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!
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:
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.
Lightly sand down the wood to remove the glossy stain.
Paint your hangers using normal cheap white wall paint.
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!
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.
Then use PVA glue to stick the paper onto your dry painted hangers. Press them on well so they don’t peel off.
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!