Okay, so how is this only $2.00? I’m so glad you asked! This scarf hanger is made from two essential items: shower curtain hooks and a pants hanger. The shower curtain hooks came from my local Dollar Tree, at $1.00 for a pack of 12, and the pants hanger was purchased from Ikea, which cost $.59. I already had the paint and glue on hand for this project, but even if you add that in, you can certainly make this under $10.00. So, let’s get started!
For this DIY you’ll need:
- 10 shower curtain hooks (the circular, plastic kind)
- 1 pants hanger
- Acrylic paint (optional)
- Sponge brush
- Painter’s tape
- E-6000 glue or a Gorilla glue that dries clear
- Super glue
- Wax paper
After the glue has had an hour to begin drying, reinforce the seams with super glue. The hanger will NOT be dry here, so do not attempt to pick it up! It will be very tacky but not secure yet. Try picking it up after about 5-6 hours to make sure the glue isn’t cemented to the wax paper. Chances are, it won’t be. See those beads of glue on the wax paper in the photo above? Wax paper is perfect for resisting the tackiness of glue. E-6000 glue completely cures in 24 hours, but you probably will be able to pick it up after 5 or 6 hours. And it will dry clear.
Turn the hanger over and glue on the opposite side where the hooks touch to reinforce it more. Apply the E-6000 glue in the cracks first, and then when that dries a bit, reinforce it again with the super glue. Essentially, you’re just doing the same steps you did when it was flipped on the opposite side. You will need to let this side dry for the same amount of time. Hey, there’s no such thing as “over-reinforcing.” It should feel very solid and secure when you are completely done.