DIY Door Hanger Craft Idea

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Are you looking for a cute spring craft to make? I’ve got the perfect DIY door hanger craft idea you can make to brighten up a room in your home. Follow my tutorial to learn how you can create it yourself!

I picture blooming flowers when I think of spring weather. The brighter colored blooms are my favorites, like daffodils and tulips, so I just had to include some bright and pretty felt flowers to my craft project.

completed diy door hanger craft idea hanging on a door knob

The felt flowers for your door hanger are super easy to create and they don’t require a cutting machine to make.

This spring craft idea is also budget-friendly, since it uses inexpensive felt and jean fabric from thrift store pants. No worries for breaking the bank to make this door knob hanger!

Before we get to the tutorial… It’s time for another Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, where my blogger friends and I pick an idea from one of our Pinterest boards and make it into a recycled craft or decor. This month our theme is “floral,” so my craft idea came from this Pinterest door hanger example. Click the links at the end of my post to see 9 more floral ideas!

DIY DOOR HANGER CRAFT IDEA

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • denim fabric – thrifted pants
  • craft felt
  • ribbon
  • polyester stuffing
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • pen or marker
  • ruler
  • iron
  • sewing machine (optional)

colored felt to be used for flowers on door hanger craft idea

HOW TO MAKE A DIY DOOR HANGING PILLOW

I have provided instructions for two options on how to join the fabric to make the door hanger pillow. You can choose between sewing or hot glueing.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: PREPARE THE FABRIC

Cut two 7×7 squares from a leg of the thrifted jeans.

2 jean fabric squares used for the diy door hanger craft idea

STEP 2: INSERT RIBBON

Place right sides together and insert ribbon (9.5 inches) in between the fabric squares.

The longest ribbon portion will be inside with some ribbon peaking out of the fabric pieces.

Place the ribbon 1.5 inch in from the outside edges and let it stick out 1/2 inch at the top.

ribbon placement example inside the denim layers for the door hanger craft idea

STEP 3: SEW TOGETHER

Pin the top and sides together and begin sewing a 1/4 inch seam on those 3 sides.

Leave a good portion open on the bottom. It needs to be large enough to turn inside out and easily insert the stuffing.

completely sewn denim layers with ribbon tips showing for the diy door hanger craft idea

STEP 4: TURN THE SQUARE

Clip the corners and turn the square inside out.

Poke the 4 corners out using a pointy tool of choice.

Iron the seams to make a crisp square and press a 1/4 inch at the opening on the bottom.

STEP 5: ADD STUFFING

Shred polyester stuffing with your fingers and make it evenly fluffy as best you can.

shredded stuffing example to be used inside the door hanger pillow

Begin pushing the stuffing into the corners of the pillow pocket and add more until it’s puffy, but not tightly stuffed.

stuffed denim pillow ready to be sealed for the door knob hanger craft idea

Pin the opening closed and sew 1/8 inch to close the bottom.

denim pillow pinned together ready to  sew on the sewing machine for the door hanger craft idea

OPTION 2: HOT GLUE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Use regular scissors or pinking shears to cut two 7×7 squares from the leg of thrifted jeans.
  • Place wrong sides together and insert ribbon in between the fabric squares and pin in place.
  • MEASUREMENT of the ends should be inserted on the top inside 1 inch in from the outside edges.
  • Run a thin bead of hot glue in between the squares to join the edges, working in small areas at a time.
  • Leave a good portion open on the bottom. It needs to be large enough to easily insert the stuffing.
  • Insert the stuffing, following step 5, and close the bottom with hot glue.

HOW TO DECORATE A PILLOW DOOR HANGER WITH FLOWERS

There are tons of different kinds of felt flowers in Googleland that can be made, and I’ll be showing you how you can make three kinds of the flowers to add to your door knob pillow. They are easy peasy!

STEP 1: PREPARE THE FELT

Use an iron, on poly setting, to press back a portion of the felt.

The folds can be different widths, depending upon how large you want your flowers. My 3 are an average of 1-inch folds.

Evenly cut to make your folds and then press with an iron, on poly setting, to make creases.

3 stages in making folds in the felt for making flowers

STEP 2: CUT THE FELT

STRAIGHT FRINGE:

Face the fold at the top and cut skinny strips. See picture below. Careful not to cut into the fold.

DIAGONAL FRINGE:

Face the fold at the top and cut diagonal strips. Do not cut into the fold.

STRAIGHT LOOPS:

Face the open side at the top and the fold at the bottom. Cut straight strips. Do not cut into the open edges.

the cuts made on the felt folds to make flowers for the diy craft idea

STEP 3: ROLL THE FELT

Begin the roll at the end and roll away from you.

Place a bead of hot glue (low setting) and roll tightly over the glue, while at the same time tightly holding the roll in place.

Keep the roll even on the straight edge while rolling.

the felt rolling example for making each flower for the diy door hanger idea

STEP 4: ATTACH THE FLOWERS

Apply hot glue on the entire rolled end that doesn’t have the fringe cuts.

Press onto your desired spot on the pillow and fluff the flowers.

STEP 5: MAKE THE LEAVES

Draw leaf shapes on the dark and light green felt using a pen or marker. See picture below. The light green leaves are smaller than dark green ones.

Cut out and hot glue them to the denim and then you’re done!

Has this DIY door hanger craft idea given you the inspiration to make door decor? Maybe you’ll just try making the flowers for other crafts!

graphic saying pin for later
completed diy door knob hanger - denim with felt flowers

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN SEEING:

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CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE 9 MORE FLORAL CRAFT AND DECOR IDEAS!

pinterest graphic for the pinterest challenge blog hop
variety of floral crafts shown

Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Terri | A Good Life
Ann| The Apple Street Cottage
Tโ€™onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Julie | Treasures Made From Yarn
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Mel | Decor Craft Design
Donna | Modern on Monticello
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

SUM OF THEIR STORIES – Floral Bag Upcycle with Upholstery Fabric Scraps

PURPLE HUES AND ME – Upcycled Newspaper Flowers Wreath

THE APPLE STREET COTTAGE – Denim Flowers / Two Ways

SEW CRAFTY CROCHET – Crochet Flower Facial Scrubbies

LIFE AS A LEO WIFE – DIY Floral Bike Wreath

MODERN ON MONTICELLO – Wine Box Flower Arrangement

TERRI STEFFES – Watercolor Floral Bookmarks

TREASURES MADE FROM YARN – Crochet Flowers

DECOR CRAFT DESIGN – DIY Painted Upcycled Mug

SOUTHERN SUNFLOWERS – DIY Door Hanger Craft Idea

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14 thoughts on “DIY Door Hanger Craft Idea”

  1. Adorable! I love making felt & paper flowers. I made all of my wedding bouquets (mine & my bridesmaids’, not multiple weddings lol) with paper & I love that I did because I still have them. A door hanger is such a cute alternative to a wreath. I’ll have to try it. It’s great going with you!
    XOXO,
    Niki

    1. Thanks, Niki! I’ve done denim flowers, felt flowers, now on to the paper ones! That’s so neat that you made all the bouquets and you still have those special memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very clever, Allyson! I love how you used the jeans. I have a few pairs and some parts set aside for future projects…we should collaborate!

    1. Thank you, Ann! I’m with you… more projects to come from those left over seams and pockets. I might even get wild and crazy and use the zipper, too. LOL

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