Personalized Newborn Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home

Back in October, I gave birth to my newest little man!  Yep, Mr. Brayden Patrick arrived right on schedule, joining his older brother, Rowan, and completing our family.

Since I’m a crafty gal who is obsessed with all things DIY, especially making my own wreaths and door hangers (see my Project Gallery for proof), I of course just had to make something to adorn the door of Brayden’s room.  However, I also wanted it to hang on our hospital room door while we recovered AND display all of the important birth stats from Brayden’s big day.

Keep reading for all the details on his personalized newborn baby door hanger that worked great for the hospital AND still does now that we’re home!

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Personalized Newborn Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home

Supplies

  • Wooden onesie door hanger
  • Wooden rectangular plaque
  • Paint
    • Navy indoor & white spray paint
  • Silhouette Cameo, cutting mat, & blade
  • Vinyl
    • Navy, orange, & white
  • Orange ribbon
  • White buttons
  • Bow tie
  • Glue
  • Drill & wire

 

Painting the Baby Door Hanger

I spotted a blank wooden (MDF really) onesie on Zulily one day when I was still in my first trimester, so I grabbed one.  We still didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl yet so the details of what I would do with it were TBD, but I knew it would make the cutest door hanger, both for the hospital and Baby #2’s nursery at home.

Once we found out we were having another boy (yay!) and finally agreed upon a name (hallelujah!), I made a mockup of the design in Silhouette Studio then got my craft on.

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To keep things coordinated, I painted the onesie with the same navy indoor paint that we used on one of the walls in Brayden’s room (look for a post on the complete nursery reveal soon!).  It took a few coats to get nice, even coverage thanks to it being MDF.

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Adding the Vinyl

Since I’m completely obsessed with my Silhouette Cameo, I used it to cut out all of the vinyl elements.  The first things to get applied were the white stitches that went around the edge.

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Next, I layered the orange and white vinyl name pieces onto each other (although it’s really hard to see the white parts here, but trust me, they’re there!).  And in case you’re wondering, the font I used for his name is called Frost.

[For full details on this process, check out my tutorial on how to layer vinyl!]

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The combined name piece was then added onto the onesie.  Two strips of some orange ribbon were then glued on to make cute suspenders and white buttons were added to the bottom of each.  The final step of the actual onesie was adding a bow tie.

I first tried to DIY one, but after multiple failed attempts (lawd, how I hate making bows), I eventually gave up and just raided my older son’s closet.  The cute light blue bow tie that Rowan wore on his very first day of school was sacrificed for this project.  But don’t worry!  He has plenty of bow ties in his wardrobe, so this one won’t be missed.

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The Birth Stats Plaque

The onesie was basically finished now, so it was onto the plaque that Brayden’s birth stats would be added to after his big arrival.  After all, everyone wants to know all the details about a little one’s big day.

I used the same kind of board that worked great for Rowan’s ghostly keepsake Halloween footprint plaque a few years ago, and it was the perfect size for this project too.

I spray painted it white, and once the vinyl was applied (the navy letters are in American Typewriter), I attached the board to the onesie with a couple more strips of orange ribbon so it was hanging off the bottom.  That way it wouldn’t cover up any of the onesie, and with a couple snips of a pair of scissors, the board can easily be saved in Brayden’s baby box long after he’s moved beyond the door hanger.

Since I obviously wouldn’t be able to take my Silhouette to the hospital (*sniff*), I would be forced to just handwrite Brayden’s stats onto the board with an orange Sharpie instead of using vinyl.  Say it ain’t so!!  This made the perfectionist in me quite sad, but I got over it as soon as my epidural wore off.

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Brayden’s Completed Personalized Newborn Baby Door Hanger!

And here’s Brayden’s completed baby door hanger!  Isn’t it just the cutest??  To hang it, my husband drilled a couple small holes at the top and we threaded some picture hanging wire through.  This thing is quite heavy, so some of my normal twine wouldn’t be up to the task.

I am so thrilled with how this turned out!  Plus, I loved being able to display it and all of Brayden’s birth stats on our hospital room door (even with my extra terrible post-birth-with-IV-still-inserted-in-my-writing-hand-handwriting).

Even with my poor writing skills, we still had lots of people compliment us on this door hanger, so maybe it wasn’t too bad after all. ;)

Personalized Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home | Where The Smiles Have Been

Personalized Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

And it looks absolutely adorable hanging on the door to Brayden’s room at home too.  It coordinates perfectly with the rest of his room….which I’ll get around to posting about eventually.  Stay tuned!

Personalized Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home | Where The Smiles Have Been

Personalized Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home | Where The Smiles Have Been

Personalized Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Here are some rustic woodland signs that I also made for his room, and you can find the tutorial here!

How to Make Rustic Woodland Signs | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

And learn how we added legs to an IKEA shelf here!

The Super Easy Way to Add Legs to an IKEA Kallax Shelf | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

If You Enjoyed This….

Make sure you check out my Project Gallery for lots of other crafty creations, including these fun projects:

Patriotic USA Map Wooden Door Hanger | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

DIY 'Hello, My Name Is' Personalized Newborn Onesie + GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Colorful Grandkids Make Life Grand Wood Sign Photo Display | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

FREE Silhouette Cut Files at WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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About Christine

I'm Christine, a SAHM to a spunky toddler and his mini-me infant brother, and married to the best guy you'll ever meet. I (try to) spend their nap times getting my craft on and I blog about my creations and adventures in parenting at Where The Smiles Have Been. My loves are all things DIY, especially Silhouette projects, wreaths, & personalized decor. And ice cream....definitely love me some ice cream.

Comments

  1. How cute is this? Congrats on your addition – I’m sure your holidays were extra special.