DIY Inspirational Hangers

7 Materials
30 Minutes
We all probably have lots of people in our lives that bless us and make us feel grateful for knowing them.

Why not use your creativity to show them a little token of your appreciation?

These simple little DIY Inspirational Hangers are the perfect way to get your hands into a quick project and to share your warmest thoughts with the special people in your life.
For this project, you'll only need a few supplies. You don't have to use the exact beads or colors I chose. Just take the idea and use what you like.
Start with a wooden craft rectangle and give it a coat of paint. If you use a good quality paint, a single coat is all you need.
After the paint is dry, begin stenciling your message. Use as few or as many templates as you like. This is a new-to-me stencil and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be using lots more of them. Visit the blog for details on these easy-to-use stencils.
Here's how mine looked after I finished stenciling all the words.
Next, you need a couple of holes for the hanger. I used a small drill bit in my cordless drill. This craft wood is really soft and it doesn't take much effort at all to drill a hole in it.
The last step is to add the hanger and decorate with beads.

Start by threading the wire into one of the holes, then wrap the end around to create a loop. String on the beads in any pattern or style you like. I added a few twists in the wire after several beads so that they wouldn't be stacked against each other and some of the wire would show.

When the wire is as long as you like, thread it through the second hole, then make another loop and twist the end to secure.
This is a fast and fun project that can be completed in less than an hour - perfect for the Time-Crunched Creative!
What would you stencil on yours?
Suggested materials:
  • Wooden craft rectangles   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Craft paint   (Hobby Lobby)
  • 22 gauge jewelry wire   (Hobby Lobby)
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