Ever since Cole and I moved into our apartment last November, I have been slowly putting together my little closet office that you’ve probably heard me talk about before. I still haven’t done a full, detailed reveal of it yet, because I only just got a few finishing touch pieces that I had been waiting on- so that will be coming soon. It’s all gold and sparkly and black and white and pink… it’s just beautiful and I love it. It’s definitely become a space that I enjoy being in and working in.
One of the “finishing touch” pieces that I have done recently is a couple of pretty hangers. I’ve seen these alllll over Instagram, Pinterest, blogs and all that jazz so I thought I’d try my hand at a couple of decorative hangers myself. It turned out to be relatively easy, and that is coming from someone who definitely isn’t the most crafty chick around… that’s for sure. Keep reading to find out how to make your own DIY decorative hangers!
To start, you’ll need a hanger (I bought wooden ones because they are nice and flat for the most part, and I knew the glue would stick well to them), some super glue, some sort of ribbon that you’d like to use on your hanger (I picked leopard and sequins, because… leopard and sequins) and a metallic Sharpie is handy as well if you have a part of the hanger that is harder to cover with the ribbon. My leopard and sequin ribbons are both from Walmart and ended up costing like $3 each or something like that. For the sequin hanger, I used two rolls and on the leopard hanger I used one.
Once I had everything laid out, I started at the corner of my hanger with the leopard ribbon and glued down the ribbon using some fancy foldover technique that I made up on the spot (haha, I told you I am not skilled in the crafty department). Make sure that part is nice and secure so it doesn’t come undone- because then basically everything else will come undone too.
From there, I just wrapped the ribbon around the hanger until I got up near the top middle part, and I started gluing as I wrapped around this part as it would’ve slid back down the hanger otherwise. It took forever at this part to get everything glued down flat because the ribbon wanted to fold in the wrong directions… so just be patient and get gluing because the end product is worth it ;)
Glue and glue and glue some more. Continue wrapping. And gluing. If you have run out of ribbon (or glue, like I did) then instead of covering the bottom piece of the hanger with ribbon as well, you can be lazy and color it with a metallic Sharpie. It looks cool like that too. Annnnd… end product! Aren’t they beautiful?!
The sequin ribbon definitely blends together way more easily than the leopard ribbon, but I wanted both so I powered through. These DIY decorative hangers are definitely do-able, even by the crafty-impaired like myself. Feel free to pin any of the graphics to save this craftiness for later, too. Have fun!