Santa Claus Door Hanger – How to Make Your Own

Since Christmas is just around the corner, we will be making a holiday-themed Santa Claus door hanger just to brighten up your door and spread the Christmas vibe.

Even if you are not particularly ‘crafty’ you should be able to make this Santa Claus door hanger. And then everyone will want one!

What is a Santa Claus Door Hanger?

The door hanger is cardboard or a plastic sign that is normally cut to hang on the doorknob of your door.  

This is commonly seen in hotels and other residences.  Door hangers can also be used in homes, especially if you are working on something and don’t want to be bothered at all.  At certain times, we just use door hangers to decorate our plain doors or just want to see our favourite cartoon character or theme.

This is a cool and fun activity that can be recommended for kids and the kids at heart.  If you want minimal decorations in your office, then this could be a great addition to your office door. It is fairly easy to customise too, so if you make multiples they don’t all need to be the same.  

So let us begin making this cool Santa Claus door hanger!

What You Will Need For Your Santa Claus Door Hanger

Prepare all materials needed in this tutorial:

Black crafting felt

Black and white acrylic paint

Red glitter




a pair of scissors

a pencil

white glue

Hot glue

any round object that is near the size of the doorknob

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Santa Claus Door Hanger – Step by Step Instructions

Follow these easy step by step instructions, to make your own Santa door hanger.

Step 1

Cut a rectangle that is about 22 centimetres in length and 10 centimetres in width from the empty cereal box. This will be the mainframe of the door hanger.  

Trace the masking tape on the upper part of the box.  The orientation of this should be in portrait.  The masking tape is used as a reference to the doorknob size, but any perfect round object would do.

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Step 2

Cut the traced circle on the box using a cutter.

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Step 3

Curve the outer edges on the topmost part of the door hanger body.  Do this on both edges.

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Step 4

Generously apply white glue on one side of the door hanger.

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Step 5

Evenly brush the white glue on the body of the door hanger.

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Step 6

Sprinkle the red glitters on the body of the glued door hanger body.

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Step 7

Let the glue dry and the glitter settle on the body of the Christmas door hanger for at least an hour. 

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Step 8

Cut a small strip of black felt.  The width should be at least 2 to 3 centimetres and the length would depend on the width of the door hanger’s body.  This is the belt of Santa.

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Step 9

Now you will make the belt buckle. You need to cut a small square that is quite a bit bigger than the belt. Then cut a smaller square in the middle to create a hole.  This will be the belt’s buckle.

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Step 10

Mix white and a little bit of black to create grey acrylic paint.  Paint the buckle with this and let it dry for an hour.

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Step 11

Hot glue the buckle on the belt.  The buckle should be somewhat one-sided to create an effect later on.

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Step 12

Next step is to cut two pieces of a black circle from the crafting felt.  These will be the buttons of Santa.

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Step 13

Hot glue the belt with the buckle on the lower third of the door hanger’s body.

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Step 14

Check the belt and cut the excess off the belt if there is any.

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Step 15

Hot glue the buttons on top of the belt.  

This should be aligned with the buckle of the belt.

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Step 16

Try the door hanger on your doorknob, and make necessary adjustments.

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Step 17

Done and ready to use!  You can now hang your cool and simple Santa Claus door hanger to celebrate the season!

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Enjoy Your Santa Door Hanger

This is a holiday-themed Santa door hanger that can be used in your home and even on your office doors.  If you look after it, your Santa Claus door hanger can last you many years.

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If you love Christmas crafts, check out these other Christmas crafts to make at home with your kids.

This would spice up your plain door just in time for the holidays.  This is simple yet a cool way of decorating your door.  This can also be a good bonding activity that you can do with your kids.  

So better ask them to join you so they can also enjoy this activity.  It is a great activity to do on Christmas Eve too. Hope you liked it!  Have fun!

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