Showing posts with label coat hanger craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coat hanger craft. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pretty Tulle 'Nanna' Coat Hangers


I'm still on holidays (bliss for me, I know) and while I did pack a fair bit of sewing to do I have found it really hard to pick up anything.

So this week I have another great SUPER easy project that you can make for under $3!!!

There is a little story to go with these coat hangers first. My grandmother, on my father's side, was blind. She only lost her sight later in her life, but my memory of her is of her having no vision.

Like many women of her time, she was amazing at embroidery, could crochet and knit like no tomorrow and loved to bake.

When she lost her sight I think she struggled for a long time until my granddad organised her to make these simple hangers. Needless to say every time we went to visit I could come home with some more coat hangers.

I still have a couple at home now - amazing purples, greens and pinks. 

They really are so simple to make I will keep the instructions basic.

What you will need:
  • wire coat hangers
  • tulle (0.6m per hanger)
  • ribbon, flower or something to decorate
  • scissors

1. Cut up all the tulle into strips of approx 2cm wide and 11cm or 4.5 inches long (if you don't have a ruler that's ok - just use the length of your iPhone like I did!!).

2. Start tying the tulle in simple single knots around the wire hanger until you have filled the hanger.

3. Attach ribbon or pretty flowers to the base of the hook and admire!

This is a great project for the kids to do (obviously you may need to cut up the tulle for them!). They are also really cheap to make. This is a breakdown of the costs to give you an idea:
  • 0.6m tulle per hanger = $2.1 ($3.50/m at Spotlight)
  • Wire hangers = 35c each ($3.50 for pack of 10 at Kmart) 
  • 50cm Ribbon for bows = 17.5c (35c meter at Spotlight)
Happy crafting!

Caity x

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Fabric Wrapped Wire Heart


This has to be one of the simplest and cheapest projects I have done for a while. I had an old coat hanger in my cupboard that was pretty bent out of shape and I had thought of using it for a Christmas wreath. But seeing as I had just made my simple fairy light wreath I came up with this idea instead.

To make this fabric wrapped wire heart you need the following:
  • Strips of scrap fabric (I used red gingham I had sitting in the cupboard) but you could use a mix of scraps which would look great.
  • Wire coat hanger
To make this heart all you need to do is bend the coat hanger into the shape of a heart (they are pretty easy to manipulate.

Start wrapping the fabric around. Wrap it pretty tightly and just keep adding more strips until you have covered the entire heart.  

Secure with either a dab of strong craft glue or a couple basic stitches (I stitched mine to make sure it was really secure.

Hang on your wall (I hung a sweet Christmas bird decoration I made last year in the middle of mine).

You could also add a lovely bow to the top.

Happy crafting!

Caity x