How Do You Make Padded Coat Hangers?
I’ve never been a fan of wire coat hangers, but somehow, even though I don’t do a lot of dry cleaning, they end up in the home anyway. One way to make them a bit more user-friendly is to transform them from blah and boring into fun and fashionable padded hangers. Padded hangers make a nice housewarming gift that can be personalized to the new home’s décor or charming additions to a bridal or baby shower present. Here is how it’s done. Squeeze the bottom of the coat hanger up to within an inch or so of the top. This “flattened” version is not only easier to cover, but makes the finished hanger look more professional. Paint the exposed neck of the coat hanger with craft paint or nail polish to further disguise its humble origins. Wrap the batting around the body of the hanger, using the hanger’s shape as your guide. It doesn’t need to be bulky, just evenly distributed. Quilt batting, already in sheets, is best for this but fiberfill can also be used if you’re careful and don’t move it ar