Upcycled Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

Upcycled Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

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 they are gifts for him – belt hanger or belt organizer made from vintage pants hangers!

Anyway.

Some of you may already know this, but I used to make upcycled leather cuffs and sell them in my now-closed Etsy shop.

Leather cuffs made from upcycled old belts that Sadie Seasongoods used to sell on Etsy / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Examples of what I used to sell!

This means that I always had an inordinate number of belts in my craft room and it would 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.

Belt hanger or belt organizer from the store that could be made from pants hangers or a pants hanger by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Totally doable, right?

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 pants 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.

Vintage pants hangers or pants hanger to be upcycled and repurposed into belt hanger or belt organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I’ve wanted to upcycle this kind of hanger for years!

Upcycling a pants hanger into a belt hanger or belt organizer is easy AND perfect for:

  • Thoughtful gifts for him
  • Anniversary gifts for men
  • Gifts for older men
  • Best Man gifts
  • Valentine gifts for him

Making a Belt Hanger from a Vintage Pants Hanger

And now, my friends- the super complicated (I kid, I kid) tutorial! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

First, I bought some robe hooks- some in black, and some in antiqued brass.

Making one of the best man gifts from old pants hangers upcycled into belt organizer or belt hanger by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s do this!

On my particular pants hangers, four hooks per side was perfect – belt hanger here I come!

Making a belt hanger from old pants hangers or pants hanger as the best man gifts by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Looking good, looking good.

Using masking tape, I taped each hook to the pants hanger so I could mark the spots for the screws…or so I thought.

Preparing to make best man gifts of belt hanger or belt organizer with upcycled pants hangers by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Getting the drill out…and then putting it away. Whoops!

Once we started screwing in the hardware, however, the tender old wood of my pants hangers started to crack! I’m not terribly surprised…so I decided to simply glue the hooks to the pants hangers.

Thoughtful Gifts for Him – DIY Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

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 / belt hangers for my crafting belts!

How to upcycle pants hangers into a belt hanger or belt organizer for anniversary gifts for men by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…and now I have extra screws for my hardware jar!

And there you go- it works perfectly as a belt hanger or belt organizer! 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.

Wouldn’t these be perfect as gifts for older men or anniversary gifts for me? Simple to make and old pants hangers are easy to find at thrift stores. Valenti gifts for him, Best Man gifts – so many possibilities with this DIY belt hanger project idea.

Upcycling pants hangers into a belt hanger or belt organizer for best man gifts or thoughtful gifts for him by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easy but WONDERFULLY functional!

See, I told you it was ridiculously simple…but I’m also ridiculously happy to have them made! Closet organization or closet solutions are always a good idea, especially when they’re this easy to make.

Looking for more cool gifts for guys that are DIY? Check out this collection here for inspiration for other upcycled and repurposed best man gifts!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. These would make great necklace hangers too!

  2. chris aka monkey says:

    sarah you always think of the coolest things xx

  3. Just what I need. Great idea.

  4. Great attractive idea! sometimes the simple stuff is the best.Come share it Sunday at Family Joy Blog linkup. http://www.pursueyourproject.com Thanks!

  5. Love this, thank you for sharing!

  6. Now this project will reduce my aggravation in storing my belts. And it is a very stylish solution as well.

  7. SO clever, like all of your ideas Sarah! I really need one of these as well, my belts are all over the place and I don’t like that. This is easy, pretty and so functional= perfect!!

  8. This is awesome! It may seem like a simple project, but it has potential to be an organizer for so many things.

  9. Such a great idea! I have lots of these hangers because I use them to hang kids’ art work, but now a couple will be made into scarf holders. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasure of the NW’s DIY party!

  11. Thanks for sharing a daily need DIY! I’ll ask my husband for help with thislater. Stay healthy and beautiful, Sarah XOXO

  12. What a great idea! Great way to keep belts neat and organized. Be cute for organizing necklaces and bracelets as well.

  13. What a great idea! Easy and functional. Thanks!

  14. This is cool idea and I am going to make one.

  15. So clever! Thank you for sharing!

  16. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    I really like your cuffs, they are really cool and fun! And you have discovered a great way to organize your belts, brilliant! I don’t have many belts, but I do have scarves, this would be a great way to hang them all so I can see them in the closet and be able to choose one by looking at them all. Great idea!

  17. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared.

  18. What a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  19. This is such a great idea. I have one of these hangers and some hooks leftover from another project, I can hardly wait to make my own. Thanks for this awesome idea.

  20. “Easy but WONDERFULLY functional!” Thank you very much!

  21. Isabel Louet-Lerma says:

    j’adore ce cintre en bois avec ses crochets, c’est une très bonne idée que je garde pour mon rangement de ceintures, Merci

  22. Great idea! Are belts what you make your bracelet cuffs out of? Anyway, those are adorable!

  23. I always want to make one, but also afraid that the organizer is not strong enough to lift up these heavy belts. But your post lightens me up!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  24. For your idea of belt hanger is really creative. It looks different. Not only used as belt hanger but also hat, accessories, etc. Thanks Sarah.

  25. Oh Sarah… you continue to slay me with your genius junk takes. A pant hanger becomes a belt hanger… but of course it would! Too beautiful to be hidden in a closet I say!

    Featured you this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 348. Thanks for linking up!

  26. Thank you SO very much, Donna- linked up my latest last night! I hope you are feeling better so that you can have a gorgeous, autumn-y, DIY-filled weekend!

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