February 25, 2014

DIY Art Display Hangers!


The other night my husband and I had a sleepover with our friends. An adult sleepover. It was seriously the funnest night ever. Two days, 6 kids under 8, and 1 million pounds of junk food! We stayed up until 2am watching UHF and Rhett and Link videos. Cara (the female half of our friend-couple) is basically my soulmate, I love her so much. She is super creative and sweet and texts me every day at 9 to remind me to pray. We even organize our UNO cards the same way, which is probably the truest test of compatibility. ;o) So during our sleepover she and I made these decorative hanger...art...hangers. ? Not sure what to call them, really, but you hang art (or photos) from them. And they're amazing.

I thought of this idea the other day when I saw some sweet sequin-covered hangers and I was like "Dude! You could cover hangers with all kinds of stuff!" My mind started reeling: paint, glitter...whoa. Sprinkles. As soon as I thought of the sprinkles I knew that I had to do it immediately. But I didn't have rainbow sprinkles. And they HAD to be rainbow sprinkles, obviously. But guess what? Cara had rainbow sprinkles in the back of her van! (I told you! Soulmates!) so we made them. And I have to tell you, this is the most satisfying thing I have ever put sprinkles on. Which is saying a lot, because cupcakes.

So, you can probably tell from the photos how to do this...

  • Find some clamp-y style hangers and paint them with acrylic paint. (Two coats should be okey-dokey.)
  • When the paint is dry (use a hair dryer to speed things up, unless you just need an excuse to get on Pinterest) brush on a coat of Mod Podge
  • Sprinkle on glitter or sprinkles and tap off excess
  • Repeat the Mod Podge/sprinkle process for a second coat
  • Apply a final coating of Mod Podge and let dry completely
We also made a chalkboard version which is so cool because you can change out the design for different months or Bible verses or whatever you want! Cool! We just covered the front of the hanger with a rectangle of chalkboard contact paper (yeah, that exists...you're welcome) and then trimmed the edges up with a craft knife.

At this point I'm pretty sure you're excited to try this. Tag me on IG (@RufflesandStuff) if you make one!

Have a great night!
Love,
Disney


14 comments:

  1. a. these are awesomely cute! b. i love the pink hair! c. i hope you have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you!! You have a beautiful day as well!

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  2. Cute! Just an FYI, if you are lucky to live near an IKEA, these hangers are .99 each.

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    1. Awesome! I used to live about 45 minutes from IKEA and it was the best. We're about 4 hours away now :( but I'll definitely stock up next time!

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  3. AH! I LOVE The cloud with the ball drops coming out of it! How did you make it?! My girls' room is rainbow/sky themed and it would fit perfectly!!!

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    1. Thanks! It was a project I did for Fresh Style magazine. Grab a large handful of Polyfil and poke a small dowel through the middle. The beads are strung with fishing twine (tied around each bead) and then tied to the dowel.

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    2. so awesome - I'll have to try it! Thanks!

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  4. beacuse, cupcakes!!! lol i loved this project! i'd like to find some really old hangers like this ! and your pink hair still looks awesome!@!!

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  5. The sprinkles version made me laugh - I really love it! The chalk paint one is brilliant, just the coolest idea. Love all your photo styling as always, Disney! Glad you had such a fun night with a fellow creative.

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  6. Love this project! At first I thought the sprinkles looked awesome, then I wondered if this was ok. Then I said, "Why not?" It's all sealed up with modge lodge, what could happen? Love your creativity and willingness to take risks.

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  7. I really want to add sprinkles in my daughters room. They really do look kool on almost everything.

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  8. an adult sleepover? That's such a fun idea, you just made my day. Something fun for the grownups even though my best friend/sister in law and I have 7 kids between us. And love the hangers too. ;)

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  9. What a clever idea! So creative. I have that same beanbag pouf - love the colors! :)

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