A short while ago, I wrote about the family mailboxes that we have on our bedroom doors to leave messages for one another. Once my kids started having fun with this, they started posting handmade signs on their doors as well as messages for any “visitors” who came to leave mail. This overload of tape and paper on the door started to overwhelm my OCD-wired brain so I knew I’d have to come up with something that was less of an eyesore (not to mention, less of a drain on our office supplies). Wandering through the craft section at Walmart, I found some plain, wood door hangers and decided these would be perfect.
The suggestions on the package recommended painting the door hangers. I suppose you could also use permanent markers. We opted to use decorative paper (with a little homemade mod podge) and chalkboard paint (so that we could easily change our messages whenever we wanted).
Here are all of the supplies we used:
First, we turned the paper over and traced the door hanger on the back.
Next, we cut out the traced hanger from the paper and mod podged it onto the wood door hanger.
We used painters tape to mark off the section we wanted to paint with chalkboard paint.
Finally, we painted the door hangers and let them dry overnight.
Voila! We each had our own, customized door hanger.
Since my crafting ability is practically non-existent, I can promise you that if we could make these, anyone can. These are truly easy, DIY door hangers–a fun way for your kids (and you) to personalize your bedroom door.