Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hanging around

I used to throw away the wire coathangers that came back with the drycleaning. Then I started covering them with strips of fabric, which serves three purposes:

1. Thin-strapped clothing no longer slips off coathanger;
2. Reusing stuff = less landfill;
3. They look good.

These are so easy to make and takes about 10 minutes max. Good front of the TV job. Here's how:

Cut fabric into strips of about 1cm.

Apply a spot of craft glue to coathanger and wrap fabric strip round the glue quite tightly a couple of times. Just hold in place for about 10 seconds or stab with a pin or attach a peg. (I've used a pin so my hands weren't in the way but I usually just hold it in place.)
Keep wrapping strips tightly around the coathanger, being sure it overlaps each time. When you come to the end of a strip, attach it to coathanger with another spot of glue and start a new strip right over the top of that.

(I hadn't come to the end of a strip in the pic above but had to use pin as the strip would have unravelled as I was taking the shot and you would have thought I was just silly...)
Keep going all the way around and finish with a spot of glue and hold, or peg or pin, in place till dry.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Going to teach my five year old daughter as a fun little project.