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DIY – Personalized Wedding Hangers

I love DIYs … I really do! Especially when they are inexpensive, cute and practical as is the case here. Local bride-to-be, Cortney Lovelace, sent me this DIY that she has on her own blog, Faith. Home. Love. Cortney also works as a consultant at Church Street Bridal, and I have seen her in there on many occasions … she is so sweet and helpful. Thank you so much for this DIY, Cortney, and I appreciate you lending your craftiness to the readers of HCB!

Somewhere along the line of collecting wedding inspiration, I came across some pictures of personalized hangers for your wedding dress.  You can buy them online on Etsy, but I decided to try my hand at making some personalized hangers for myself and for my bridesmaids.  Here is what I came up with…

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

These are actually really simple and easy to make.  Just pick up a pack of wooden hangers at the store (I bought the shirt hangers from Wal-Mart for about $4.50/pack of 5).  If you are using them for dresses, make sure you buy the kind with the indentions for the strings that hold up the dresses.  You would hate to make these and then not the dresses slip right off of them!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Hanger(s)
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Computer and Printer
  • Tape

Step #1:

Print off your monogram, name, or whatever you want to put on your hanger from your computer.  I typed up all of my bridesmaids names and my new monogram in Word using the font Lauren Script and just printed it on regular computer paper.

Next, cut out the names.

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Step #2

Turn the cut out name over, and using a pencil, shade in the back.  (Making sure that you cover the entire section where the name is on the opposite side).

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Step #3:

Turn the paper back over and tape to the hanger.

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Step #4

Trace over the name with a ball point pen, pressing down hard.  You could just trace the outline, or you could go over the entire letter.  Since my letters were fairly fat, I just traced the outline.

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Step #5:

Take the paper off the hanger.  You will now have an imprinted outline of the name from the lead rubbing off from the pencil marking on the back of the paper.  (Sorry I didn’t take pictures using the same hanger, but you still get the idea)

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Step #6:

Fill in the outline using a thin tip paint brush and paint.  You could probably also do this with a permanent marker.

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

By no means did they turn out perfect, but they still look wonderful in my opinion!

Personalized Hanger DIY Project as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Thank you again, Cortney for the use of your DIY … I love the fact that you are a LOCAL bride!! Also, Cortney plans on using her hanger to capture wedding photos of her dress hanging. I am sure it will be elegant! I wish you the best on your big day, Cortney. Again, click here to visit her blog. If any of you other brides have DIY ideas with photos, please feel free to email me submissions at jennifer@hillcitybride.com. Thank you!!

  • Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New - I think these are so cute and look so simple to make! Thanks for sharing!

  • wedding jewellery - they are lovely! what a great idea, and a fab keepsake to remind everyone of the big day – well done!

  • sandy@oohlafroufrou - Hi!! Just stopped by to say hello! Such a cute idea. I can totally see the name in a pretty pastel blue green or pink or whatever the bride’s colors are! There’s a fun Margarita Bloom giveaway on the blog this week you may enjoy 😉 http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com xoxo

  • Cortney Lovelace - Thanks so much for featuring my project!!

  • Jennifer - Glad to share it Cortney! It seems like everyone is enjoying it today. Thank you!!

  • Kelly Cummings - Ooh, what if you used a wood burning pen? The results might be a bit more permanent (but it would probably take some practice).

  • Lauren - Any idea what size font you used? 🙂

  • Meredith - I’m planning on making some of these too! Curious what size font you used, I have the same hangers!

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