How to Make the Door Hangers

March 21, 2009

Holly sez, “How did you make those?”  I started to type a comment, but instead will post it.  You could use foam squares and stick-ons or fabric or whatever you can think of.  This is how I created our hangers:

I used my trusty computer.  I work in Word Perfect, but I understand you can import graphics into Word as well.  Use “page setup” under File to create a quartered 8-1/2″ x 11″ page with equal 1/2″ margins all around.  That’s two rows and two columns.  Use “Insert” to bring in a photo or drawing.  (You may recall Shelley and I won eBay auctions to get the dragonfly dog and the posy pup — I scanned them to use on the hangers.)  Once you have placed the art where you want it on the sheet, use an enlarged font in the color and style of your choice to type your name, state, blog address.  I suggest NOT using last names for security.  If you want to make a second one for your grooming area, use Edit -> Select All -> Copy.  Move your cursor to another quarter of the page and “Paste”.  Now you have two of the same hanger.

Print them on a color printer on index stock.  Cut the page into quarters using a paper cutter.  I made them for the hotel room doors and for the grooming area.  I’ve laminated my hangers ($1.00 per sheet — which is two hangers — at an office supply store), then punched two holes at the top.  I have some rainbow colored ribbon to slip through and tie for the door knobs.  For the crates, I have 1″ “ring binders” to slip the tied ribbon through and then clip to a crate.  The ring binders are just like what’s in a 3-ring binder, but they are separate, and open to place around one of the wires on the crates in the grooming set up.  I think small carbiniers would also work.  . . . really easy to do — use a favorite puppy photo, original artwork, a win photo of your special . . . or just clip art and words.

It will be so much fun to walk down the hall at the hotel or through the grooming area and say, “Hey, you’re Holly”;  “Hi, Katrina”; “Becky, I’ve been looking forward to meeting you.”

  1. Holly says:

    THANK YOU!! Mine is made!! See you in Kansas!

  2. garrett says:

    can I just have YOU make me one? LOL it sounds so complex. maybe i’m just over tired 😉