Do It All Door Hangers

Introduction: Do It All Door Hangers

About: Maker, Mom & Teacher...
I'm sort of a "list" person... helps me keep my brain strait (well as close to that as possible).

Problem is:
  • Some list things are the same everyday.
  • Some list things change everyday.
  • I forget my lists on the way out the door. (especially when grocery shopping)
  • I don't have a fancy dancy phone to keep track of it all for me.

So, check out my new fangled invention!!  (I KNOW this one is going to make me rich)..

  It's a door hanger, that can do sooooooo much more :-)  

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Luckly most of these seem to be on hand at home... or in the office (NO... I am so NOT advocating steeling office supplies, because that would be wrong!).  

You'll need: 
  • 1 old folder or piece of cardboard 3.5 x 13 inches (think the tops of amazon boxes)
  • 1 small stack of post it notes
  • Sharpie(s)
  • Pen
  • Box cutter, x-acto knife, or scissors.
  • Mug, or cup who's top is about 2.5 inches in diameter. 
    (if your mug is bigger, make your door hanger wider)
  • ruler
  • tape (I ended up using double sided tape)
If you're feeling like an artist... you can add the following to the list:
  • white glue
  • piece of sand paper
  • paints
  • random paper from the recycle bin

Step 2: Making the Door Hanger

 Cutting down the folder
  • Measure about 3.5 inches from the folding edge of your folder.
  • Measure another 3.5 inches from the other side of the folder.
  • Draw a line parallel to the edge of your folder going through your 3.5 inch marks.
  • Cut along your line with a box cutter or scissors
  • You end up with 3 tall skinny folder. ( I'm only using the one in this instructable... but you can make more for your friends)
  • If your using just cardboard that's ok too (you just won't have the additional totally cool pocket feature) cut your piece of cardboard 3.5 x 12 inches (or longer).
Adding the hole
  • Flip your coffee cup upside down (after you have consumed the contents).
  • Center it on your folder, about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch from the top.
  • Trace
  • Cut out the hole, going through all layers of your folder.

Tape up the mini folder
If your folder had flaps on the inside, tape these up so you have mini folders...  on the inside of your door hanger. I cut a piece of double sided tape in half  to do this. These mini folders are great for receipts, cash, random pieces of paper.

Step 3: Add the Accessories

Add the post-it notes
  • Take off the back sheet of your small stack of post-it notes
    (this sheet seems a little sticker to me)
  • I also added some double sided tape to this, for added security.
  • Stick the post-it notes to the bottom of your door hanger!

Step 4: Decorate!

Using your sharpies &  pens have at it!!
  • On the top part you can add your list of things you have to do every day.
  • On the post it notes... put the list of things that change. (you can conveniently take these with you :-) )
Don't forget the back
You can use the back of your door hanger as well! some suggestions:
  • Out of the Office
  • Out of my Mind
  • No BOYZ allowed!!
  • GO AWAY!
  • Come on in ;-) 
If you're feeling artsy
Scratch up the slick surface with some sand paper, you can now paint, or collage recycled office paper on your door hanger. 

Step 5: No Lose Pen & Noise Maker Option! (optional)

  • Tie some string to a pen...
  • Now tie the other end of the string to the door hanger. 

Step 6: Ta Daa!

You now have a genuine one of a kind do-it-all door hanger!  

Hang it on your door and get productive... or simply remind yourself how you NEED to get through that bon bon supply. 

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    Door hanger marketing are one of the most inexpensive ways to advertise your products or services, thus making them the best marketing tools for small businesses. You explained the topic very well. The content has provided meaningful information thanks for sharing.

    Crispie J
    Crispie J

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have ADD (yes, really - diagnosed at 47) and my mind is a relentless idea machine, the right brain spewing them out before the left brain can edit them. I seem to get my best ideas when I'm in the bathroom, where I never have any paper (other than the obvious) or pen. This project was just the ticket! I scavenged some folders left behind after a meeting and bought some cheap long memo pads (like the kind made for shopping lists). I reinforced the edges of the hanger with "fashion" duct tape and glued the memo pad to the centre. NOTE: glue the pad to the bare cardboard NOT the duct tape - glue doesn't stick to it. I attached a pen with yarn and a small binder clip and hung it on the bathroom door. Now when I get all those brilliant ideas while sitting on the bog, I can write them down, tear off the sheet and store it in the pocket on the back! I am going to make one for every doorknob in my apartment. Thanks for the great instructible!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Nice way to get organized (I don't have a fancy phone either).


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Ohhh, CrysN
    I just saw your reusable post it note Instructables!.. (
    You could smash up our two ideas, and put those on instead to make an even cooler, reusable door hanger thingy (technical term).


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, the two idea would work together well!