Thank you so much for your kind words on Friday. Sadly, my Grandma passed away on Saturday night. Emotions have been here there and everywhere, but the words of support I received by so many people really helped me pull myself together a bit.
I’ll miss her funeral as I’ll be on my honeymoon, but as I keep being told, she would have wanted that. She loved her holidays and went away twice a year—she wouldn’t have wanted me to miss something as amazing as what we have planned.
I’m thinking of having a wreath made with the same flowers as my bouquet—but then I don’t know if that’s too “me me me,” which would just be awful. I don’t know. I’ll have a think about it.
Anyway, that’s enough sadness. I thought it would be nice to share a project that I did a couple of weeks ago. I’ve seen so many DIY hangers recently and I did really like the idea. Why ruin a perfectly good dress shot by having it hanging on plain, ugly black hanger?
I’d seen a lot of the “Bride” hangers made with wire, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to create it perfectly so why bother putting myself through the stress? Instead I wanted to do something basic. Basic but pretty.
What you will need:
Cut out some felt the size of your circular object.
Then cut a swirly pattern.
Holding the centre of the swirly pattern, start to curl the rest of the material around.
For the first one, I chose to make the edges uneven by moving the fabric up and down a bit as I curled it.
Take your thread, and sew the bottom! Be sure to get each and every layer multiple times to get it real nice and sturdy. You don’t want it unraveling now!
For my second one, I kept the the edges even (to see if it would glue down better. That one looked like this.
They were both easy enough to glue down with some fabric glue.
And I think I preferred the look of the uneven edges. But I kept them both anyway.
Now leave for a day to let the glue dry properly.
It took me all of 15 minutes to make this (excluding drying time), and I’m really happy with the result!
Did you DIY your own hanger?