Thursday, June 6, 2013

DIY Grippy Hangers: Stop shirts from sliding off hangers

stop shirts from sliding off hangers by adding hot glue to hangers
It drives me nuts when shirts slide off their hangers.

You slap that baby back on the hanger, give it a good stare down to show it who's boss, and then ever so carefully return it to the closet. 

But when your shirt's too wide for the span of the hanger? It will inevitably slide off again...and again...looking quite sad, slumped and crumpled. I don't know why it irritates me so much. Grrrr.

Since I don't have any fancy hangers with that fuzzy stuff on them that makes shirts stick like a charm, I decided I must have something crafty I could use to make my own. And in fact, I did. It pays to be a girl with a glue gun.

How to Make your own Grippy Hangers
{Stop shirts from sliding!}


*Hot Glue Gun with glue stick
*Hanger (works on plastic, wood and wire)
use hot glue to help clothes grip to their hangers


*Heat your hot glue gun
*Squirt a line of glue across the top arm of the hanger on both sides. If your hanger has divets, don't go in them.

apply hot glue to a hanger's arm to add grip

*Once your hot glue has been applied, it should look something like this (below).
*Wait for the hot glue to dry (usually only takes a few minutes)

stop clothes from sliding off hangers by applying hot glue to the hanger arm

*Once dry, the hot glue becomes more cloudy in appearance (below). Touch it to make sure it has completely dried. That rubbery substance is what will keep your shirts in place!

*Gently peel off any stray glue strands.

Dried hot glue on a hanger becomes rubbery to prevent shirts from sliding

And voila! You now have a Grippy Hanger that will keep those sliding t-shirts in place!

use hot glue on hangers to prevent shirts from sliding

Not bad for a 5 minute project.

how to keep shirts on their hangers: DIY Grippy Hangers

Job Update:
For those of you following the saga of my job change, I'm still in limbo. What was once an "unalterable change", is now possibly changing again. What? I can only hope that means I'll get to stay at my school, but I'm not holding my breath. After a lot of prayers and talking things through, I feel more at peace about everything. Although my number one wish is to stay with my current kids, staff and school, I know I can make a difference wherever I go, and if I'm needed elsewhere, I will be sad, but I will accept that. I'll keep you posted. xo

EDIT (same day after work): You won't believe it. I'm still having a hard time believing it myself, but the big boss changed his mind and is allowing me to stay at my current school! I am so grateful and happy. This is truly a miracle and answer to many prayers. I'm walking on sunshine! Woohoo!

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  1. What a great idea! The hanger slippage drives me nuts, too! I would never have thought about hot glue.

  2. Yay about your job! I'll have to do this to a few hangers sometime, people say to just use the ribbons that come with store bought clothes but they are crazy scratchy!

    1. Thanks Zoe! I'm so happy about my job. And I know what you mean about the ribbons inside shirts. They do itch! I'm always tempted to cut them out and usually do. :)

  3. This is genius, Shannon! I have a few outfits in particular that just stubbornly refuse to stay on the hanger; this sounds like the perfect solution! And that's wonderful news that your prayers were answered and you get to stay where you wanted! God is good.

    The Thinking Closet

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment Lauren! I'm happy I stumbled upon your blog - it's full of awesome tips!

  4. Great idea. I hate my clothes falling alive, have not yet found any Hangers direct able to fix this problem


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