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

    What a cute idea!

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    tea 2406 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

    Oops I wasn’t logged in when I left my comment!


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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 4788 posts, Honey bee @ 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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