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.
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
- denim fabric – thrifted pants
- craft felt
- polyester stuffing
- glue gun
- pen or marker
- sewing machine (optional)
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.
STEP 1: PREPARE THE FABRIC
Cut two 7×7 squares from a leg of the thrifted jeans.
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.
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.
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.
Begin pushing the stuffing into the corners of the pillow pocket and add more until it’s puffy, but not tightly stuffed.
Pin the opening closed and sew 1/8 inch to close the bottom.
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.
STEP 2: CUT THE FELT
Face the fold at the top and cut skinny strips. See picture below. Careful not to cut into the fold.
Face the fold at the top and cut diagonal strips. Do not cut into the fold.
Face the open side at the top and the fold at the bottom. Cut straight strips. Do not cut into the open edges.
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.
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!
YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN SEEING:
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE 9 MORE FLORAL CRAFT AND DECOR IDEAS!
Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Terri | A Good Life
Ann| The Apple Street Cottage
T’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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