Oh hey you guys, Alison here. Happy Thursday afternoon :) So how’s it hangin’? (<== see what I did there)
I know everybody’s thinking it, and yes, there was probably a better-suited song lyric somewhere out there for that intro picture, but screw it. We’re here now, and there’s no need to reminisce about what was, and what could have been.
Onwards! One of TKB’s fabulous and fresh-faced DIY contributors, Renee Hong, is back… so cover your eyes if you’re allergic to awesome. She’s really MacGyver’ing it up today, sharing a brand new DIY that even the kind of person who, if trying out for ABC’s The Bachelor, would answer *Most DIY projects* on Question 4 of the casting questionnaire, “How would you describe your deepest fear (so that we can put you on a date engaged in it under the scrutinizing eye of the public)?” So there’s that.
Oh, hey Bam I didn’t see you there. Umm, yes! that’s right Bam. You can for the most part make this one. For example, you can do mommeh a favor and get the tulle nicely covered in a thin sheet of mouth filth, thereby adding a unique ‘distressed look’ to the tulle. … I’m wondering – would we call that rustic, or is that more vintage, the saliva-hosted-debris you’ll get all over the tulle you bring over to me for the project. Oh well–we’ll figure it out, just you and mommeh!
Excellent. Fantastic. Yes I’ll help you make it, Bambino, right after I finish buying extra tulle to replace the tulle we’re going to use in this fake version to keep your self-esteem intact. … Kids, amirite?
Oo and before I drop the mic, I wanted to give you guys a hint on where you can score some great wooden hangers for like ZERO DOLLARS. Ok maybe like $5, because shoplifting is wrong. Anyway it’s at IKEA, SON. I scored five less than a Baker’s Dozen – or, 8 – whitewashed wooden hangers over at that sumbitch and I was like ‘physically excited’ about it. I’m used to having to choose between hangers and eating lunch. On the day we found Bambino? We were very close to putting that money towards some new hangers, but bailed at the last minute. So, you catch my drift, regarding how the right set of hangers can easily bankrupt a family of four. But these– these were $5 for some smoothly polished, arched-enough-not-to-make-me-look-like-I-am-an-alien-with-talons-coming-out-of-the-sides-of-my-shoulders-when-I take-it-off-the-hanger type hangers. The kind of hangers that have eluded me all my life; mocking me, even. The stinkers have been hanging out at IKEA all along, and I have been sitting around feeling essentially hopeless about it. I seriously have been handling this issue by layering clothing items over the backs of chairs, arms of overhead lamps, and Bambino when things have gotten desperate.
I’mma shut my pie hole now, because I respect you enough to know that you’d rather I didn’t go on any longer about my champagne problems of too many clothes-to-available-hangers ratio, and invisible home furnishings. Take it away, Renee–
Today’s DIY is nothing extravagant — in fact, it’s a project that makes sure you can’t spend much time or money making it. Most brides I encounter don’t have the energy or extra cash lying around to buy a fancy hanger since it’s such a minor detail compared to the 239847239 other items on a wedding task list… but putting just a little bit of effort into your hanger is a great way to give your dress that extra bit of pretty and personalization in the pre-wedding photos! Let’s get started.
What you’ll need:
- Wood hanger
- Tulle (approximately 20″ wide by 40″ long)
- Extra fine point black paint pent
- Clear nail polish
Mark the right side of the hanger with the paint pen. You can mark the date, the names, Mrs. Insert-Last-Name-Here, etc…
While waiting for the paint to dry, tie the tulle into a bow and snip the ends to make sure they’re even.
Lock in the ends of the bow by applying nail polish to any loose ends of tulle.
Attach the bow onto the hanger by slipping the hanger into the back knot of the bow, style accordingly.
That’s it! Simple, easy, effortless!