The door hanger is a cardboard or a plastic sign that is normally cut to hang on the door knob of the door. This is commonly seen in hotels and other residences and is meant to inform or communicate with the housekeeping or the maintenance of the area. Door hangers can also be used in homes, especially if you are working on something and don’t want to be bothered at all. At certain times, we just use door hangers to decorate our plain doors or just want to see our favorite cartoon character or theme.
Since Christmas is just around the corner, we will be making a holiday-themed door hanger just to brighten up your door and spread the Christmas vibe. This is a cool and fun activity that can be recommended for kids and the kids at heart. If you want minimal decorations in your office, then this could be a great addition to your office door. So let us begin making this cool door hanger!
Prepare all materials needed in this tutorial:
- a piece of cereal box
- a piece of black crafting felt
- black and white acrylic paint
- red glitters
- paint brushes
- a pair of scissors
- a pencil
- white glue
- hot glue
- any round object that is near the size of the door knob
Step 1: Cut a rectangle that is about 22 centimeter in length and 10 centimeters in width from the empty cereal box. This will be the main frame of the door hanger. Trace the masking tape on the upper part of the box. The orientation of this should be in portrait. The masking tape is used as a reference to the door knob size, but any perfect round object would do.
Step 2: Cut the traced circle on the box using a cutter.
Step 3: Curve the outer edges on the topmost part of the door hanger body. Do this on both edges.
Step 4: Generously apply white glue on one side of the door hanger.
Step 5: Evenly brush the white glue on the body of the door hanger.
Step 6: Sprinkle the red glitters on the body of the glued door hanger body.
Step 7: Let the glue dry and the glitters to settle on the body of the door hanger for at least an hour.
Step 8: Cut a small strip of black felt. The width should be at least 2 to 3 centimeters and the length would depend on the width of the door hanger’s body. This is the belt of Santa.
Step 9: Cut a small square that is quite bigger than the belt. Cut a smaller square in the middle to create a hole. This will be the belt’s buckle.
Step 10: Mix white and a little bit of black to create a gray acrylic paint. Paint the buckle with this and let it dry for an hour.
Step 11: Hot glue the buckle on the belt. The buckle should be somewhat one-sided to create an effect later on.
Step 12: Cut two pieces of a black circle from the crafting felt. This will be the buttons of Santa.
Step 13: Hot glue the belt with the buckle on the lower thirds of the door hanger’s body.
Step 14: Cut the excess of the belt if there is any.
Step 15: Hot glue the buttons on top of the belt. This should be aligned with the buckle of the belt.
Step 16: Try the door hanger on and make necessary adjustments.
Step 17: Done and ready to use! You can now hang your cool and simple Santa Claus door hanger to celebrate the season!
This is a holiday-themed door hanger that can be used in our home and even in our office doors. This would spice up your plain door just in time for the holidays. This is simple yet a cool way of decorating your door. This can also be a good bonding activity that you can do with your kids. So better ask them to join you so they can also enjoy this activity. Hope you liked it! Have fun!