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If you came from Nicollette's blog at Beyond Scrappin', you are in the right place.
Today I am sharing this fun upcycled coat hanger for you. My youngest son has already called "dibs" on it!:)
I created this terrific coat hanger. I repainted it, changed out the hardware, and added a super-fun Christopher Robin quote using my Cricut, the Simply Sweet cartridge, and vinyl.
This is what the coat hanger started as. I bought it from a garage sale for $1! It needed and insert for the middle and new hardware but for a $1 I couldn't leave without it!
First I cut a piece of wood for the insert. I used some 1/4" backer board. I just used a table saw and sanded the edges to fit. I then put a couple of thin layers of sky blue paint ($1 at Lowes).
I pulled off the hardware and painted the frame with a few layers of $1 black spray paint. I used a semigloss finish. After the front was dry I flipped it over and painted the back too.
When the insert was dry, I used a sponge and white acrylic paint to add clouds. I just think it really would fit with my Christopher Robin quote. :)
I put the insert in the frame and placed the new hardware on to get a good look at where the hooks would overhang the insert. This will help me when I am ready to place the words on the insert.
Using clear shelf paper, I created a transfer tape for my quote. I cut the quote on my Cricut, using the Simply Sweet cartridge. First I removed the negative space (all the extra vinyl around the letters and inside the letters). Then I placed the correct side of the vinyl letters face down onto the clear shelf paper. Using the grid paper from the shelf paper, I made sure the quote was straight.
Then I flipped the clear shelf paper over and applied it to the finished insert. I was very careful to line it up as straight as possible and burnished the letters down. Then I slowly pulled back the clear shelf paper. It really is pretty easy to apply the lettering this way and the clear shelf paper is so much cheaper that the vinyl transfer tape that Provo Craft sells for a project like this.
Here is one last look at my finished home decor project.
coat hanger (from garage sale) : $1
wooden insert / scrap wood : on hand
Sky blue spray paint : about .50 cents
Black semigloss spray paint : about .50 cents
new hardware : $1.50 each or $4.50
vinyl : .50 cents
clear shelf paper : .10 cents
Total cost: $5.40
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