DIY {decoupage children’s hanger}

If you read my post on my current favorite books, then you saw that I am making it a goal to go through Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts over the course of this year and next. This week is crazy, so I picked one that I knew I could start and finish in less than an hour. I originally intended on making these as a baby shower gift, but I think they are going to make permanent residence in my daughter’s room. They are so easy, I’ll be making more.

What you need:

Children’s wood hangers (I got mine at IKEA, if you find somewhere else that has them let me know)

Origami or Scrapbooking paper

Mod Podge

Small paint brush


The directions are very easy: Cut the paper in the shape you want. Apply a thin amount of Mod Podge on the back of the paper, glue down to the hanger. When dry apply 2 more coats of Mod Podge over paper. Tie ribbon to top.

I traced a bird template that Martha has in the back of her book…this project is from the decoupage section of her book.

Since nearly everytime I post a DIY project someone asks how I find time to do them, here is a larger view picture. While I made the hangers the big brothers played with paper, glue, scissors and a circle punch; the littlest brother pulled all the tupperware out of the bottom kitchen drawer and baby sister slept in my baby wrap.

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  • Emily Beaty - those are SO cute!!

  • christina larsen - So cute.

  • Ashley - These are great and I love the idea of doing these as a shower gift (though I can see why you are keeping them!)

  • Jo - what a sweet gift for a baby shower! I love this Ashley!

  • Brooke - Oh, I like this craft! Quick and easy!!

  • sharon - So creative! are these hangers heavy?

  • AshleyAnn - They are heavy enough to hold a child’s coat, but I wouldn’t call them “heavy”…just a basic wooden hanger – only scaled down in size…they’d be cute hanging on a wall too…

  • stacy - love it! i’ve been looking for good/inexpensive children’s hangers… why i didn’t i think of ikea?!?

  • Kari - Ashley, is there an IKEA near BA or Tulsa?

  • AshleyAnn - The closest IKEA to Oklahoma is in Frisco, Texas…

  • evie s. - I love these! They are darling.

  • Serina - Hello there! I stumbled upon your blog while googling around for some DIY baby hanger inspiration and ideas, and it is just lovely! You take very inspiring photos.

    These are the hangers that I created taking direction from your post:

  • Amy G. - Did you mod-podge the whole thing or just over the cutout?

  • Jude from Colour Giggles - I love this idea, and can’t wait to make some of these hangers. So many options with the little images as well, thanks for some great inspiration!

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  • That Cute Little Cake - Thank you so much for this lovely idea. I made some for a friend’s daughter and they turned out beautiful !
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    Have a sweet day

  • Jennifer Siegel - i have tried this before and struggled with the coating on the hangers…tried the ones from Container Store. Ikea is a bit of a drag to get to for me but if I tell you the hours I tried sanding and priming and nothing worked! Ikea here I come!

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