Tuesday, February 26, 2013

wedding party hangers: guest post!

You're in for a real treat! Not only is this a non-wreath post (FINALLY!), this craft and DIY is courtesy of my sister! Unlike me, she's always been very crafty. She has been into scrapbooking for years, always making such creative and cute books. I may be a little biased, but my favorite is the scrapbook she made of my wedding. :)

Now, as hard as it is for me to believe, it's my sister's turn to get married. She is and always will be my LITTLE sister (we're seven years apart), so it boggles my mind that she's an adult now. The big day is fast approaching: May 25th! We have done a couple of DIY crafts for the event so far- some still in progress. This craft was actually one we didn't know Julie was making: personalized wooden hangers for the bridesmaids! When our dresses arrived at the bridal shop, she had displayed them all on our own hangers. I immediately commented that they were so cute: she got them on Etsy, right?? I had seen them on Etsy, and how nice of her to buy them for us!

To my surprise, she made them herself! Despite her crafty nature, I seriously was taken aback for a few seconds that she made them herself. They're so nice, and personalized with the main wedding color, title of each girl, and each girl's first name.

I asked if we could please feature these here, because I bet a lot of brides would like to do this for their girls. So, here is the surprisingly simple DIY: enjoy!

  • Desired number of wood hangers (1 per member of bridal party)
  • Big pack of black scrapbook stickers 
  • Desired color sparkly paint by Martha Stewart (found at A.C. Moore) - my sister chose purple, which is the same as her main wedding color
  • Medium sized paint brushes 
  • Desired color ribbon (recommend it matches the sparkle paint)


Step One: Place stickers on the hangers in this order: title- name- wedding date
Ex: Mine says... Matron of Honor  Emily  05.25.13

Step Two: Paint the entire surface of the hanger with the glitter paint. It's okay to use paint over top of the stickers. Be sure to let the paint dry completely before moving to the next step.

Step Three: Tie ribbon around the top of the hanger (metal hanger part).

Step Four: This comes verbatim from my sister: "Ta da! :-)" LOL...oh, that's my sister! ;)

Below are photos of some of the supplies used and the hangers during various points in the process.

Total time for the project was 4-5 hours with the help of her lovely fiance (yes, somehow she got him to partake in crafting! He's a keeper! :))

Go ahead and make your own- your bridesmaids will love them (we totally do!)


  1. Those look great! ;-) I am honored to be the first guest on your blog!! Yay!! :-)

    1. Thank you "Anonymous" - LOL... does it not let you type in your name, or were you trying to be sneaky? :) Thanks for sharing your project with the maybe 5 people who read this blog. :D

  2. What a great idea! And, I love how you add your humor to the description. You are soooo creative! I'm gonna pass this on to my niece who is getting married in June.

    1. Thanks, Janet!! I'm nowhere near as creative as you with your beautiful jewelry! Thank you, though:))) That's a great idea to tell your niece about making these; fairly inexpensive, not too time-consuming and really touched the bridesmaids that she did these for us. :)