DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥

When I take photos of my new fashion buys for my blog, I usually hang them on a boring naff plastic hanger and then on nail on my wall. Not only does it look a bit tacky but it doesn’t do my new item much justice either, hanging from something so ugly. So I had been hunting for a while for some pretty hangers to use instead. I saw lots of those silky hangers, but these were too narrow and also too straight. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I set about making my own!
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥

I bought a set of 3 wooden hangers from Poundland. They were a dark stained wood, but I knew what I wanted to do with them and how I wanted them to look. I wanted them to be pale, pretty and girly. So I did a complete overhaul on these wooden bargain hangers, which not only look pretty good I think, but they were really cheap and easy to make too!
So here’s my tutorial:
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥
 Get some wooden hangers (I got mine from Poundland). I also decided to snap off that bottom pole (used for hanging trousers) as I only use my hangers for dresses.
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥
Lightly sand down the wood to remove the glossy stain. 
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥
 Paint your hangers using normal cheap white wall paint.
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥
Leave them to dry, and then paint on another coat. I did my painting in the convervatory, where Merlin decided to join me and get white painty paws!
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥
 Using some patterned paper, cut out whatever design or pattern you would like on your hanger. I used a pair of small nail scissors to get a really close neat trim. These are just wallpaper samples I got for free! But you can use any kind of paper. 
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥
Then use PVA glue to stick the paper onto your dry painted hangers. Press them on well so they don’t peel off.
DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥
 And this is what you should end up with! A really simple and easy way to get custom hangers exactly how you want them, and I got 3 for only £1! 
What do you think? 🙂 
I can now hang my new buys up in style! I love the rustic effect of the white paint, and the floral pattern looks like it has been handpainted on!

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Vintage Style Clothes Hangers ♥

18 Comments

  1. October 19, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    These are lovely, well done!xx

  2. October 19, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    Gorgeous DIY, I love prety hangers, they make the world of difference xxx

  3. October 19, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Such a simple but effective idea!
    Love it! 🙂

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

  4. October 19, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    These are lovely! They'd make a perfect gift too.
    E
    x

  5. October 19, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    What a creative idea, it looks great too 🙂

    Sophierosehearts x

  6. October 19, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    These are so pretty! I wish I was as creative as you, you always seems to have great DIY ideas. I need some new coat hangers so I may just try this 🙂

    Charlotte xo
    charbuckss.blogspot.com

  7. October 19, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    Hiya

    OMG I love those I am thinking I may do this now they are so nice.

    You are so talented.

    I just saw your email and have just replied xx

  8. October 19, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    Hi
    Love your hangers but just wanted to leave a wee tip, if after you apply the roses use some pva glue mixed with water to paint over them it will seal the images like a varnish and make the hangers a little bit more hard wearing x

  9. October 20, 2012 / 7:55 am

    So cute. I'm a bugger for not hanging my clothes up but I'd definitely hang stuff up if I had these in my life! x

  10. October 20, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Glad you all like the hangers.. theyre really easy to make! xx

  11. October 21, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Very cute 🙂
    I know what I'll be doing on the next rainy weekend 🙂

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