Alright, I have to confess- this project is SOOOO simple that it probably doesn’t warrant a full blog post…but I put one together anyway. I hope you don’t mind…who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy for you anyway- especially since it would make a fantastic DIY gift.
Some of you may already know this, but I make upcycled leather cuffs and sell them in my Etsy shop.
This means that I always have an inordinate number of belts in my craft room and it can get a little out of control! I decided I needed to do something about it…and here we are with this blog post.
Years ago, I bought a dedicated belt hanger for Mr. Seasongoods…and after studying it, I realized how simple it would be to make my own knock-off version. It’s not exactly a complicated design and I knew right away what I would use.
I’ve yet to repurpose a vintage wooden hanger, but it dawned on me that this would be the perfect way to upcycle one of those trouser / pant hangers- you know the kind I’m talking about…short wooden slats that clamp close (and clothes). Luckily for me, my good friend Kate DiNatale Vintage let me reach into her closet and snag a couple for this project.
And now, my friends- the super complicated (I kid, I kid) tutorial! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
On my hangers, four hooks per side was perfect.
Using masking tape, I taped each hook to the hanger so I could mark the spots for the screws…or so I thought.
Once we started screwing in the hardware, however, the tender old wood started to crack! I’m not terribly surprised…so I decided to simply glue the hooks to the hangers. I used my favorite epoxy on one and a super strong glue on the other (and latter ended up being far easier to apply, FYI). I let them dry overnight, and boom- belt organizers for my crafting belts!
And there you go- it works perfectly! Now my crafting belts are hanging nicely, ready to become cuffs. I’ll probably be hanging these belt hangers on a wall so that my belts are all visible- but if you plan on hanging them in a closet, you could definitely add another row of hooks to the other side.
See, I told you it was ridiculously simple…but I’m also ridiculously happy to have them made! These belt organizers would definitely be an easy-to-make DIY holiday present for the men in your life, wouldn’t they? I know it’s a few months out, but the holidays will be here before you know it.