Image above: de la Barra Photography
When planning our Design*Sponge wedding shoot, we were completely captivated by the deep reds of the dinner plate dahlias are in season during the Fall. Their deep red color made us think of wine and so wine became a little secondary theme for our wedding shoot. We created this wine-inspired photo backdrop. And our styling consultant on the shoot, Ginny Branch Stelling, came up with this project that actually uses wine as a material. I love the idea of crafting a special hanger for your wedding dress. It would also be fun to make one for each of your bridesmaids. If you’re not planning a wedding anytime soon, this idea could be extended for to your coat closet hangers – one for each member of the family and then a couple of “guest hangers.” It’s all about the details! Thanks to Jenn Gietzen for the hand-lettering on this project!. -Amy
- Wooden Hangers
- 6 bottles of cheap wine
- Large, wide bucket or tub
- Liquid Frisket
- Rubber Eraser
Step 1: Sand wooden hangers all over to remove finish. The wood needs to be raw so it can absorb dye.
Step 2: Take liquid frisket and calligraph either “bride” and “maids” or the names of the bridal party. This will mask off the lettered area so the natural wood will come through.
See the rest of the how-to after the jump!
Step 3: Soak hangers for 12-24 hours.
Step 4: Dry and remove the frisket with an eraser.
Step 5: Hangers can be sealed with a clear varnish topcoat for extra protection.