photos by Jared Smith
With it being “winter” here in Houston for the last month and a half, I’ve finally decided to create a cute designated space for our coats and bags that isn’t the middle of the meeting table and every chair back in the room. We got this legit brass clothes hanger from Avelere that was begging me for a pop of color, so I came up with these DIY color dipped clothes hangers.
Yes, I know, you’re now all wondering why I would randomly have clothes hanging from our studio coat rack. Well my friends, I have to keep the mystery of the studio alive a little bit or you’ll have already seen everything by the time the studio launch party and tour rolls around! Plus a non-studioesque setting would be more relatable to most for everyday use anyways. Speaking of which, if you’re a household with lots of littles running around, color coded hangers might be the perfect weekend DIY for making everyone a designated foyer space!
Before you start threatening pom pom rehab on me, let me say that in my defense, pom poms are light, fluffy, and pretty much perfect for holiday gift wrapping. They’re just so cute! Add a little glitter and they’re about as awesome confetti and cupcakes (which is hard to beat in my book).
- Two pieces of cardboard (see tutorial)
To create glitter dipped pom poms, dab the edges of the pom with paint and a foam pouncer. Then sprinkle the wet paint with glitter and shake the excess off!
I really love all of the geometric shapes that are popular right now, but I wanted a way to use them that isn’t totally over done. Initially I thought of making geo planters, but somehow I settled on place card holders (I think it was sheer laziness, but don’t tell). I’m also still into the whole dipped trend too, I don’t know if that qualifies me as obsessive or not, but I combined the two anyways! Here’s how you can make your own with oven-bake clay and a little paint (or if you’re feeling lazy too, you can just buy mine)–
- Oven-bake clay
- Clay knife/exacto knife
- Wax paper
- Paint color of choice
- Wet/dry sandpaper (optional)
1 | Form the clay into smooth equally sized balls for the number of holders you need. I made mine about two inches in size.
2 | Use a smooth edged knife to randomly cut sections/facets from the ball of clay.
3 | Bake the geos according to your specific clay instructions.
4| If you’re kind of a perfectionist, you can use wet/dry sandpaper to smooth the sides (I use water to keep the dust down). Then dip the bottoms in all-purpose paint and let them dry!
I’m totally in love with the mint and gold color combo right now! What do you think, is this a project you would try? The possibilities are endless really: earrings, necklaces, place card holders, planters, general decor…