DIY Door Hangers – Do Not Disturb!

I loved the idea of making door hangers for our guests and have seen so many brides make some really great ones! I decided to give it a try. I found quite a few templates out there, but decided to tweak mine just a bit.

I have lots of leftover wood grain paper and want to carry that theme throughout the wedding. I decided to make a template and made each hanger 3.5″ by 8″. I was able to fit 3 on a page.

The design elements I included were:

  • Our bird on a limb image
  • The typical “Please Do Not Disturb”
  • I found an image that read “Thank you for sharing our wedding with us” – I can’t remember where this came from – if someone knows, please share!
  • Our bird

I then used my handy home “cheap” printer and am really happy with what came out.

(how scary does my hand look?!?!?)

Did you put any DIY elements in your OOT bags?


Mrs. Apple Cider

New York/Charlotte
Wedding Date:
October 2009
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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:07 pm

    Those are really cute. You sure did think of every little thing to put in your OOT bags! Your guests are going to really appreciate your attention to detail and super crafty skills!

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    thefuturemrsjewell 1829 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:09 pm

    wow, those are adorable! love that idea!

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    melodyjune 244 posts, Helper bee @ 3:11 pm

    LOVE IT! What a great idea, and it ties together SO well with all of your other DIY projects :)

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    cfitz621 169 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:18 pm

    Very cute! I think those little, thoughtful touches are what really makes each wedding unique.

    Bonus – seems like a (relatively) simple project too!

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    Soon2BeeMrsLewis 756 posts, Busy bee @ 3:19 pm

    so cute!

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    Jason Grubb, Guest @ 3:26 pm

    Love it! Gotta get this for our clients!

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    Chelsea, Guest @ 3:27 pm

    I just realized that you were located in North Carolina! That is so exciting! I am in Mooresville, North Carolina. I wanted to have my wedding at a vineyard so bad I could taste it, but we had to settle for the Wine Loft because of the travel time! I love all you DIY stuff!

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    wedding coordinators in Orlando, Florida, Guest @ 3:30 pm

    Really cool idea

  9. lamb Member
    lamb 953 posts, Busy bee @ 3:36 pm

    Would you mind sharing your template? I love this idea!

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    oawbride 25 posts, Newbee @ 3:38 pm

    Love it! I’m definitely going to do this! And maybe a different sign for our room, we’ll all be staying at the same inn that night. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    cloud 800 posts, Busy bee @ 3:46 pm

    I was really considering these, but I have to know, did you hand cut ever door handle hole!? If so you are a brave lady, that’s what keeps scaring me off! They are super cute though, must not add more to do’s to list…!

  12. guineapig Member
    guineapig 1375 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:51 pm

    Miss Cloud – if you design the hole to be the size of a 1 inch punch, you could just punch them out, right?

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 4:10 pm

    Those are so great! I’d never thought of doing that. One more thing added to my list. :)

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    bravenewgroom 15 posts, Newbee @ 4:12 pm

    Well those awesome. I think we’ll definitely have to do that for our guests too. We’re going to put the standards in our OOT welcome packages: itinerary for the weekend, local places to shop and eat, list of things to do between the ceremony and reception and an invitation to brunch with the bridal party and newly weds the following morning!

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    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:17 pm

    Those look great! I just made a sign last night for the Bridal Suite, but hadn’t though about doing something for my guests. And that wood-grain paper looks better every time I see it, I really must figure out a way to include it in my wedding!

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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:17 pm

    Those are adorable!! Did you just use an x-acto knife to cut out the circle and the line??

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:21 pm

    wow! These look great! This is really an element that I wanted to incorporate into our wedding but ran out of time for- so I’m definitely living vicariously through you right now. Love them!

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    Firefighter_Prazs_Girl 801 posts, Busy bee @ 4:31 pm

    What a great idea! I want to adds this to our OOT bags! And it is super easy DIY!

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    melodicsighs1 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:36 pm

    That’s such a great addition to your OOT bags! I hadn’t thought of do not disturb signs yet. Ahh, another DIY detail to add to my list for sure!

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    bravenewgroom 15 posts, Newbee @ 4:45 pm

    I have a question… Where did you get your graphics and fonts? Is there a place that a lot of bees use for that or places you recommend?

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    miss longhorn 236 posts, Helper bee @ 5:21 pm

    What a cute idea!

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:11 pm

    what a cute idea! you did a fantastic job!

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    MightySapphire 7632 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 7:07 pm

    Those are so awesome! I wish I’d had time to do more DIY in our OOT bags…we had some great goodies, but something like this would have been cute. And we could have used it for the honeymoon, to be sure!!

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    mayeast06 182 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:46 pm

    so cute! how did you cut the hole to make it not crooked? or are you just good with the scissors?!

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    mayeast06 182 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:46 pm

    oh and there may “bee” another post on this, but what else is going in those welcome bags?!

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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:15 pm

    Great idea, we’ll be having a good number of hotel guests and this could be nice.

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    Charm bracelet 1952 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:12 pm

    What a great idea! I like how you’ve incorporated the birds or tree in everything you do.

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    Gator 607 posts, Busy bee @ 10:15 pm

    I have never thought of this! Sometimes at destination weddings I am always lost on which rooms the other guests are staying at. These door hangers are a cute way for guests to start mingling.

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    pinaybride 77 posts, Worker bee @ 10:46 pm

    I wish I was as “graphically” savvy. Sigh

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    shelliduke 412 posts, Helper bee @ 6:53 am

    We are also doing door hangers in our OOT bags! I bought a ton of plain wooden door hangers, and used chalkboard paint to put a chalkboard on them. Then I used raffia to tie a piece of chalk to each one. I think they are really fun, and hopefully people will take them home and use them! FI and I always write each other messages on the one we have at home. :)

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    Forevercovington 6 posts, Newbee @ 10:49 am

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:19 pm

    These are so great! I wish I could go back and put these in our bags!

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    VegasBaby 676 posts, Busy bee @ 2:43 pm

    Marking this because it’s an adorable idea!! Love it!

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    Mrs. Mouse 5761 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:09 pm

    Very cute!

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    Kelly Novak, Guest @ 5:17 pm

    Do you have the template for the DND signs you could post? I love your idea and would love to tweak it to my beach design.

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    Alicia C 41 posts, Newbee @ 8:17 pm

    love these

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