Saturday, February 11, 2012

Knock Off Valentines Hanger Tutorial!

I LOVED the new Valentines line in a certain "Barn" catalog but didn't like the prices at all, so I decided to give making them myself a try...the results for the hearts hanger are below. Not a dead on copy but pretty close with a total cost of $3.50 vs the $45 for the catalog version.
My finished Valentines hanging!

I didn't want to pay $8 at the craft store for a metal ring so I bought an old lamp shade from a thrift store $1!

I cut out the top ring and ended up with this (I'm saving the lower metal ring for another project)
Now gather your other supplies, Fishing line ($1.50 at wal-mart if you dont have any), glittery pipe cleaner ($2.00 at Jo-anns, I used a 50% off coupon so $1!), Cardstock hearts of various sizes (I used my cricut but you could totally do that by hand), Sissors, a ruler, and a pin.

Cut a 14" piece of fishing line and tie it to your metal ring.
Now poke a hole in your heart (I varied this, I did some in the center and some to the side)

Now thred yout heart on your fishing line and tie a knot in the line where you wanted it to hang. Repeat this till you have 4-5 hearts on your line.

Here is a finished line. Repeat this all the way around your ring. Mine took 12 lines to look nice and full, will vary depending on the size of your ring.
Now wrap the metal ring with the pipe cleaners. This make it look finished and will help hold your lines in place around the ring. Last, wrap a few (mine took 3) pipe cleaners in the center to use to hang your "hanger" and Voila!

I hope you have found this helpful.
Happy Valentines!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hello!
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