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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