Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Painted Vintage Hangers



Recently I found some  Thrifted Vintage Hangers.




Even though they were very nice, I wanted to give them a pretty little face-lift. 




First I sanded them lightly, then gave them a quick coat of craft paint in pink, lavender, and soft blue. 

Letting them dry upside down in a glass was an easy way to paint both sides at once.

I wrapped some tape around the metal hook to protect it from paint.  




Next I used alphabet stamps and black ink to stamp some sweet words. 

I used scrapbook stickers to add some pretty roses on either side. 

Then I tied a little bow. 




Adding a sweet heart sachet was the finishing touch. 




These were simple to make with a home-made cardboard pattern and some pretty fabric.




I added some simple buttons in order to hang the finished sachet with ribbon. 

I sewed the buttons on before I stuffed it, through the opening. 




I stuffed it lightly with fiberfill, 
then made a little packet of potpourri out of a used dryer sheet and some string.

I used about a tablespoon. 

I make my own potpourri, but you can use store bought or simply use dried  lavender.  

(Or....soak a cotton ball in your favorite perfume!) 




This makes it easy to add potpourri to your sachet without all the mess. 

Stitch up the sachet opening by hand. 




Next I cut about a 6 inch length of narrow ribbon to make a hanger for the sachet. 




Just make a loop and tie a knot at the ends. 
Slip the knotted end around the button and the looped end over the hanger from behind. 




Ooops! You can see a little thread hanging down from my  Re-purposed Soda Crate




Voila'! 

These make sweet little gifts. 




Or use them to display something special. 

Ooh La La! 

xoxo

Linking with Young Heart/ Old Soul  - Weekly Thrift

 http://www.youngheartoldsoul.com/2013/03/the-weekly-thrift.html

60 comments:

  1. Those are so cute - I've been waiting to see them. Now i want some coathangers like that. And what a clever way to paint them, I usually just get paint all over myself.

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    1. Thank you, JoAnn! I just thought of that idea on the fly! xoxo

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  2. How adorable! I love what you did with them. They would make such great gifts!

    PS - I really like how you repurposed the soda crate! My grandma just gave me a couple old soda crates and I'm looking for ideas for them :)

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! Lucky you for getting those soda crates! Have fun with them! xoxo

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  3. That's a good idea, they do look sweet and hanging the little perfumed bag is another good idea.
    Merle......

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    1. Thank you, Merle and thanks for visiting today! xoxo

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  4. I love these. What a beautiful idea.

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    1. Thank you, Jen! Big Hug. xoxo (My future Daughter in Law)

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  5. These are so cute and your sachet hearts are the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. Thank you, Betsy, I did have fun making them! xoxo

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  6. Beautiful things you have done - great to be able to create something. Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

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    1. Thank you, Hanne, you are very sweet! xoxo

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  7. Ooh la la, Your hangers are darling!! Great tip about the dryer sheet sachet too! I LOVE your thread display :-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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    1. Thank you, Bella! I had so much fun! So glad you stopped by - Have a lovely week! xoxo

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  8. What a wonderful idea, They look Beautiful Love the added Hearts... I have a few of these in my wardrobe.. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration... Hugs May x x x x

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    1. Hi, May - It's always nice to know I can inspire the inspirational! Thank you for the sweet comments and for coming by for a visit today! xoxo

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  9. Very cute Karen! I love DIY

    Hugs

    Marina

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    1. Thank you, Marina. Yes, you do love DIY and are so talented! Thank you for visiting. xoxo

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  10. Brilliant! You are so creative! I love, love what you have done with the hangers. They are wonderful!

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  11. I'll try to do it, it seems easy and it is fanastic!

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    1. Yes, very easy, Olympia. I know you will add your own personal style! Thank you for visiting me today! xoxo

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  12. These are beautiful what a clever idea. They would make an incredible gift. I LOVE your soda crate. B

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    1. Thanks, Buttons! The soda crate is always finding a new job. I do need to find more of those! Thanks for your visit, as always! xoxo

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  13. I think I have some of those hanging around in my closets. I never envisioned them to be so lovely.

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    1. Oh, good for you, Rebecca. They really were easy. Have fun with them, and thanks for visiting! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! Hope you have a very nice day! xoxo

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  15. Karen-Those are darling. Now I know what I need to do to have a special hanger to display the dress I wore as a little girl. I am going to copy your idea! xo Diana

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    1. What a sweet idea, Diana! Glad I could inspire you! And so glad that you stopped by! xoxo

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  16. What sweet, sweet hangers and thank you so much for providing the step by step. I would love to be the recipient of one of these lovelies!!

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    1. I'm so glad that you like them, Deanna. Thank you for stopping by for a visit today! xoxo

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  17. What a great idea! They turned out perfect. I have gotten a few of those hangers at antique stores and they are quite reasonable. I may try it.

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    1. Glad I could inspire you, Cindy! It's usually the other way around! Thank you for coming by today! xoxo

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  18. Your creative efforts have certainly spurred me on this morning to get out the paint.....I love what you did with the hangers; they are so sweet and pretty....Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a wonderful gift.....

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    1. Thank you, Nancy, I do think I need to find more of these... Always nice when you stop by! xoxo

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  19. Such a sweet idea. They would be perfect to make for my cousin who is getting married in a few months to display her dress on. Thank you for sharing this, Karen!!

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  20. That would be a great idea, Brandi! Thank you for your sweet visit. xoxo

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  21. These hangers are gorgeous, LOVE her work!!

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    1. Thank you, Vicky. Glad you came by! xx

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  22. Very cute, Karen. They would make a lovely gift.

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    1. Thank you, Barb! Hope you have a lovely weekend. xoxo

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  23. KAREN!!!!!!!!!!! You should so sell these honey!!! They are fantastic and I have not seen anything like them!!! Oh they would look so cool in my little girl's room! I'm just saying!!!! Great job!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicole! You are so sweet! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo

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  24. They turned out great! The heart sachets really made a lovely detail.

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    1. Thank you, Olga. I struggled with what fabric to use, but it turned out o.k. after all! So glad you stopped by xoxo

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  25. I've been wanting to alter some hangers...yours are charming...I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. So glad I could inspire you, Linda! Thank you for being sweet and for your visit today! xoxo

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  26. Oh these are just beyond darling! What a great idea...I am loving the sweet colours...thank you for sharing the jOY! Happy Friday. xox

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Koralee! So happy that you came by for a visit! xoxo

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  27. Very cute, feminine and easy to make. Practical too. Great craft!

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    1. I do love practical! Thanks Zosia, hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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  28. What a wonderful post! I love the hangers...those would be fun to do with my granddaughters. Hope all is well...

    Blessings,
    Dianne
    www.sweetjourneyhome.com

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    1. That would be great fun to do with your granddaughters! Enjoy your weekend, Dianne. Blessings to you, too! xx

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    1. Thank you, Pat! Yes, very simple. Enjoy your weekend! xx

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  30. These are just wonderful! You created something lovely and useful! And I love your re-purposed soda box too!

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  31. So sweet and lovely and charming and any other adjective describing thoughtful and crafty! <3

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  32. These are exceptional!!! Agreed, these would make the perfect gift!

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