Thursday, May 6, 2010

You Pretty Little Things | DIY Fabric Wrapped Hangers

These totally remind me of some over-priced hangers I would find in a store like Anthropologie. They are giving me a very vintage feel that I am quite fond of. - This took about 15 minutes to cover all three hangers, which isn't half bad at all. The best part about this project is that you can watch tv while you are doing it, it isn't some meticulous project that demands all of your attention.

I love these even more because they hold silky fabrics much better than the wooden finish does. To give it more of a vintage feel, I rummaged through some of my scrap quilters fabric and picked delicate florals, and pretty paisley's. You can buy those fat quarters [pictured below] at all Joanns, as well as regular fabric stores. OR you can simply repurpose old clothing, or fabric that's lying around.

You Will Need:
Fat Quarters/Scrap Fabric - Each hanger uses about 5 medium size strips
Glue Gun
Wooden Hangers
This was the pattern I chose. To speed up the process, I used a rotary cutter to cut out the strips. As you can see, the strips do not have to be perfect! No need for measuring here.
Start at the top of the hanger, and glue the first piece of fabric down. Begin wrapping the hanger with the fabric, adding glue as necessary to keep the fabric in place.

The hangers do not have to be "perfect". You can leave the frayed edges, or cut them! If you are not a fan of frayed edges, simply spray those areas with a product called Fray Check [a product that keeps unfinished edges from fraying], and let dry for at least an hour before use. Fray Check can also be purchased at your local Joanns or fabric store!

The end result:


  1. These are so cute! I love the padded hangers although i don't actually own any. This is def a cheaper alternative than buying them!


  2. I love these. Such a creative mind you have :)

  3. My mother is obsessed with wooden hangers. This would give me something to do with them.

    I've also been looking at the velvet, slim design hangers they sell at places like TJ Maxx and Target.

  4. So cool and creative!

  5. I love this idea! I need some cute fabric hangers to bring some symmetry to my closets. You are so talented!!!

  6. that's it! *gives up. walks away from computer...comes back*

    whyyyyy was i just in ross yesterday looking at some of those huggable hangers when i had an idea. i thought it would be best to get some wooden hangers (my fave) and cover them in ready? blue and black velvet!!

    it's official. they are cloning humans ya'll!

    please don't tell me you are making a 6' tall tufted headboard or lacquer painting a desk black or diying some black and silver platforms - my next projects.

    o-m-g! :)

  7. @K.D. Thank You I love the padded hangers as well [even though I don't own any] - I may try a hanger project w/padding next time...

    @Afrikan Latina Thank you chica!

    @South Loop Social Light I am obsessed with them too! lol I swear you have the best TJ MAXX, I can never find a lot of the goodies you get. I love the velvet hangers...such a sleek look that saves space as well!

    @Alexandria Thank You!

    @MizzTee Thank You Chica!!

    @kurly bella Lmfaooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! Sidebar, when you do those projects, can you slide a sista some photos?

    Ready for this? I have a tufted headboard [pretty high, but not 6ft]. THEE END.

  8. Hey I know this isn't really related to the posts in your DIY section, but I just have to know how you made this. You took a photo in a green top at that rooftop party. Please tell me how you made the would be greatly appreciated =)


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