March 18, 2012

What to Do With Those Hanger Strings... Easy DIY!


You know those stupid strings that are sewn into your shirts (usually from H&M)? They annoy me to no end! I have no idea what they're meant for but I always end up cutting them out. I have accumulated quite a few so I thought of a creative way to put them to use. A bracelet!


Supplies are fairly simple. It looks best to mix the colors of the hanger strings.


Find a ledge (I chose my sink) and tape the 3 strings evenly about one inch from the top.


Before you can start braiding you need to create a knot. To do this: lay one string on top of the others and fold it under (like a tie) and pull.


Now you can start braiding.


Braid all the way down to about an inch from the end of the strings (the same amount you left at the top). Create a knot again like you did at the top.


After you knotted the bottom. Clean up the excess strings with scissors.

Tie top and bottom together and VOILA!


So easy and now those hanger strings have a purpose!

18 comments:

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    1. haha I hate them too, glad I could find some use for them

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  2. I HATE those hanger strings. This is a good diy. I need to try it as I have so many of them.

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    1. I hate them too - now you can make them look pretty!

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  3. HA! What a cleaver idea! I hate them to there are very few of them that I keep...only f they actually get hung otherwise *snip snip*

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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    1. haha thank you, thank you :) Yeah I usually immediately cut them off!

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  4. Hi Kimberlee! This is a very clever idea, I usually cut these things off immediately and throw them out! Great reuse idea :)

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  5. Great idea, those strings are just so annoying! I usually just throw them away. I love the top in the first photo, can I ask you where you got it?

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    1. It's from the Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl's :)

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  6. The funny thing is I just cut those stupid strings out of my shirt this morning! I think they're sewn in for hanging up stuff (so the shoulders don't get stretched out?) but no one uses them. Very creative DIY!

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  7. i keep some of them coz some shirts are really hard to hang especially those slippery fabrics. any idea how to keep them in place when you're wearing the shirt? it's really annoying fixing it everytime.

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