One way that every bride can put a signature stamp on her wedding, (and at the same time not spend a fortune), is to tackle some do-it-yourself projects. One DIY project that caught our eye was the wedding name hanger! This DIY project should cost you no more than $10 and depending on your craft level, this project is pretty easy to complete!
Here are the items you will need for this project:
· Set of wooden hangers preferably without the bar at the bottom
· 12 or 18 gauge wire, which is mainly used for picture hanging
· A pair of regular pillars
· Wire cutters
Step One: Clear a spot for this project and unwrap everything you have purchased.
Step Two: Role out some of the wire and wrap the starting end around one of the hanger notches. Loop the wire around the notch about three times, so it is secure and so the sharp end of the wire is not exposed. If it is easier for you, feel free to unroll about 6ft of wire, so you don’t have to work with the spool of wire hanging off the end (that’s what we did and it really helped).
Step Three: Once you have the wire wrapped around one of the hanger notches, make sure you have enough wire to spell out the name or word you want. Make sure to also leave enough extra wire space before you start bending your first letter in order to keep the word centered as much as possible.
Step Four: After you have allowed the extra wire for spacing, begin bending the wire to spell out the name or word you want. If this is your first time manipulating wire, don’t get too discouraged, it might take you a few times to get the hang of the process. It took us three tries before we finally got the hang it!
Step Five: Once you have completed spelling out the name, save a little extra wire at the end of the name for centering and then begin wrapping the wire around the final hanger notch.
Step Six: Once the wire has been wrapped around the final hanger notch, cut the wire from the spool (if you left it connected in an earlier step).
Step Seven: Enjoy the custom hanger you just made for yourself or for one of your bridesmaids!
Tip: The project went so much better for us once we detached the wire from the spool. Once the wire was off the spool, it allowed us the flexibility to wrap the wire more easily and in different directions for some of the trickier letters like ‘b’ and ‘d’.
This is just one of many ways you can create a wedding name hanger. We have seen some brides place the names over the sides of the hanger instead of having it completely centered and inside the hanger. You can also spruce up the hanger by painting it to match your wedding colors or by adding some ribbon to the top of the hanger.
And, even if you decide that bending wire is not your thing, try painting the hangers instead! Simply paint your bridesmaids’ names on each hanger and let it dry! It will be equally beautiful, a treasure she will cherish and maybe even something she will try for her or another friends’ wedding!
Check out more ways to save money and DIY at Bridal Party Tees’ Pinterest Board: DIY Bride