Make time: 45mins // Skill level: Low
One big problem in our hour is space. We have a small home and everything has a place - except for my partners clothes which seem to be speed bumps on the way to the bathroom at 2am in the morning. So here is a DIY clothes hanger to get those clothes up off the floor.
You will need:
A drill and a drill bits (8mm, 6mm and 4mm)
8mm thick cotton cord - I used 2.5m
Protective gel dots if you want to protect your wall
A hook (if you are renting, a 3M hook might be best)
1.2m long 25mm thick wooden dowel cut into two
Ruler or tape measure
Mark 5cm in from each end of the dowel and drill a hole through with the smallest drill bit (4mm). Then drill a bigger hole with the 6mm and then with the 8mm.
Once all your holes have been drilled you might want to run some sand paper over them if you’re feeling a little OCD. Take the rope which should have some tape on one end if it’s a new roll. If it’s not - wrap some tape around the end so it’s easier to feed through the holes.
Feed the rope through all the holes and tie a knot at the end (leaving a little room for some tassels if you like). I suggest hanging your dowel and rope on the hook in your room and adjusting the rope to make sure your hanger sits evenly and doesn’t hang too low (read: low enough for the toddler to swing on).
Once you are happy with the length, cut the rope and tie off the other end. Make tassels on the ends by unraveling the rope.
If you want to protect your walls, add some protective sticky gels to the wall side of the dowel. And wa-la… a space saving clothes hanger!