Last year, I made simple doll clothes hangers for my daughters birthday party. Each of her guests left with a one-of-a-kind doll outfit. I never thought to share how I made these simple doll clothes’ hangers. I’ve been making them for my daughters American Girl dolls for a while now. Recently, we have been invited to a lot of birthday parties and again I made handmade doll clothes with matching hanger. Several parents wanted to know where I had gotten them. So here you go, The Simple Doll Clothes’ Hanger DIY. And simple they are! Just look in your closet for those wire hangers from the dry cleaners – not the white ones for mens shirts but the ones for pants and sweaters etc.
I love these. They don’t have sharp parts that could hurt a child or you as you are turning these simple adult-sized hangers into these cute ones.
No, you won’t need any specialized-doll-clothes-hanger-tools, I promise. You can make these with your bare hands! 🙂 let’s get started:
First, remove the cardboard tube at the bottom (1). Put aside as we will need the tube later. Now start by bending one arm of the hanger inwards (2). Easy right?
(3) now bend the same side downwards to and repeat on opposite side (4).
now you’ll need that cardboard tube from earlier. I cut mine in half with an old kitchen knife. Use any craft knife that you have handy. (5 & 6) now you can insert the half- tube back into those open ends at the bottom.
You are done! But I like to tie a little ribbon around the neck of the hanger for the perfect finish.
I always make a bunch of these to have on hand for my signature birthday gift set
and my daughter’s doll has all her clothes hung up nicely on this cool display I purchased when a local children’s boutique sold their displays.
It’s nice to have everything visible which just screams: come play with me! These clothes get played with more than other toys we store in baskets.