i should be mopping the floor: Washi Tape Covered Hangers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Washi Tape Covered Hangers

These Washi Tape Covered Hangers would be a super cute and easy graduation gift, or even a wedding gift for the happy couple! They're simple to make but add a whole lot of fun to a closet!

In all of the gifts I received before heading off to college {umpteen years ago}, one of my favorites was a set of fancy clothing hangers from my cousin. I had used the same pink plastic hangers since I was about eight years old. So my new pretty, floral padded hangers seemed ridiculously luxurious. I felt like all that and a bag of chips loading my awesome new hangers into my dorm room closet that August. And to this day, I still have those pretty hangers in my closet!

When I recently saw some painted wooden hangers on Pinterest, I thought they'd be another fun hanger graduation gift. And then the wheels turned a bit further and I thought washi tape would be even easier than paint! Check out this simple tutorial below>>>

This is one of those super simple projects you can do in front of your favorite show. You'll just need washi tape and wooden hangers. I usually find wooden hangers at the the thrift shop, but they were fresh out this week. I picked these up at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $5.99 for a five pack. 

I will say, there was a definite difference in each of the tapes I used. I really liked Scotch Brand's patterned masking tape, it was very easy to use and stuck to itself easily. The "Trendy Tape" brand was also easy to use and a little thinner than the masking tape, width wise. The "Smash Tape" brand was my least favorite for this particular project {I do love it for other things, though}. With all of the bending and such, the "Smash Tape" didn't stick to itself as well. This is just my $.02 on which tapes worked best...and this isn't a sponsored post. 

I started in the middle and worked to the outside of the hanger. I didn't try to match the pattern, but I did try to keep its up/down or side-to-side pattern in the same direction. I didn't completely wrap it all the way around the hanger {the tape switches its direction as it rounds the hanger, so I decided to concentrate on one side and then the other}. I used three inch strips and then got progressively smaller the further I worked my way down to the skinnier end of the hanger.

In the little strap ridges at the ends of the hangers, I tore the length of my tape in half and layered several pieces to get complete coverage.

The back was a little tragic after I finished the front. I just tore more strips and covered the bare spots until it was all filled in.

I have to say, my fave is the red chevron. 

Aren't they fun? What graduate wouldn't enjoy taking these off to college? Would be cute to give these with a gift card to their favorite clothing store. I think they would make darling wedding gifts, too.

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  1. This is just the CUTEST blog! How have I missed you? I'll be following you on Facebook from here on out!

    1. Girl, you just made my day! I'm thrilled that you stopped by! xoxo

  2. OMGosh - you are brilliant!! I am in complete L-O-V-E. I have undeniable blogger envy over this cuteness. Pinning and sharing on FB/Twitter now.

  3. These are so fun! I love them!! The red chevron is my favorite!!

  4. I freaking love these hangers! I wanted to do some fancy hanger thing for my bridesmaids and this is so much better than the customized ones I've seen for like a million dollars. And I now have a new excuse to buy more washi tape. Double win. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Such a great idea!
    P.S. I found you through the link party on http://www.chef-in-training.com/

  6. Blogs adorable and so is this craft. Glad to have found this. More ways to use Washi tape!!!

  7. This are too cute! Why haven't I ever thought of this. I used those same hangers to make personalized hangers for my bridesmaids, but these would have been way cuter! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Very cute idea and great for using decoratively - stopping by from the SITS DIY party. Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic party too:) http://www.sewcando.com/2014/05/a-new-craftastic-monday-link-party.html

  9. CUTE!! Now I know what to do with all my tape. I can't stop buying it and love using it but this is perfect to use up those rolls and a good excuse to buy more!
    Found you on the #SITSgirls link up

  10. I love these and I love that you showed how the back didn't end up 'perfect' :D Is this tape sticky to help stuff from falling off or just decorative?

  11. Love the idea of these as a gift! Could do baby hangers too! Thanks for hanging with us at Cook it! Craft it! Share it!

  12. What a cool way to liven up your closet! Great idea!