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Friday, August 22, 2008

Easy Ways to Personalize Children's Clothes Hangers

clothes hangers from my husband's childhood

Children's clothes hangers can make the most charming gifts. They're cute, practical, relatively inexpensive, and timeless. So I thought it would be fun to come up with a couple ways to personalize/decorate child hangers. Below you will find two ideas.
One cute way to personalize a child's clothes hanger is with an initial or monogram. In the picture above I used a wood burning tool to make the letter "O" on the hanger. Simple directions below.

wood burning tool - can be found at most craft stores
tracing paper
child wood clothes hanger - I buy mine at Ross $5.99 for 5

Print out the reflection of a letter in the font you like. Make sure the size of it will fit easily on the hanger. Trace the letter with a pencil onto the tracing paper. Transfer the image to the hanger (refer to picture).

When you lift the tracing paper you will see your image. Next take the wood burning tool and trace over the letter. Add a ribbon if you wish. Done.

If you don't want to go through the trouble of using a wood burning tool, I came up with a second idea. Using scrap book rub-ons, transfer the rub-on image to the hanger. Then to insure the rub-on will not wear away, coat it twice with acrylic varnish. Done.


nobu said...

IT's a good idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty coat hangers are always a good idea. But I am silly like that too, everything is organized even my sock drawer hehe
They would make lovely gifts :)

ms firefly said...

will make a great gift idea too!!! wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Two great ideas. I love children's hangers and have a collection. You could even paint the wood hangers you show and add one of those little wood pieces (that you could also paint) like the ones on your husband's hangers. They sell all kinds of cute little wood "appliques" at the craft store.

Anonymous said...

Haha... Very creative.
Thanks for the idea.

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Anonymous said...

these are so cute i love the sailboat one

Unknown said...

awesome idea. Children's Clother hangers.
i like this kids gifts idea.
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ZenCrafter said...

So simple, yet so brilliant!

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