When spring cleaning rolls around the first part of the house I attack is the closet — think clothes and shoes flying like a movie montage. When everything’s donated and my closet gets put back together, I’m always a little let down at how similar it looks to the before, and in a matter of weeks my clothes have bunched together and slipped off the hangers again.
So this year, I came up with a fun solution to brighten things and stay organized all year round. This is super easy and works on almost any type of hanger, perfect for adding a no-slip feature and pop of color to the hanger’s you’ve already got in your closet!
This project is great because it doesn’t require many tools or materials. Just make sure that you open a window before you begin, as the other gals in our studio can attest, liquid rubber smells just as nice as you might think.
Start by pouring some of the un-tinted plasti dip into your container, then slowly begin adding tint to create your desired color. Just remember, a little goes a long way! I added the tint a few drops at a time, stirring completely between additions until I was happy with the bright blush it achieved.
If you’re going for a super-thick rubber coating skip to the next step, but for a thinner layer or just to make your plasti dip go a little further, you can mix in a paint thinner. After further research, I discovered Xylene is the best solvent for thinning plasti dip and creates the smoothest finish.
Now for the fun part! Squeeze your plastic container into a thin oval shape so that the plasti dip goes further to your desired height on the hanger. Slowly dip one side of your hanger at a rate of about 4 seconds an inch, then back out again at the same steady pace.
Repeat on the other side and hang in an area with some newspaper underneath in case of dripping.
After the pink, I decided to play around with some other colors and mixed up the perfect shade of blue to go with my white hangers! I kept this one super thick and had to wipe off the excess coating from the bottom using my stir stick, but I love how the texture turned out.
Project and styling by Gwen McKenzie for Jojotastic.
Photography by Meghan Klein.
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