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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dollhouse Miniature Clothes Hangers

This week for Trash to Treasure Thursday I show how to turn a simple paper clip into a clothes hanger.

This is a super simple project and really cheap to do. I did have a lot of trouble with the paint coating the paper clips I had because it kept splitting on me. The only paper clips I could find in the house this week were from Dollar Tree and I know that was the problem. I did like that the wire they were made from is a lot thinner so it was easier to both bend them and to cut them. On the down side the paint that covers them is also a lot thinner so it was a battle to get the hangers done and have them look good. In the past when I have done these I have used better quality paper clips and although the wire itself was harder to work with the paint covering was more cooperative. I think these would be nice made with the plain paper clips (the not coated ones) too and then the paint would not be an issue.

This is an easy project to size up to Barbie size (1/6th scale) simply look for the larger the paper clips. I know these will be made of a much heavier wire so they will be a bit harder to work with but they should turn out very nice.

To figure out how big of a paper clip you need just hold it up to the back of the doll at the top of the shoulders. The paper clip should be just a bit wider than the doll's shoulders.

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