Having a personalized hanger to hold your wedding dress is becoming a new trend that makes a great gift for a bride to be! However, if you want to have a unique hanger this can get pricey and is an unnecessary added expense. Here is an inexpensive and quick way of creating your own personalized hanger:
-14 gauge galvanized wire (available at any home improvement store)
-Needle nose pliers (you can find a 2-in-1 tool that cuts & bends wire)
-Drill with drill bit about the size of your wire
-Glue gun or strong gorilla glue
-Pen and paper
Step 1: Pre-plan your font
We suggest writing or printing out exactly how you want your font on a piece of paper before you start to bend your wire, this will make it easier to see how your finished product will look!
STEP 2: Measure & Bend your wire
Start to measure out how much wire you will need for your hanger, allow approximately 10 to 12 inches of wire per letter plus a little more so you can attach it to your hanger.
Tip: Cut a few extra practice pieces of wire, it will take a couple tries to get your bending just right but be patient!
Step 3: Drill!
Drill two holes in the bottom inside of the hanger but don’t go all the way through, you may want to just go in a 1/2-inch or so.
Step 4: Attaching the wire
On both sides of the wire put a small amount of glue, be careful not to put too much since the wire will not fit nicely into the hanger and you will see the excess glue.
Step 5: Accessorize (optional)
You can decorate your hanger by tying a bow around the hook or gluing on rhinestones to the wood. This is your chance to make it even more personalized and creative!