Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dressed Up Hangers

I love playing dress-up with old hangers by trying to figure out ways to make them more appealing.  I have a hard time passing up old wooden hangers at yard sales and flea markets because they can always be repurposed and used in so many different ways.  I decorated the last batch of old hangers I found with sheet music and used them to display vintage photos. This time I tried something a little different and decorated them with scrapbook paper and vintage lace.

Decorated Vintage Hangers
A fun alternative to traditional frames.
If I could find enough free wall space in my home, I'd create a gallery wall of hangers with people I recognize.  These will be coming with me to my next vintage show.

decorated hangers
How about using them to display pretty vintage lace and linens?

hangers decorated with vintage earrings and craft paper
I used pieces of pretty scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to decorate this group of hangers.  They still needed a little something extra, so I dressed up each hanger with a coordinating clip-on earring, then used a dab of E6000 to hold them in place.
craft paper vintage earrings decorated hangers

wooden hangers decorated with vintage lace buttons earrings
I cut pieces of vintage lace just long enough to wrap around the edges, then glued them to the hangers with Tacky Glue.

decorated hangers with lace and buttons
Decorated with vintage buttons and a pretty pink clip-on earring.

You can click on these links to see more of my decorated hangers:
Fun with Hangers and a Rubber Stamp
New Life for Tired Old Linens
Salvaged and Repurposed Pillow Cases


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42 comments:

  1. Betsy, these are so pretty! I'm going to keep an eye out for some of these hangers so I can make a few of these. I have a wall that needs something and this would be a great way to display photos and I like that they can be easily changed as my Grands grow!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Betsy, these look like so much fun to make and I love the idea of using them to display the lace. You are such an inspiration with all your creative ideas!

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    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/
    thank you

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  4. i get so excited when i see i have an email from you. your creativity is boundless. who would have thought old trouser hangers could look so cute. i must hit the thrift stores today. lol

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  5. They are all so pretty Betsy. I love the idea of using them to hang vintage photos or linens. Just beautiful!

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  6. I absolutely love this idea - and I have some of those hangers. I'll be making some soon.

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  7. Great idea, and I really like the touches of bling.
    I have one of those pants hangers - holding some placemats. I should transform mine into something pretty like yours - some day. :/

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  8. This is one of those "why didn't I think of that?" posts! I have been buying and selling these hangers in my shop and always highlight how great they are to hang art and linens and cross stitch. But I never thought to decorate them first. These are just beautiful and so creative. Who doesn't have some lace and buttons and pretty paper around? Pinned this for future crafting!

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  9. I have a box of these hangers I use to display unframed prints in the booth. Do you sell the hangers you decorate? You have me thinking!

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  10. Just adorable Betsy! Very clever and creative way to make them extra special!

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  11. Love them...Everything you touch turns out to be a piece of art!

    Carol

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  12. These are adorable Betsy! Not only are the hangers beautiful but I love you ideas on how to use them!

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  13. These are just so pretty Betsy! I will definitely be looking for some of these when I'm out and about. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  14. I like your artistic touches in decorating the old hangers and they display the photos very well.

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  15. These are so charming--your posts always inspire! Blessings, Cecilia

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  16. Betsy,
    This is such a good idea you had...they are all beautiful!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. I used to have tons of these pant hangers! Should have held on to them!! They look great Betsy!

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  18. Another brilliant idea, Betsy! I have a small stash of wooden hangers that used to belong to my grandfather and it never would have occurred to me. I do like your creative mind.
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. So beautiful Betsy! Both the hangers and the gorgeous things that hang from them! I paint pant hangers in bright colors and use them to display my grandchildren's artwork. I'm going to have to put some back so I can try one or two of your elegant creations.

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  20. I love these! I got a box of these free at a garage sale last summer. I am going to try these ideas. Thanks!!

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  21. I have a few of these hangers too....been needing to glamp them up...thanks for the ideas.

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  22. So DARN cute Betsy-love them and the pictures too!

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  23. These are fabulous, Betsy. I often hang my art papers on tension hangers in my art room closet to keep the pages flat and somewhat together. But my hangers should be as lovely as the papers they hold! Inspired!

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  24. How did I miss these? I grew up with these hangers, they were always the bane of my existence as a kid. I could never seem to get them to work right! I never liked the look of them, now I love them!The lace really makes them special, and you know I'm partial to using jewelry whenever I can! I know they'll sell like hotcakes at your next show. And a gallery wall of them sounds wonderful.
    xoKathleen

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  25. I love your fun hangers...one of my favorite finds at the thrift store! Thank you for the inspiration, Betsy!

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  26. These are beautiful!
    And what a great idea with the photos!
    I would love for you to share your hangers with our Link Up Party- Idea box:

    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party-2.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  27. Betsy, oh my gosh these are so beautiful. You are so creative and love how you bring that vintage girly look to so many things. Thank you so much for linking up to the party again, hugs Lisa at Concord Cottage

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  28. I already have a couple of those old pants hangers. Thanks for giving me the perfect way to upgrade them. Love it!!!

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  29. These are so awesome! I have some old hangers and love this idea.

    Shannon from BohemianJunktion.com

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  30. So pretty! Love all the laces and pretty bling! :)
    xo Holly

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  31. You've inspired yet again! I have a bunch of these -- some I gave away to my son to hang pictures in his apartment but I have more. I LOVE the way you've decorated these!

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  32. What an inspiration!! Totally Love these hangers!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  33. Awesome, possum! The lace on wood ones are just perfect and simple - I can see them everywhere in my house.

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  34. Very pretty, Betsy! I'm sure they'll sell like hot cakes.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  35. These are so fun and look so much prettier than traditional frames.

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  36. Betsy, these are so beautiful and you have a way of taking ordinary and making them so beautiful! Thank you for linking up again to our Something to Talk About Link Party and I hope you join us again tomorrow morning xo Lisa at Concord Cottage

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