Being the "craft-a-holic" I am, I decided I would try my hand at making those little "wedding hangers" that Esty sells for around 30.00.
looked easy enough.
didn't want to spend the money when I knew I could probably make it myself.
Plus, I want to give 4 young ladies that I know are getting married engagement gifts.
and. it's more special when it's homemade (in my opinion)
First I went to Container Store and found some EXTRA large wooden hangers.
I found 5 for 10 bucks.
Then I went to Home Depot and found the wire.
(the wire is in the picture hanger section)
It is 16 gauge.
I also bought some glue
This is what I did.
First I laid out all of my tools.
I'm a tool girl, and I MUST have all the correct tools before working on a project.
I used an adjustable pair of pliers and my clear 5" wide ruler. (those things are great by the way)
I also had a pencil and taped two pieces of paper together.
oh, and you also need a drill.
I drew two lines 2 1/2" apart
I then place the hanger on the paper and marked where I would attach the wire
Then I drew the name in cursive writing.
Starting about 3" in, I started bending the wire. Y'all. This is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I thought this wire would be more pliable than it was. It was kind of a pain in the butt.
Trying to stay as close to the writing as I could, I continued to bend the wire following my design.
Then I drilled the holes in the hanger
and added the glue to the hole
and stuck the wire in the hole until secure
wiping the glue clean
a little bit goofy looking and couldn't get the "o" right, but I guess it'll do!
Level of expertise?
Let's just say a lot of patience.
Next one I'm going to do will be just the date.
I think I'll like that better.
about 5.00 per hanger.
***after looking at the "professional" ones on Etsy just now, I'm shuckin this one and paying the 30 bucks! hehe!
have a good one y'all!