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DIY Door Knob Hanger: Easy and Adorable Kids Craft!

Learn how to make a DIY door knob hanger for a kid’s room using a cheap wooden hanger, a little paint, and your Cricut! It’s an easy, fun project for kids.

DIY door knob hanger for a kid’s room

Ramona has a lovely neighborhood friend named Ava who she is obsessed with. Ava is a few years older than Ramona, so she loves playing with a “big girl.” Ava’s mom very generously gives us a TON of hand-me-downs, but I often feel like we never have anything for them!

So sometimes I craft up some things for Ava to enjoy—she is a little girly girl and loves stuff like this. And besides, what kid doesn’t like personalized things for their rooms? When I saw this wooden door knob hanger for just a few bucks in Joann one day, I knew I had to do a quick little craft for Ava!

wooden door hanger
wooden door hanger

Here’s what I used:

And here’s how I made my DIY door knob hanger for a kid’s room!

Step 1: Paint the wooden hanger

The first thing I did was remove the price sticker and paint the front and back of the door knob hanger using white acrylic craft paint. I need two coats of this paint to get enough coverage.

small bottle of acrylic craft paint
painted wooden door knob sign
painted wooden door knob sign

Like easy kid crafts? Check out my tips for melting broken crayons in silicone molds, making a DIY glitter sensory bottle, and making DIY sidewalk chalk paint!

Step 2: Cut vinyl name, unicorn, and stars

Next I cut out a unicorn, some stars, and text that said “AVA’S ROOM” in Cricut’s Design Space. If you’re also working with with a Cricut, I used the font ITC Posterboy Std Regular in Design Space. The unicorn file is M87221F5, and the stars files are M894B60E and M3639B. I used hot pink vinyl for the unicorn and name—holographic vinyl for the stars.

Step 3: Apply the vinyl to the door knob hanger

Next I used transfer tape to apply the unicorn first, then the name, then the stars. I was originally worried about how well the vinyl would adhere to painted wood and even considered doing iron-on vinyl (yes, you can use iron-on vinyl with wood!) so ensure a good stick. But I really wanted to use these colors/patterns for this project, so I decided to see how it went.

applying vinyl to make a diy door knob hanger for a kids room
applying vinyl to make a diy door knob hanger for a kids room
applying vinyl to make a diy door knob hanger for a kids room
diy door knob hanger for a kids room

And it turns out great! Check it out—I can’t wait to let Ramona give it to her! I think it’s perfect for a 5-year-old girl’s room. Now I’m going to have to make Ramona one because she wants everything Ava has 🙂

diy door knob hanger for a kids room
diy door knob hanger for a kids room

For more fun kid stuff, check out my review of our life-sized colorable cardboard playhouse and my roundup of 10 cute weekly printable chore charts!

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