Foam Board Ice Cream Cone Front Door Sign

by Lynn Lilly, Dec 27 2020

I love switching up my front door decor on the regular and I have been experimenting with creating front door hangers with foam board. A lot of die-cut front door hangers are made from wood but they can be pricey so I thought why not give foam board a try and it has worked great and withstands weather! Whether you are an everyday crafter or some who makes occasionally it definitely helps to have your supplies organized. My go-to organizer for projects and long term storage is my Deflecto Stackable Storage Caddy. It is great for general storage or if you are making a lot of the same type of project that uses the same materials like I have been with front door hangers it works great to dedicate a caddy with all the supplies. 

Featured Storage Container: Deflecto Stackable Storage Caddy


  • 18" x 24" Foam Board 
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Box Cutter or Craft Knife
  • Acrylic Paint and Brush
  • Dimensional Puffy Paint
  • Decoupage
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue or Industrial Glue
  • Rope/Twine

Project Directions:

  1. Draw the shape of a cone, ice cream scoop, and cherry on the foam board. 
  2. Use the box cutter to cut out each piece. 
  3. Paint the cone brown acrylic paint and let it dry. 
  4. Once the cone is dry paint criss-cross cone lines in gold acrylic paint. Add texture with squiggle lines over the brown. Mix white into the original brown to create a light brown. Let the cone completely dry. 
  5. Paint the ice cream scoop pink. Let it dry. Next mix the pink with white to get a lighter pink and paint polka dots all over the ice cream scoop. Next, use the dimensional puffy paint to add sprinkles. Let it completely dry. DIY Ice Cream Cone SignDIY Ice Cream Cone Sign
  6. Paint the cherry red and the stem black. Let it dry. Once it is dry add some reflection lines to the cherry with white. DIY Ice Cream Cone Sign
  7. Paint the entire piece with decoupage to weatherproof. DIY Ice Cream Cone Sign
  8. Glue the ice cream scoop to the cone and the cherry to the scoop. 
  9. Glue a string to the back to hang it on the door. 

TADA!!! You have your very own fun front door hanger. You can take this same technique and make so many other shapes. I have already made a watermelon slice and a popsicle. The popsicle has been hanging on my door for weeks and withstood so many storms! 

DIY Ice Cream Cone Sign

Deflecto Stackable Caddy

DIY Ice Cream Cone Sign for Front Door

The best part about this project is that clean-up was so easy as I just popped all my supplies back in my Storage Caddy! 

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xoxo- LL

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