Intro: DIY Bride Guide: Bridesmaid Hangers
Hi! I'm Maverick12 and I'm a DIY Bride.
I keep seeing these adorable photos with hangers that have all the bridesmaids names written on them. I didn't have the time to order some in, so I decided to make them.
Step 1: Supplies
Here are the supplies you'll need.
Wooden Hangers - I got mine at Walmart.
Step 2: Design the Hanger
First - decide what you want the hanger to have on it. I chose to put my bridesmaid name of the left side and the wedding date on the right.
Next - I am artistically challenged, but I do okay with a visual. So I opened on Word on my computer and found a font I liked. Then, I typed out each girls name so I had a reference.
Then, using my visual reference I penciled each girl's name and date on either side of the hanger. This was a sightly painstaking process.
After that, using an extremely thin sharpie, fill in the pencil lettering. I highly recommend using a thin sharpie and even then using a light touch. I found that when the sharpie touches the wood it tends to spread through the grain.
Step 3: Stain the Hanger to Look Pretty
I wanted to stain the wood hanger to give it a little something. I chose a darker stain, with a hint of red in it.
First - lay down something to protect the surface and wear gloves. Staining is messy and well, it stains your hands.
Mix the stain thoroughly.
Using a rag, dip and spread the stain over the wood hanger.
Wipe off excess stain with a clean rag.
Note: For a deeper, darker color allow the stain to sit longer before wiping off the excess.
I put two coats onto my hanger.
Allow to dry as per the stain's instructions. Mine was for 24 hours.
Next - use a polyurethane to cover the stain. This protects it and gives the wood a slightly glossy look. I chose to use a lightweight sprayable urethane and it worked extremely well.