Thursday, April 1, 2010

My New Model...

As some of you may have noticed, I usually photograph images for the shop wearing a simple white sundress. My dad said it looks like an old nightshirt...haha! I however, like the consistency and the simplicity that allows you to focus on just the product. Well, since I'm getting bigger by the minute, I needed to come up with a plan for my "model" photos. That sweet little dress won't even go over my head in a few more weeks! I thought about just finding new clothes that fit as I got bigger, but let's be honest, how I look is not top on the list of my thoughts these days. It's hard enough to find comfy clothes just to go to the grocery store! If I have to do this every time I want to list a new product, the shop will dwindle down to nothingness.
Soooooo, that led me to these charming fabric hangers. I was so excited about this project. Blame those yo-yo hormones for my enthusiasm if you want, but these have solved my dilemma! Not to mention they were a breeze to make. I've included the DIY instructions because they would make such sweet bridal, birthday or Mother's Day gifts!
*The sweet pink hanger (above) is wearing my new Blue Sky Necklace, just listed today!
What you will need:
• a pack of plastic hangers without hooks - my photo has hooks, so ignore that
• a stack of fun fabrics
• masking tape (not pictured)


















What you will do:• Cut your fabric into long 1"-1.5" strips. Leave the edges raw and a little frayed. Don't worry about being perfectly straight with these - it won't matter.
• Start anywhere on the hanger and tape the piece down to get yourself started.
• Continue wrapping tightly until you run out of fabric. Tape it down and start up again, always disguising the tape from the previous strip.
• When you get back around to where you started, tie your fabric off in a knot or bow and trim to desired length. You can add a little lace or ribbon to this spot for a little shabby knot/bow if you wish.























THE END
Stay tuned for another fabric wrapped project in the near future. I may have gotten a little carried away. :)

38 comments:

Caitlin said...

Pretty! What a wonderful idea

Lisa Ensor said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!

{postscripted} designs said...

love this idea!

Faith said...

What a charming idea! I noticed the beautiful hanger in your listing photos and I wondered if you had whipped it up :)

Amanda K. said...

These are adorable Corrie! Great idea for your photos! :)

Glorious Hats said...

great idea, thanks for sharing it

boutiquekarma said...

Great idea - love it. It makes a fabulous model for your white dress.

red or gray art said...

i have been doing this for awhile..it is nice for baby hangers to give as new baby/shower gifts as well..love your space . ELK

Victoria said...

This is such a fabulous idea, and they look so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Cat said...

LOVE this idea, thank you for sharing!

Createology said...

French Charming sent me over and I am so glad she did. I will now follow your cleverness. Love the old time rag work on these hangers. The hooks can be easily broken off too. Happy creating...

Libbie said...

Came from karyn's & soo glad I did! What a cute idea!!! & your fabrics are just beautiful!!

I am pregnant too & just did a post about my ever growing belly :) i totally feel for ya!!! ;) Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

hometown girl said...

i love the bracelets that Karyn posted so darling!! susan

OneCraftyFox said...

Gorgeous and so simple!! I think your "nightshirt" looks lovely, lol :)

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea! For most cotton fabrics, you could just tear the strips instead of cutting to save time and it will have the frayed look as well.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saving Capulet said...

this is an awesome idea! thanks for sharing, bye bye boring hangers! <3

Tania. said...

Just finished making one and I love it...thanks for the tutorial...im gonna go make some more :)

JennyMay said...

Hi Doll,

I think I have a new idea for Christmas presents! LOVE IT!!!

Kisses,
JennyMay

Nuha Sofiyan said...

i love it! these would be great gifts to give as a bridal shower gift!

Naturally Carol said...

A pretty and practical idea...definitely a make! I just happen to have a bag of those white hangers just lying around in my spare room...they will now have a purpose...thank you!

Pearl said...

What an awsome project!!

Thanks for sharing!


Pearl

Julz said...

Love it. New project here i come. thanks

Deanna said...

That's such a great idea!!! lovelovelove.

<3 Deanna

of: Barefoot Love

KayzKreationz said...

These are so cute. What a great idea, too. Great post.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a lovely way to cover hangers! I know what my daughters and I will be making soon!

Ann
Harvest Moon by Hand
http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com

*Evelyn* said...

great idea, I would also try to decorate any object to use as background in my photos, maybe a hanger such as your.....
I would like to share it in my blog!

Jessi said...

thanks for the DIY -I tried it yesterday and they turned out really cute

emilie said...

What a great idea! Much better than buying expensive ones! Thanks,

Emilie
www.liveeatsmile.blogspot.com

Laura Ivonne said...

Very nice blog ! This idea is very good, cheers from Italy !!

Deb Prewitt said...

Cut and super easy to do.

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renee said...

how long would you think the strips would need to be to wrap all the way around?

Anonymous said...

Great idea for Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing!

BITXIPITXIK said...

Lovely!!! Can't wait to try!!

A&A
http://bitxipitxik.blogspot.com.es/

Zaira Jade said...

These are great, I crochet covers for my hangers and as baby gifts, as well as yarn wrap them totally vintage, but this is a lot easier for my children to do, my 10 year old just set to work, I'm sure she'll have a closet full of these in no time!

Margo said...

this is FABULOUS. I have such a crush on covered hangers, but I haven't tried to figure out how to crochet them. Thanks for such a simple idea!!!

Kim Jacobson said...

I have made these for two ladies who were having a baby, so I used cute fabric for the baby girls they were having and finished off with cute bows. They were a hit! Although the fabric freyed way too much! Any tips on a type of fabric that won't frey? Thanks! Love this project, fun and easy and everyone loves a homemade gift!

Maru said...

Beautiful model, there is no Hanger factory to be responsible to design something cute like this.

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