Hands-On Printable Template Creativity
Design a Door Hanger to Designate Your Creative Space
Quiet Please! Do Not Disturb! Writer at Work! Poet at Play! Keep Out — I'm Busy Creating!
By Chris Dunmire
Door hangers have long been used in hotels and elsewhere to send messages to those on the outside of the closed door. Common messages denote privacy ("Do Not Disturb") or request service ("Please Clean this Room"). But you needn't check into a hotel to make good use of door hanger messages that promote your creative freedom — if you have doors at home, you can hang them there too!
If you'd rather not be disturbed (and who wants to be?) while dedicating your efforts to your art, crafts, or writing projects, or if you need some quiet time for reading, reflection, or relaxing in service of your creative life — door hangers are a great way to remind family and friends that your creative time and space is important to you. You can always buy a ready-made "Do Not Disturb" door hanger for this purpose, but wouldn't it be great to design a message that reflects your individual creative personality? Of course it would! Read on to learn how.
How to Design a Customized Door Hanger
Here are some ways you can design your own door hanger message:
Suggested Instructions for Using the Printable Door Hanger Templates
The templates in this project can be used by anyone who enjoys hands-on creative fun including artists, crafters, writers, kids, students, parents, teachers, and home schoolers. What will your door hanger design look like? Give it a try and see.
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