DIY Personalized Wood Hangers

When I cleaned out our master closet earlier this month, I made a simple upgrade that makes my organization-loving heart sing  - I switched out my mishmash of wood and plastic hangers to space-saving Huggable Hangers that were on sale at The Container Store. I love how the Huggable Hangers give our closet a more organized, tailored look and also appreciate the extra space they have freed up in the closet (just in time for winter clothes shopping :-).  From the mound of old misfit hangers left on my closet floor, there were a handful of nice wooden hangers that I decided to use in our guest room closet. Having been inspired by this image that I found on Pinterest several months ago,
I decided to add a little decorative touch to make my guest hangers special.  I've never had much luck using rubber stamps so instead I chose more user-friendly rub-on letters.  After coming up with a couple of phrases, my hangers went from ho-hum to warm and welcoming in no time:

Creating the hangers couldn't be simpler:
  • Start with some inexpensive wooden hangers (mine are IKEA's BUMERANG natural wood hangers, which are only $3.99 for a pack of 8). 
  • Buy a pack of rub-on letters at a scrapbooking or craft store such as Michael's. I bought mine at Archivers, but you can also get them on Amazon {here}   
  • Cut off the letters that you need from your pack of rub-ons, place each letter (one at a time) where you want it to go on your hanger, and use a popsicle stick or transfer tool (usually included the pack of rub-ons) to rub over the letter so that it sticks to the wood. 
  • I finished my hangers off with a coat of matte polyurethane for some added protection against scratching.
You can use whatever words or sayings you'd like depending upon whether they're for your own closet, a guest closet, or a gift:

They would make great inexpensive holiday gifts by personalizing them with a monogram or saying as well as special wedding gifts when personalized with the bride and groom's names and wedding date. Personalized children's wood hangers would also make wonderful baby gifts! Speaking of gifts, have you started your holiday shopping yet? 
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  1. I love wood hangers in our front entry coat closet too. They hold heavy coats so well (IKEA too) and they look nice empty. The rub on sayings are a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I agree - they are perfect for coat closets and guest rooms. I love how they look but they just take up too much space for me to be able to use them in my own closet! Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth!

  2. Those are so darn cute! Great idea for sprucing up my coat closet hangers for all the Christmas company coming. I'm going to pin this!!!

    1. I'm going to pick up some more next time I'm at IKEA and do the same! Thanks for stopping by Pam!

  3. I love this idea...pinning it. Those are my favorite hangers from Ikea. I have a bunch, great idea.

  4. What a cute idea! They look lovely and would definitely make such a great gift. :-) Thank you so much for sharing this last weekend at Inspiration Friday!

  5. So clever! What a great welcome to guests.

  6. Nice hanger designed by wood.Its more comfortable hanger.Great work done here.


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