DIY Doorknob Hangers Craft for Kids

Kids can create a one-of-a-kind doorknob hanger to greet visitors, no matter the occasion.

Doorknob hangers aren’t just for hotel guests. From silly greetings to identifying someone’s space, a DIY doorknob hanger can be just what your child needs to personalize their own room. Some websites, like Kid Printables, offer printable door hangers that take just a few minutes to create. Other sources, like craft company Darice, offer more substantial plain wooden hangers. If you’re looking for an option in between, turn to your child’s art box and reach for the washi tape and stamps.


  • Plain, white cardstock
  • Washi tape – two colors
  • Scrap cardstock
  • Stamps and ink pad
  • Clear adhesive shelf liner (Try Con-Tact Brand’s Clear Covering)
  • Scissors
  • 2.5-inch circle punch
  • 3D adhesive foam squares
  • Ruler


Start out by cutting a piece of white cardstock into a rectangle that’s 3.5-inches wide and 8.5-inches long.

Next, add your washi tape design to one side of the hanger. I used a plain washi tape with a patterned washi tape to create a stripe look. (Like that Chihuahua washi tape? That’s from the Dailylike and available locally at Paper Source.) You can add another washi tape design to back of the hanger if your child wants it to be double sided.

Cut a piece of shelf liner that’s more than double the size of your hanger. Slowly remove the paper backing and place the material sticky side up.

Place your cardstock close to one edge of the material and press into place. Carefully pull the other side over, smoothing the film as you go.

Toward the top of your design, punch out a circle opening with your circle punch. (If you don’t have a circle punch, you can use a single hole puncher. Add two small holes on either side and add a piece of baker’s twine for hanging.)

Stamp or write a message of your choice on a piece of scrap cardstock. Attach the greeting to the hanger by using adhesive 3D foam squares. With the message in place, it’s time to hang up the hanger!


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