Friday DIY: Custom Wire Name Wedding Hangers

I’m sure many of you have seen these beautiful hangers with a wire Mrs. {insert last name} or even a wedding date all over wedding blogs, but did you know they’re pretty easy to make?

Image via the Noce shop on Etsy.

Now this will take some practice so I suggest you buy much more wire than you need. These make great photo props and even adorable bridesmaid gifts.

Here’s what you need:

  • 14 gauge galvanized wire available at any home improvement store. (100 ft for under $5)
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers (cover the metal noses with masking tape to prevent marking up your wire)
  • Wooden hangers (without the pant bar on the bottom)
  • Drill with drill bit about the size of your wire
  • Gorilla glue or some other super strong glue
  • Pen and paper

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Measure out your wire for the size of the name. Typically allow 10 to 12 inches of wire per letter plus a little more so you can attach it to your hanger.
  2. Write out the name how you would like it on the hanger using your pen and paper. You can get some ideas on Etsy of how the letters are made.
  3. Slowly start to shape your wire using your hands and the needle nose pliers if needed using your written name as a guide. If you get a kink in your wire, put it in the recycle bin and start again, unless this is your practice piece of course. It’s really hard to get kinks out.
  4. Once you have your name formed drill two holes in the hanger but don’t go all the way thru. You may want to just go in a 1/2 inch or so.
  5. Put a little glue in the hole and a little on your wire. Insert the wire into the holes and allow to dry.

Tada! You’ve got yourself a fancy hanger!

Now if you don’t have the time or patience head on over to Etsy and you’ll find plenty of shops who will make you a custom hanger. The Noce shop on Etsy has a beautiful selection for just $25.

Happy DIYing ladies and don’t forget to come see us in the studio. We’d love to help you find the perfect vendors for your big day!

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