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ah remember the days when you met up with your friend and all you talked about were boys, crushes, outfits etc etc.  don't get me wrong that still goes on, especially when you've got a mutual crush on robin thicke (shh don't tell michael, but seriously...wow ;) but now we find ourselves talking about some pretty serious stuff over here. like for example, hangers.

yes. hangers.

do you know how hard it is to find a decent looking hanger for a stand alone clothes rail? bloody hard people. ;)

so not one to leave a friend in hanger despair, i nabbed some of the gorgeous swallow wallpaper she had left over from doing up her spare room (that's were the rail is) and told her to leave it with me.

so armed with some ikea hangers (8 for £4 so total bargain) i got to work...


other items i used which aren't pictured were paint (similar colour to the paper) and ribbon.

i painted the hanger first, then while it was drying i cut out two of the swallows from the paper.

once the paint had dried i glued the swallows onto the hanger...


i then wrote a quote on the hanger (permanent marker) which i knew my friend would love.


'if you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing' - coco chanel

i then gave the hanger a coat of mod podge (the BEST matt glue) to seal it.

and here is the end result...


so that's one down the rest to go ;)

when i've finished them i'll take a picture of them in my friends spare room.

for now here's the hanger in mine...


does this mean we can go back to talking about robin thicke now, sam? ;)

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  1. Good going! That turned out really nicely. Your friend will surely love them.

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  2. Well aren't you clever/creative! Love it! :) Isn't it so fun to make things with your hands?! :)

    xo,
    Henna
    http://hennablossom.com

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    1. ah thanks lady, so fun and very therapeutic :)

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  3. I want pretty hangers!!!!! Love this X

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  4. This is such a lovely idea. I love it!

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  5. This is just so cute!! I've given up on nice hangers-for some reason, the husband is so heavy handed with them and they just snap. Unless I get nice ones for my own closet and leave the ugly dry-cleaner freebie ones with him!!! Good job-your friend will love them!

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    1. thank you :)
      ha ha i like your plan. my husband is forever stealing my hangers, drives me nuts as it leaves me with all the crap wire dry cleaner ones.
      who knew there was so many hanger debates going on ;)

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  6. That is one cool hanger! Looks beautiful and with a wonderful message! Love it. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday and have a great week.

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    1. thanks judy, and thanks for hosting.
      i loved the message too :)

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  7. What a lovely idea. I really like the pretty birds on it!

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    1. thank you pommy! and thanks for stopping buy!

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  8. Love these clever lady! I knew they were for Sammy before I read the end. They are going to look awesome in her spare room. I can see them for myself in four days time!! :-)

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  9. P.S Who the flamin nora is Robin Thicke?

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    1. ah thanks ruthy!
      what in god's earth do you mean 'who is robin thicke??!!
      let me tell you lady by the end of this weekend you'll know!

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    2. Haha brill I will look forward to it!

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  10. Such a cute idea! Pinning. I must admit, I am somewhat dysfunctional with my clothes....I never seem to hang, I fold, pile, and stack. Maybe if I had cute hangers.....
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

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    1. thank you kim!
      oh i'm hanger obsessed as hate ironing, i find if i hang my clothes after washing to dry they never crease. just re read that line, oh dear how very sad i am!!
      thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. I love these! I could never get the writing to look as good as that though, lol. :)

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    1. thank you sarah louise. i did the writing quickly as i knew if i took my times doing it i'd make a right balls up of it!

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  12. Oh my gosh, this looks so great! I'd never think to do something creative like this with a hanger. It's gorgeous!

    www.ciderwithrosie.com

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    1. thank you rosie! it was a hit with my friend so very pleased :)

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  13. Arr I love these, I need to get me some wooden coat hangers now. These are great :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays ...

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    1. Thanks again for linking up, featuring these this week at the hop, love them :)

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    2. ah thank you claire! i love linking up on your site and seeing all the other wonderful link ups. honored to be featured this week! :)

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  14. Lovely. What a lucky friend - perhaps she will offer to babysit ;-)

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    1. it's all part of my master plan ha ha ha :)

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  15. How pretty! You just put my plain old hangers to shame!

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