{KISS How To} No More Wire Hangers 2

Keepin’ It Super Simple!

To follow-up from last weeks post about covered hangers, I thought it would be fun to offer another option.  Plus, full disclosure here, my younger daughter complained.  Clearly,  she needs her own “girlie garnish”.

This project is for all levels.

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Materials:

  • old wire hangers
  • tape
  • fabric
  • glue gun

So grab those wire dry cleaner hangers and let’s get wrapping!

Basic Instructions:
  1. Starting with two wire hangers, tape them together in a couple of places. This is just to keep them stable while you are covering them later.
  2. Then cut or rip strips of fabric about an 1″ wide.  Note you will need several to completely wrap one hanger.
  3. Starting at the inside neck edge, dab a spot of glue to hold fabric in place and let the wrapping begin!  Just overlap your fabric with each pass. The raw edges will add some edge and movement to the finished product. When you get to the end,  add a dab of glue or tuck the end under a few pieces.
  4. Since I used fabric flowers on the felt covered hangers, I wanted a change here.  I had a small piece of ribbon left over and just wrapped/glued it around the neck of the hanger.
  5. Another dab of glue and I added a pre made crochet flower.  Done!

This is the perfect way to use up old left over fabric.

Remember, Keep It Super Simple!!

Happy Crafting!
~Heather
**Remember, I love seeing your finished projects .  Be sure to share photos on my facebook page!
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Comments

  1. This is too cute. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  2. What a great idea, the wire hangers went from ugly to quite beautiful. What a great way to use leftover fabric. Gosh girl you always come up with the best ideas. This is so cool I’m featuring it on my Facebook page.

  3. I love this idea! I’m going to make some for my grand-daughters!

  4. Cauuute hangers! I love the added flower. They would make great gifts too.

  5. Lovely idea for those old wire hangers! Great tutorial again too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  6. This is such an adorable idea! I have to do a bunch for my daughter..

  7. This is an awesome idea for you leftover fabric!! LOVE it! I’m pinning this. Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop.

  8. Oh so STYLISH!!!!!!

    I would LOVE it if you shared this on my blog:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-4.html

  9. There is a store in our area that displays their clothing on these types of hangers and I have always thought they were so fun. Thanks for sharing your tutorial here on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    pam

  10. WOW – those are the CUTEST hangers!!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF – have a GREAT weekend!!
    Beth =-)

  11. These are so cute, I might try it sometime!

  12. such a cute idea, i would love it if you could link up at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/2012/02/hi-every-one-i-hope-you-have-had-great.html

  13. Love this simple idea. My grandma made covered hangers as a kid and I adored them.

  14. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    So much better than regular old wire hangers!

  15. I saw you featured on Mine For The Making…this is such a great idea. So smart! I’m pinning it to try sometime. :-)

  16. kathleen babbitt says:

    My mother has been after me for years to make her some covered hangers so her clothes would stay on the hanger! I’ve seen them crocheted and I bought some at a garage sale that were crocheted for 25 cents a piece! no sense making them! these would be so much easier and fabric I have a lot of! thank you so much for sharing. i also think if you used left over fabric from making a garment and use the extra fabric to cover the hanger to match! it would be such a neat addition to a hand made garment used for a gift! thank you so much!

  17. if you use fabric with some texture, flannel, or terry, perhaps, it would be of more help in keeping clothes on the hangers. Also, use a pliers to put a ‘dip’ about halfway to each end of the tops of the hangers, to keep camis and tanks from slipping off..

  18. Love it. I love pretty things and I need to use some of my fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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