pan if I couldn’t find the wood rounds at my local DT. The cost of this project would be around $3.75 if one buys the wood round/rope, and window cling at Dollr Tree (and had Mod Podge at home.) Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    1. Yes! I originally thought about doing a pizza pan door hanger for this one, but then I spotted the wood rounds. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

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