A few years ago, I devised a plan to make my IKEA wardrobe feel like a mini dressing room. The first project was gussying up some plain metal hangers.
This was a pre-blog project, so I don’t have an action shots of the process, but you really don’t need any, it’s simple.
You’ll need metal hangers, fabric scraps and hot glue.
1. Cut fabric scraps into 1/2″ strips.
You can cut it in a spiral so it’s one continuous strip if you’d like. It’s easier and looks cleaner that way.
2. Wrap your fabric around the hanger.
Put a dab of hot glue at the tip of the hanger’s neck and start wrapping, slightly overlapping each wrap. Every 6 inches or so, add another dab of hot glue to the hanger to keep your fabric from slipping. Keep going until your hanger is covered and finish with another dab of hot glue.
I like the messiness and frayed edges of them. I wasn’t sure how well they would hold up, but they’re still in great shape 3 years later!
Two bonuses of this project (besides making your closet super cute) are that your clothes will no longer slip off, and you won’t hear that scraping noise when you slide your hangers on the rod. Little things that make a big difference.
The process takes a little while, so I worked on them while watching HGTV. Then we cancelled our TV service and I haven’t made time to make more than these 8…I’m not very good at holding still for projects like this.