Autumnal Inspiration: Initial Door Hanger

Now that autumn is well and truly here, with October fast approaching, I thought I'd share this autumnal inspired initial door hanger before I delve into the world of Halloween crafts for next Tuesday! I made this a few weeks ago now and have had it hanging on my door even since September came around in a bid to make my room feel a little more autumnal. It's really easy and quick, and you can customise this any way you like, and this also work as a gift tag or a larger piece of wall art depending on the sizes you create.

You Will Need

  • Cardboard (old boxes work great or re-using packaging, like I did, also works just as well)
  • Twine / String
  • Red Ribbon / Yarn
  • Craft / Construction Paper (I chose maroon but any autumnal colours such as red, orange, yellow or brown will work)
  • Orange and Yellow Construction / Craft Paper (for the leaves)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

  1. Taking the cardboard (I used pieces from a recent package that had been delivered so as not to waste it) measure out your preferred triangle size (with ruler if necessary) and cut out. You could also use white card and paint it dark brown to capture that rustic / wood effect as well.
  2. Repeat the same steps with your darker coloured card to create a smaller triangle which will lie on top of your cardboard. Glue into place once happy.
  3. Taking your twine, cut a reasonable length for your initial, and position as desired on top of your triangle. Once satisfied, take some glue (standard PVA works fine for this) and cover your triangle where you want your initial to sit. Position twine onto glue and hold down firmly for several seconds, and leave to dry.
  4. Cut two leaf shapes from your coloured paper or card and position as you wish on the base of your triangle. Once happy glue in place and add any decoration to your leaves.
  5. Taking scissors (or a sharp object to puncture a hole with) create a hole in the top of your triangle.
  6. Take your red yarn or ribbon, cut a length and position along the top of your triangle and glue down. 
  7. Once dry, loop some more twine through the hole and secure with a knot.
  8. Hang anywhere you so choose!
And that's it! If you wanted to, you could easily skip the hanging part of this and just place these on your wall with blue tack or the sticky backed wall tabs as a piece of wall art. You can make these at any size as well, and are a great way to use up leftover craft bits and pieces, as well as any cardboard that might end up being thrown away.

Let me know if you do make one of these!

I'm linking up with the lovely Stella and Sarah for Two Uses Tuesday today.

Hope you've all had a lovely Tuesday!



  1. You always find the cutest little DIY things! It's never something that crosses my mind when I'm thinking of things to do, I guess I'm just not that creatively minded.

    Super cute!

  2. SO cute and a nice way of recycling!

  3. What a fun little craft - thanks for sharing!


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