[DIYS FOR THE DISCERNING PROCRASTINATOR] You have my permission to wait until the last minute to do this. | By DIY Bloggista Renee

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–

Hi readers!

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

Step 1:
Mark the right side of the hanger with the paint pen. You can mark the date, the names, Mrs. Insert-Last-Name-Here, etc…

Step 2:
While waiting for the paint to dry, tie the tulle into a bow and snip the ends to make sure they’re even.

Step 3:
Lock in the ends of the bow by applying nail polish to any loose ends of tulle.

Step 4:
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!


xo Renee / with photos by Jenna Rae Photography

Label(s): Mr. McPuppyPants, Renee, The Bloggistas, {DIY + Freebies}

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  1. chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day on July 19, 2012

    adorbs! and I love the “my humps” tie in. way to sneak some peas into that post :)

  2. Alison on July 19, 2012

    Thanks, Chandra. I’m glad you, too, can appreciate the lyrical stylings of the brilliant poet that is Fergie Ferg. I mean, just look at what only she can weave together:

    “My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps – Check it out.”

    …absolutely spellbinding.

    We can only sit here in awe of her.

  3. Sara {Burnett's Boards} on July 20, 2012

    Super cute idea – and it has much more of a personal touch than the wire ones you can order on Etsy (which I also like.. but not love, because I have a weird thing for tulle, not so weird maybe…) and this hanger looks like something even I could put together without screwing up!

  4. Alison on July 20, 2012

    Sara – I see so many gorgeous dress shots ruined by wire hangers from the dry cleaners so I was pretty excited about this project; I’m glad you like it despite your iffy stance on tulle! And thanks for sharing, always appreciated :)

  5. Loe on July 20, 2012

    Adding this to the to-do list! Love it!

  6. Jacque on July 20, 2012

    Beautiful, simple, elegant!

  7. Carolyn on July 21, 2012

    so so beautiful and elegant! love your idea!

  8. Belle on July 23, 2012

    Great idea it’s beautiful, elegant as well as original.

  9. Paul on July 23, 2012

    Great stuff. Thank you for sharing! The world is a way more beautiful place beacuse of people like you!

  10. Susannah on August 1, 2012

    Thanks for getting “My Humps” stuck in my head! I love the easiness of this project, how it helps photographers, and the music reference. Perfect! Thanks.

  11. Pastel Pink on October 14, 2012

    haha Love the pics and lyrics!!! The hanger is so simple and elegant – very pretty!

  12. Robyn on November 8, 2012

    Excellent! I will be doing this for my daughter’s wedding dress, thanks Renee. And Alison – you make me LAUGH!! Thanks x

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