Keepin’ It Super Simple!
My friend TJ from Studio Mailbox shares my love for reclaiming and when she saw my 1st post for the covered hangers, she emailed me photos of hers. I just fell in love and asked her to share her “how to”.
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- old wire hangers
- 2 small baseball-sized balls of left-over yarn
- Tape together two hangers together in a few places to keep them in place.
- Starting at the very nose of the hook. I find it easiest to hold the hangers in between my knees and work with both hands.
- Tuck the yarn ends in between the two hangers that are taped together.
- Just like in the friendship bracelet, work one ball of yarn from the left side by bringing it OVER the hanger and then back through itself UNDER the hanger. Make your macrame knots over the loose ends, covering them and securing them into place. (Much like how you begin in cross stitch).
- Make three knots from the left and then reverse the process to make three knots from the ball of yarn on the right. Continue to work your knots all the way around the hanger.
- When you meet your knots back at the beginning by the neck, cut a long end piece from each ball of yarn. (18″- 2′ long)
- Coil and stack little figure 8’s with these ends. To secure, tie a smaller piece of yarn in the center of the 8’s to create a bow.
TJ tells me that covering these hangers is time consuming. That depending on how fast you are, it can take between 3-4 hours to cover one, so this project is perfect for if you’re sick in bed and bored! Personally, I think it is perfect for my daughter on a rainy afternoon. (she loves to play with yarn!)
Remember, Keep It Super Simple!!