Craft This Shalom Door Sign to Welcome Your High Holiday Guests

Crafted Shalom Door Sign | Chai & Home

I had a rare moment to kill the other day so I decided to go to my local Jo-ann Fabrics and look around for ideas. I was feeling crafty and needed some inspiration for the High Holidays. In the floral aisle, I saw this leaflet, which I thought was pretty cool and since old-time Chai & Home readers are well familiar with our discussions about wreaths for Hanukkah, I thought it was a great project to explore Jewishly.

Shalom is an obvious welcome word, but you could also do Chag Sameach, which would fill the square nicely.
Crafted Shalom Door Sign | Chai & Home

The key supplies for this project are the paper covered wire and the square wire frame. Those were the only things I had to buy because I had everything else. The autumnal floral pieces I had from last year’s Naked Honey Cake but this time of year Jo-ann has these on 40% off so they are something like $2.50 each or even cheaper. Here is everything you will need:

  • Square or other wreath shape
  • Paper covered wire
  • Spray paint
  • Floral elements

Crafted Shalom Door Sign | Chai & Home

Crafted Shalom Door Sign | Chai & Home

The hard part is creating the letters and even this is not really that hard. I chose to create each letter individually and then connect them because it was just easier than trying to do it all in one piece. There is a lot of paper covered wire in the spool so you if you don’t like the way a letter turned out, you can just scrap it and re-do it.

Here is what it looks like unpainted. At this point, I realized it might look really cool in black but I decided to continue with my autumnal feel and spray paint the entire thing gold. You can also spray paint the frame a different color than the words.
Crafted Shalom Door Sign | Chai & Home

To connect the words and floral elements, I unwrapped the paper from the wire and used it plain so it wouldn’t be seen against the gold…and voila! It’s done.

Crafted Shalom Door Sign | Chai & Home
Crafted Shalom Door Sign | Chai & Home

This project literally took me only like an hour to do. I probably waited longer for the spray paint to dry than I did anything else. This concept also presents some fun possibilities for Hanukkah that I’m looking forward to exploring.

L’Chaim!

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