Before we get started, go and check out some of the gorgeous children’s themed kits over at the digichick store to get those creative processes started with a bang. Looking for a little something to pretty up your own door or front door? There are many styles of kits available to personalize a door hanger for you, too!
The kits I have used for my projects are:
- Owen’s Room Bundle – Wishing Well Creations
- Brady’s Room – Wishing Well Creations
- She’s All That – Danielle Engbretson, which unfortunately has been removed in the week since I bought it, sorry.
Print out your selected paper and elements using your graphics program.
Because of the size of my wooded hanger, I managed to get my prefered paper and elements on one sheet, which worked out really well for being frugal with my card. I used quite thick stiff card stock to print on so that later on when it comes to layering my images, they will be sturdy.
I also printed out a sheet with just the elements so I can layer my images up with foam adhesive to make them 3d, I mangaed to be frugal with the card again and get all three projects on the one sheet.
Select which parts of the image you want to be the layered up pieces and cut these out and put aside.
You will need to make your actual hanger sticky, so I have used my zyron 510, however, you could use tape, mod podge or any strong, permanent adhesive you are comfortable with. Just make sure that you get a good stick around the edges of the hanger so the paper stays on and doesn’t lift.
Attach your paper. Use a craft knife or sharp scissors to cut the circle where the door knob goes and trim around the outside to remove the excess paper.
Here is the hanger covered and the elements cut out ready to layer up and be glued on to the hanger.
Put your pieces together using foam tape and choose which alphas you are going to use to spell out your child’s name and centre on the hanger and stick down. Now you can place your elements around the hanger where you would like them and glue down.
And there you have your hanger completed and ready to hang
Here is another door hanger that I made: