DIY Hangers: How to Make Wooden Stamped Hangers

Are you ready for a new DIY tutorial that is utterly delightful? Read on to discover our step-by-step instructions to create DIY hangers, perfect as we look towards fall and winter!

Every summer, I like to dig into my closets. It’s a great big mess of out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new. I spend a whole day pulling everything out, sorting, making donation piles, dusting, washing, and then putting it all away.

This week, my craft inspiration hit me when I tackled our coat closet. It’s a tight little space next to our front door that serves both the purpose of holding our coats, and also the coats of guests. I wanted to make our little coat closet fall and winter ready by adding my own personal touch inside: DIY hangers!

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How to Make DIY Hangers

DIY hangers are an easy way to add a small detail that makes a big impact. Wouldn’t it be divine to read a pleasant little greeting while hanging up your coat? I thought it was the perfect little surprise for my family and my guests this fall and winter.

And, guess what? DIY hangers are amazingly simple to create!

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First, you must collect these supplies.

  1. Wooden Hangers: You can find these at any discount store such as Target or Wal Mart. I found mine at Ikea.
  2. Waterproof Ink: Easily found at any craft shop. I found mine at Hobby Lobby. Make sure that it is waterproof!
  3. Clear Acrylic Spray: If you cannot find waterproof ink, there is still hope! You can finish your hangers with a coat of clear acrylic spray. I found waterproof ink so I didn’t have to use the spray.
  4. Rubber Stamps: Rubber stamps that work best for this project are those less than 1 inch tall.

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To begin, prep your work surface to protect it from the waterproof ink. Next, lay out your stamps in the order that you are going to use them. This helps the stamping process go much quicker.

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Press each stamp into the ink pad gently, and then gently press your stamp onto your wooden hanger. If you press too hard you risk smudging the ink! Quickly bring your hand straight up after stamping, if brought to the side, you will smudge your ink.

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Take care when stamping your wooden hanger so your hand does not find its way into your freshly stamped letters! Make sure your letter stamps are turned the correct way when stamping. There really is no way to correct a mistake!

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If you are nervous about your letter spacing, you can practice on your work surface or a separate sheet of paper beforehand.

A few examples of sayings you could use for your DIY hangers are:

  • Home is where you hang your hat (and coat)
  • Hang up your coat and stay a while
  • Home sweet home
  • Welcome home
  • There is no place like home
  • Make yourself comfortable

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After you are done stamping, allow your DIY hangers time to dry.

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After your DIY hangers have dried, you can switch out your boring wire and plastic hangers with these wooden charmers! What a great excuse to get in your closet and re-organize the whole thing!

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About Emily Louise

Emily is a apron-wearing, camera-wielding, mother and pilots wife who has found her niche in discovering a reason to celebrate every day and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.
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Comments

  1. Becca Lind says

    Emily!! These are ADORABLE!! So stinking cute and I love the idea for a wedding,baby, house warming gift! Brilliant and cute!!

  2. says

    These are so cute! How about “Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?” For guests you don’t want to stay long. Ha ha

    Elle
    “All work and no play makes mommy a disgruntled chick.”

    • Emily Louise says

      It was totally fun! A quick rainy day project that was perfect to spend my afternoon. And, I love how they make my closet look!

    • Emily Louise says

      Thanks Tanya! I love little details that make guests feel more at home when they come and visit!

  3. says

    Such a cool idea. Almost makes me want to go buy wood hangers just to be able to do something like this!

    • Emily Louise says

      Wooden hangers are not too pricey, and make a big impact in a coat closet or something similar for guests. Ditch the wire and plastic! Let me know if you try the project!

  4. says

    Oh, these hangers are fun, and this is a great tutorial!

    I love Emily Louise’s “About” section, too: she is “discovering a reason to celebrate every day”!

    Thanks, SITS!

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

    • Emily Louise says

      Melissa, I didn’t even think about a wedding or baby gift! You are a genius, girl!

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