I wanted to start 2012 with a simple DIY idea that requires few materials and just a little bit of time. I’ve mentioned my friend Michelle before. She is a creative genius and constantly gives me thoughtful, handmade presents. So, there is a lot of pressure to return the favor…
Lately, I have seen lots of personalized hangers (they are all over wedding blogs). I set out to make a personalized hanger, more for decoration and less for hanging clothes (the type of wire I had was a little rough, so not ideal for clothes). I luckily already had the materials on hand (with the help of my fiancé). You will need:
--pliers or something to bend wire
--wire (the fiancé had this in the garage. Next time, I would consider a thinner, easier to bend type)
Use the hanger as a comparison to mold the hanger.
Start shaping the bottom. I used her name, but I think some type of design would be wonderful as well (next time, I’m thinking tree outlines).
The wire I had wasn’t quite as bendable as I would have hoped, so her name didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, but I was still pretty happy with the end product.
Perfect as a wall hanging for a closet or bathroom or bedroom or wherever! I also think it would be a cute wall hanging for dangly earrings. Michelle is so imaginative, so I’m guessing she’ll put it to some creative use.
It’s simple, quick, and easy to personalize, making it a wonderful gift. Some places we like to frequent.