So I saw Nic’s post this morning about how she saw Kirsty’s post about snazzying up an old coat hanger & I thought “I’ll give that a whirl!” …unfortunately though I must be the only person in the world without a single wire coat hanger in her possession!
I made do with a fluoro orange plastic one – a damn sight uglier in my opinion & I only have them because I bought a box of them from Kmart when they were marked down to fifty cents when I thought perhaps one day I might decide to hang something up (I never did… they sit naked in a dark corner of a wardrobe that is stuffed full of scrunched up clothes – not a single thing is hanging…).
I had a rummage in my yarn tub which was abandoned last year at the first sign of spring & came up with some colours I thought might look good together & also that Punk might like for her room.
Starting at the neck I just tied & wrapped, & wrapped, & wrapped, then tied & wrapped & wrapped some more. I kept all the knots on the back so that the front stayed looking nice. The end of the hook was a bit hard… some messy white glue work was required for that & as a result that bit looks… uh, "rustic”, but over all I likey & might do some more when I’m bored.
I might even be inspired to start hanging things up…?
There is a flickr group here for completed hanger transformations – I won’t put this up as it isn’t wire, but I’ll definitely be checking out the contributions, why don’t you give it a go too?