Celebrating & Recovering Door Knob Hangers

Zest it Up
by Zest it Up
7 Materials
1 Hour
With winter breaks comes gatherings and time with friends. Whether you find yourself planning and enjoying vacations or fabulous staycations with your closest, you have gotta know when to tread lightly in the AM hours. So, we decided to turn some old fence boards into some rather handy door knob hangers. These cuties will help you stay friends, no matter who may have tied a few too many on the night before!!

Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
  • old fence boards or old wood
  • saw
  • drill
  • twine
  • glue
  • glitter
  • puff paint

I hope it’s obvious!  There is no reason why you would have to drill such a huge hole into your fence board. In actual fact…this was a booger for us!  We originally thought, “Hey, let’s make it so that the actual board slips over the knob!”  It would have been cute, right?  Well, our wood pieces were not wide enough to support such a large hole.  So, we then did one where we cut out a channel that could just slip over the neck of the knob.  Creating a hook, if you will.  Genius concept, except for the fact that our design needed to flip over from one side to the other based on whether the occupants were “Recovering” or “Celebrating.”  Oh well, you will see that when in doubt, you just reach for the twine.  LOL
Yep, here is a pic of that genius moment where we created the channel.  Note: this worked perfectly if you are making a door hanger that is simply one sided.  For us, it created an issue with being able to shut the door if it was in the opposite direction.  Oh well….I honestly still loved how they turned out!
Next up, scribe your message on the hangers.  That’s the easy part!
If at this point you are scratching your head as to why we are making so many, rest assured we are not starting up a door hanger company!  It was for a rather large get-together that needed this special touch.
After glittering the bottom half of the door hangers, all that was left was for guests to decide how they were feeling.  Time to rage or time to snore??
Feel free to get creative with the words on each side! Grinch or Jolly St. Nick? Please do not disturb or The more the merrier? Celebrating or Recovering?
I love the simplicity of these hangers.  They show such a sweet hostessing touch for any guests visiting this summer…or for your bunkmates at your latest Airbnb vacation.

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