DIY: Love Hanger

DIY Love Hanger

Today’s fun DIY is crafted up by BerinMade Illustrated Paper Goods. This typographic hanger is for all type lovers out there! Deceptively simple to make, it is also super versatile and photographs like a dream! You could make one for your wedding dress or perhaps one for each bridesmaids with their names on it. Once you master how to make the glitter letters, you can attach it to your hangers, chairs, and keep it after your wedding day on your mantelpiece. So, onward!

Step1 DIY hanger


Here’s what you’ll need:
• Your favorite word – drawn or typed – and printed out
• A4 Sized 3mm Foam Board
• Resealable Spraying Glue
• Spray Mount
• Stanley Knife (with a very sharp blade)
• Hanger and thin ribbon in matching colour
• Cocktail Sticks
• Copious amounts of glitter!

Step2 DIY hanger


Step 1. Start by making your word. Mine is hand-drawn, hand-traced and printed out, but you can also use your favorite font, type it out and enlarge it to fit snugly onto an A4 page. Make sure that the type you use has a reasonable thickness to any swirls or flourishes, or else when you cut your foam lettersout later, your word will become extremely fragile. When you have your word on a page, turn it around and spray with resealable glue on the back. You need resealable glue because later, you will need to peel off this piece of paper.

Step3 DIY hanger


Step 2. It will not be possible to cut all the way through the foam board on your first try, but with a sharpstanley knife, trace out the word through the paper about halfway through the thickness of theboard, taking care around the corners. Continue until your whole word is marked onto the board.

Step4 DIY hanger


Continue to cut through the indent you have made, this time all the way through the thickness ofthe board, taking care around the delicate areas and sharp angles.

Step5 DIY hanger


Carefully trace, turn the board around to see the reverse is cut through completely, then carefully punch out the letters one by one, detaching any remaining connecting bits with your knife.

Step6 DIY hanger


Ta-daaa! Now that the letters are punched out, carefully clean up around the edges of the letters. We are covering it with glitter, so a slight rough edge will not matter too much. If necessary, connect your word together by using a cocktail stick, through the board (like above). Once you have your spacing right, cut out the excess ends.

Now spray with ample Spray Mount, cover with glitter, and spray over the glitter again. Allow to dry overnight before attaching it to your hanger with matching ribbon!

Wedding Dress Hanger

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And here is a fun alternative using this idea for a table piece centerpiece with Seven spelled out – so cute! (also by BerlinMade, photo below by Green Photogenic)

Seven centerpiece sign


DIY created exclusively for GWS by BerinMade Illustrated Paper Goods. All photographs courtesy of Claudia Rose Carter Photography

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try this! So cute!

  2. What font did you use for this? It’s gorgeous!

  3. Love this idea and it’s such a nice keepsake. Great tutorial on how to make your own.

  4. I love this sign, it’s sooo pretty. It looks so simple and lovely! Love it! We’re a lifestyle, diet/food and wedding blog, come visit! xoxo

  5. I love this DIY and I plan on making this as a bachelorette gift for one of my besties. I have quick question though: You know glitter – its gets everywhere! Does spraying the gitter after its been applied help keep the glitter from shedding? What helps keep the glitter to stay put? I’d hate for my friend to use with her wedding dress only to have glitter get everywhere.

  6. hello everyone! thanks so much for your lovely and kind comments– I absolutely loved making this tutorial for you, and looking forward to sharing more! thanks Jen for so kindly sharing this!

    courtney, that’s a great question! as you can probably tell in the photos, the glitter on the hanger is much thinner compared to the one in the centrepiece (which is loaded with the stuff!).

    you can get great coverage by first spraying the word with gold spray paint so that you don’t rely on the glitter to cover everything part. then do a very thin layer of glitter over the word. tap it to shake all the excess off, and spray all over with strong spray glue or hairspray.

    obviously, this hanger serves as a fun prop for phototaking so it shouldn’t be used as an actual functional piece! if you are concerned about the odd stray glitter, then you could opt for a gold spray paint instead which is just as pretty. :)

  7. The table number in the centerpiece is AWESOME! Love it!

  8. Now THIS is a custom hanger tutorial I could actually do – thank you! love it

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