Friday, 23 September 2011
Make It: Fabric Wrapped Hangers
We're going to do a 'pretty it up' project today and wrap some boring plastic hangers with fabric. Sounds simple enough, right? Well it is! And the results are quite lovely! Follow along with these easy steps to make your own.
Plastic hanger, with no hooks
Fabric of your choice
Scissors or rotary cutter
If you only have hangers with the little hooks on them for hanging more finicky garments, you can probably cut them off quite easily with sharp blade or scissors. Don't limit yourself for your fabric options either. I used vintage upholstery fabric for one, a thinner cotton fabric scraps for another and an old stretchy cotton blend nightgown for the third. They all worked just fine. Curious about wire hangers? Sure... you can use them too! If using wire hangers, you may want to stick with a lighter weight fabric with a little give to it.
How about whipping up a few of these to give as a shower or housewarming present? Wrapping a child size hanger would be sweet gift for an expecting mother... especially if it comes with an outfit!
Of course, you could just do them for yourself... you deserve a little pretty too!