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Monday, January 18, 2010

Ribbon covered hanger tutorial

This is a really easy project to fancy up some hangers for a gift or a special outfit! It's a nice touch to add to a piece of clothing you may have sewn for someone as a gift as well. These cost very little to make. You will need:
1. Plastic hangers (I used a children's size) If they have the little hook on them, twist or cut it off.
2. Tape
3. Glue gun
4. Plastic grocery bags, I used 4
5. Ribbon of your choice, about 3 yards for children's hanger

Starting at the neck of the hanger, tape a corner of the bag to the hanger and start wrapping it all the way around. You will need to make sure to make it kind of bulky, but keep it as even as possible.



Once you've covered the hanger with the bags, put some glue at the top and begin to wrap your ribbon around.



Once you've gone all the way around, go past where you began to be sure and cover all of the bag.




Glue it into place. You are almost done!





Make a bow or just tie together several pieces of ribbon and glue over the neck where you left off with your ribbon.



That's it, you have a special little hanger!


I made these for my daughter for her birthday a couple of years ago. She was very excited as she had always admired the padded hangers in my closet.



Have fun!

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19 comments:

ascrapoftime said...

Very cute idea! I love the pink with black polka dots! That's my fav color combination.

Droppin' in from SITS!

Emma said...

I too love the pink & black polka dots! :D What a fantastic idea! Brighten up the wardrobe!

Peterson Family said...

That is too cute and so easy! I would have never guessed!

I LOVE your blog header! Those smiling faces are adorable!

Thanks for stopping by my SITS day!

~Lori

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is so cute! Stopping by from SITS!

jackie fo said...

Super Cute hangers! Thanks for checking out my blog! I will be sure to come back to yours :)

6feetover said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! I LOVE it!! In fact, I'm giving a dress to my friend's little girl and I'm going to snag this idea for a hanger for it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm so glad you did because I'm loving yours! Be back soon! :)

~melody~

youthinkyoucanblog said...

Very simple, and very, very cute! Thanks for sharing :-)

Crystal Escobar said...

That is so adorable!!! Thank you for that tutorial. And what a great idea to make that to add to a cute outfit as a gift. I just love it! I like making gifts a little more creative. It's more fun giving them that way:) I'm definitely following your blog now. Love your ideas.
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Christina Lee said...

Love it!! thanks!

Jenny said...

Cute! Wish I would've thought of that! You have lucky little girls!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I always love a fun a cute tutorial. And this is such a fun and easy idea. Great job!

The Mommyologist said...

These are so cute!! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Now I'm going to enter your flip flop giveaway. I am freaking out over how cute these things are!!

I'm doing a giveaway today for a $50 off $100 purchase coupon at Old Navy...I'm hoping they send me one too so I can go get some more of those cute jeans! :)

ascrapoftime said...

Cute idea! So much nicer than plain hangers... makes you smile in the morning to see so much prettiness. =o)
Thanks for stoppin' by my blog yesterday!

Kristin said...

Awwww, that is such an adorable idea!

Lanie said...

LOVE THEM! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites at Lanie J. and Co... come on over and get an "I was featured" button if you like. ~Lanie

anotherchanceranch said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you for the tutorial! And thanks for visiting my little spot on the web. That is how I found you! :)

New Every Morning said...

SO cute! These would make a great gift!

One Cheap B*tch said...

These are really adorable! As a freckled mom of two, I have to say I had to come over b/c of your blog name from Blue Cricket Design. Glad I did! New follower!

Lei said...

I love fancy hangers! SO fun!