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Even though you can't buy Brandy Melville hangers on Amazon, all you need are two simple materials that you probably have at home to make them yourself!
Every time I go into Brandy Melville, I can't believe how simple and cute their displays are! One of the things that dresses up the store is their vintage-looking and super cozy Brandy Melville hangers! They make the racks look so much more unique and make the clothes feel less stark. I decided I wanted to try to make my own and they turned out even better than I thought they would!
This DIY is super cool because you can use fabric scraps, ribbon, jelly rolls (quilt strips), or any kind of fabric you want! I tested a few different kinds of fabrics (jersey, cotton, and prints) and they all worked really well. If my memory serves me correctly, the actual Brandy Melville hangers have a very soft, off-white stretch fabric (like a jersey). I had some trouble finding the exact fabric, so I just used what was at my local fabric store.
I literally just went into my closet and picked out some wire hangers, all of them were pretty mismatched and different sizes but I think that it adds to the charm! You could probably do this with plastic hangers but you will see the little notch used for the straps, which is no big deal, just not what Brandy Melville uses as far as I'm aware!
I am obsessed with my trusty hot glue gun! I got my mini at my local craft store, but this full size one definitely is catching my eye. There really is no limit to what hot glue can do, it's a must if you're crafty. You probably have one lying around, but if you don't, make sure you're stocked.
A jelly roll is a funny name for a roll of different strips of fabric, all typically the same size, just different patterns. These are used a lot in quilting. I ended up using an off-white cotton fabric from my local fabric store as well as some leftover pointelle jersey fabric that I had laying around. I would say the off-white color is closer to the Brandy Melville hanger color, but the texture of the fabric is more like a stretch knit jersey. A jelly roll is nice because it's usually cut into 2.5" strips, so you could just use these and not even have to cut them (they're about 1/2 an inch wider than the cut I used, but it's close enough) or you can just trim off the 1/2 inch and it'll be super easy since they're already pre-cut!
This would be my best guess for the Brandy Melville fabric although I haven't tried this exact one yet. If I do, I will come back and update this post. I simply used an off-white cotton and some leftover stretch pointelle fabric that I had. I felt like the pointelle fabric was the right texture but that the color was too stark white to be a Brandy Melville hanger. The off-white cotton I used was the right color, but definitely not as soft as a Brandy Melville hanger. I still think they turned out really cute!
If you don't have fabric lying around, you could get creative! Use an old sheet or pillowcase to repurpose the fabric. This DIY could easily be done with stuff you have around the house!
Here are some fabrics that I didn't use, but would be so fun! I've seen colored/patterned fabric on the Brandy Melville hangers and I think I want to do something with these fabrics next!
For this part, I used strips about 2" by 38". Based on the fabric I had, sometimes the strips were longer and sometimes shorter, but I mainly stuck to the 2" width. This DIY is so easy, you could use a smaller width, you'll just be doing more wrapping! If your strip isn't long enough, you'll just want to use another strip to keep it going, but this measurement worked perfectly for me to use 2 strips exactly. You could probably experiment with this and make these hangers with ribbon as well! The nice part is you can use scrap fabric and just wrap around as many times as you can, so these hangers can turn out super cool and unique.
Any hangers will work, I used wire because they most closely resembled the Brandy Melville hangers. I just took some old hangers out of my closet. Some are bigger and some are smaller but I didn't mind!
This is optional, but I just wanted to make sure my strips didn't look super wrinkled when I put them on the hangers.
I started at the bottom left of the hanger (as pictured). This doesn't really matter, but I found it worked perfectly with the strip sizes I was using! Just use a thin layer of hot glue to glue the strip to the hanger. Wrap the fabric around. This is your starting point.
This part is super easy! Just wrap the fabric around the hanger. I started out super neat, trying to make sure nothing got folded over, but after making a few, I just decided that the messier the better! You can go whatever direction you would like, but you can see here I went up and towards me. You can also choose how uniform you want the wrap to be, as you can tell I liked the messy look best! Feel free to add hot glue at various parts as you wrap around. The more hot glue, the more secure the fabric will be, but since we are wrapping around, it stays put pretty well!
Keep wrapping, even around the sides. Make sure that you don't leave any part of the hanger exposed!
When you get to the end, hot glue the last bit down onto the hanger.
Place your new strip on top of the piece you just glued down and add hot glue.
Keep wrapping in the same direction and be sure to cover the neck of the hanger.
Keep going all the way around the neck.
Hot glue the strip when you get to the end of the hanger neck.
Cut off the excess.
Put a little bead of hot glue in the center of the opening at the end and pinch it closed.
One side done!
Go back to the beginning and glue another strip down on top of the beginning piece.
Try to wrap in the same direction going the opposite way (so it looks like the fabric wraps the same way all the way down. Add a little glue dot at the end so that the fabric stays in place.
This part is the most fun! Wrap the remaining fabric around the neck one time and insert the rest of the end through the top, making a knot. This knot will cover any remaining exposed hanger, plus it's the beginning of our bow.
This is what the knot looks like pulled through.
Go to the end of the remaining strip and cut straight down the middle until you reach the knot you made. If your strip is too short at this point, you can either just cut and leave the pieces dangling (no bow) or you could skip this step and take a longer strip and tie the bow around the neck separately. The method I have outlined here is nice because if the bow gets untied, it's still attached to the hanger.
You should have something that looks like this.
Tie a single knot using the two halves you just made.
Tie the bow!
So cute, right? This DIY is seriously so simple and I'm really happy with how it turned out! If I test out any other fabrics, I'll be sure to update this post! I like how the fabric on the hangers has raw edges and how it looks sort of messy! My kind of craft, perfectly imperfect!