Sunday, 7 September 2014

5 minute DIY: wrapped hangers

In Germany the weather has been turning brisk and despite all my hopes for rainless days, I had to give in and clean out my closet to get ready for the chilly autumn days.  While doing so, I came accross lots of boring wire hangers amassed from the dry cleaners (Yes, I DO keep them, I know it is crazy!). Instead of throwing them away once and for all, I decided to make a super easy DIY project for a hanger makeover! 

Why don't you join me for this crafty playtime? 
Here are the steps:

Tie a knot at the top of the hanger and start wrapping around the hanger until you have completely cover the entire thing.

In order to make wrapping super easy u can roll up the wool yarn you need first over a pensil, and then start the procedure.

Apart from being just lovely, wrapped hangers prevent clothes from slipping off! 

An extra nice tip: instead of wool yarn, you can use old fabrics cut into stripes. See here

Thank you for dropping by :)


  1. Hello Georgia,

    Wanted to thank you for visiting my page and leaving a comment in one of my posts about Tuscany :)

    My visit to yours looks timely as I have lots of wire hangers from my dry cleaners that need sorting out. I hate wire hangers. I've returned some to them but I still ahve lots sitting, or hanging, at home. Your idea is excellent! I'll take you up on that when I find the time.

    Have a lovely week :)

    Chinwags and Tittle-Tattles

  2. What a clever idea!!I like your pink hanger!

  3. Thank you, Georgia, for the idea! What is really crazy about those wire hangers is that you brought them all the way down from Italy!!! ;-D
    The tip of using old fabrics is very interesting, since all wool that I found in Florence is quite expensive comparing to Russia where I used to buy it many years ago.
    Someday I'll try some. Until then, I continue to bring them to the nice old lady from the laundry, since the sincere surprise of her pleased face makes my day every time I do so! :-D :-D

  4. Dear friend! This is brilliant! I am all about repurposing and to be honest with you most of the time use wire hangers in the garden to help support my plants as I find they do nothing for my clothes....this is so the answer!!! I love it and will now be doing this with all my hangers!! Thanks for sharing friend! Nicole xoxo

  5. lovely idea! it's cute!

  6. Ευκολο και χαριτωμενο!

  7. Fantástica idea!!
    Un beso Georgia

  8. Great ideia

  9. Excellent idea. It would be great to implement the Baby Hangers

  10. Clever idea and so easy to make! Thank you for sharing Georgia. Kisses :)

  11. Great idea!! thank you for sharing!!
    Have a nice day!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  12. Such a girly thing... I love it.

  13. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  14. A good idea to prevent clothes slipping off. I usually return my wire hangers to the dry cleaners. I appreciated your comment on my blog post about the 60s fashion book.

  15. Cool idea :) We all need some color in our lives! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    E from Helsinki, Finland

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  17. I love wrapped hangers. You should also try doing it with stretch sequin cord. It would be beautiful.

  18. That's so cute!

    LOVE your blog name btw. Seriously sweet.

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  20. That's such a good idea! I’ve nominated you for one lovely blog award-

    Love Sally :-) Xxx