How’s it Hangin’? A Flop Tutorial:
First, grab a handful of the flimsiest metal hangers you can find in your closet. (You want to be able to bend them with your hands, if possible.) You’ll also need a pair of needle-nosed pliers.
Cut off the bottom section of the hanger like so:
You may need to score the metal with the pliers and then snap it with your hands.Now take your pliers and roll up the two edges, like this:
This gets the sharp edges safely out of the way, and also looks kind of cute.
Now, using both your hands and your pliers, bend your hanger into this approximate shape:
Kind of like a stick figure flexing his muscles. :)
Now, to be honest, you could just stop here. I did, for over a year. The hangers are perfectly functional, if a bit chippy and drab.
I recently went back and decided to pretty them up, though. First I put a fresh coat of spray paint on them:
And then I found some gorgeous teal, orange, and red ribbon - though it took me a little while to figure out a way to use it. In the end, I came up with this cute little hanger jacket:
Here’s how you make it:
Make sure your ribbon is snug, so it doesn’t fall off the hanger. To secure it you can use fabric or super glue - or, if the glue stains the ribbon like mine did, glue dots also work really well.Step 6 shows the backside of the hanger. I suggest flipping it over like this to trim off the excess ribbon.When you’re done, your hanger should look like this:Again, youcouldstop there, but I thought a red button was the perfect cherry on top for mine:
I wanna make it yo!
DIY : bow shoe clips!
shoe clips were one of my summer craft goals and i finally got around to making a bunch on thursday. i’m SUPER happy with how they turned out. i made 3 types of bows using different materials and also made some with sequin covered, heart shaped apliques (that tutorial will come later on) today i put together step by step tutorials for three kinds of bows and then a little step by step on how to attach shoe clips!
What an awesome idea. I really want to try this!