The world of hanging Crimson hanger projects is big, but not all of them are that challenging. If you’re the creative kind, you know exactly what you want and how to get it. But for those who aren’t as fortunate as we are? Well, hanging isn’t so easy! There are so many different ways to execute a creepy Halloween theme in your own home that it’s almost impossible to list them all. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do with a piece of wood that won’t involve your parents or a coal loader. Make your own hollow hanger – that way, you can concentrate on creating the design rather than getting stuck into the construction and upkeep details. If you already have a pair of scissors and some patience, this article will be helpful in learning how to hang sashimi from a knife. But if you don’t have any tools but an inclination for making art or craft projects … well, this article will help! We’ve got something for everyone!
How To Hang Sawtooth Hanger?
1. Find a piece of wood
Any wood is fine. You can even use pine if you have to, but it’s not the easiest to find or the most cost-effective. It’s also not very durable, so save it for when you’re done with this project. For our purposes, we’ll be using hardwood.
2. Sand down the wood
Take your time and do it right! If you rush through this step or don’t give your wood enough attention, your sawtooth hanger will look cheap and flimsy in no time at all.
3. Drill holes for the hangers
Use a drill bit that’s about 1/4″ bigger than the diameter of your hanger (1/4″ = 1/8″ = 1/16″). Make sure that you don’t drill too many holes (just two) because they will get in each other’s way as they hang from each other. Use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the diameter of your hanger for better stability and more space between them to prevent snagging on each other. Measure twice, drill once!
4. Cut out sawtooth shapes from headband material – use bandsaw or scissors
A bandsaw makes this process easy and fast – just line up your material with the blade and cut! You can use scissors if you’d like, but it’ll take much longer to do so and may result in some snags along the way as well as a more ragged-looking finish.
5. Sand down the edges of the sawtooth shapes
This step is optional, but it’ll make your hangers look better and will help protect them from fraying. If you’re not going for a finished-looking product, skip this step!
6. Paint/seal with polyurethane (optional)
If you’d like to protect your wood from stains and other damage, use polyurethane or another paint sealant to seal the wood before you hang it up. This will also provide protection against moisture and insects (leaving it exposed to water would be a disaster).
How To Hang A Hanger?
1. Cut off the headband material
To hang your hanger, you’ll need a piece of fabric that’s approximately 2″ – 3″ larger than the circumference of your sawtooth hanger. For example, if you have a 1″ diameter hanger, you would need a 1.25″-1.5″ piece of fabric for hanging.
2. Cut out two pieces of fabric for your hangers
You’ll want to make two separate pieces of fabric for each side – one that’s slightly wider and one that’s slightly narrower (not so wide as to be floppy, not so narrow as to be difficult to handle).
3. Press out the edges of the sawtooth shapes onto each piece of fabric
Lay the sawtooth shapes on top of each piece of fabric and press down with an iron or other heat-proof object until it fits snugly against the shape (there should be no gaps or wiggling). Do not fold or crease them in any way – this will ruin their appearance and make them look cheap! If you’d like, use a tailor’s chalk to draw lines on each shape before pressing them down (this is optional but recommended).
4. Assemble your hanger
To assemble your new little friend: Fold one end over so that it overlaps the other end by about 1/4″, pin in place and stitch along both sides with a sewing machine or needle and thread (a sewing machine is preferable because it will give you a cleaner, neater finished edge). Repeat this step with the other end.
5. Hang it up!
With a hunger that’s large enough to accommodate it, you can easily hang your new creation up on your wall using picture wire or other strong, thin wire that’s not likely to break. You can also use picture hanging hooks if you’d like (these are a more modern option and are easier to install than wire) – but they’re not necessary.
Theory On How To Hang A Hanger
1. You can make a hanger that’s flat or curved.
This is up to you, but if you want to make a hanger that’s curved, it’s best to cut it out of fabric first and then fold it in half. If you’d like to make a hanger that’s flat, I recommend cutting it out of card stock (a thick piece of paper), folding the card stock in half, and then cutting around the shape. The advantage of this method is that you can cut out the shape once, instead of having to do this every time.
2. Use sawtooth shapes for most projects
There are many other shapes you could use – like circles and triangles – but I find that the sawtooth shape works best because they’re easy to hang up on a wall without being too bulky. Also, the sawtooth shape allows the hanger itself to be thinner than if you used all-over designs on your hangers. This makes for a more elegant look when hung up on your wall!
3. Use strong materials for your hangers
Use only strong, sturdy materials for hanging your new creations – otherwise, they may break or bend under their own weight (and fall off your wall)! Avoid fabrics such as cotton because they’re easily damaged by water and insects and are not likely to last very long (they also tend not to be very pretty). You can even use canvas if you’d like – but again, please avoid using heavy fabrics such as denim and cotton.
4. Use the right kind of hangers
If you don’t want to use a hanger, then you can use a picture wire or a strong, thin wire. To install a picture wire, purchase one that’s at least twice as long as you’d like your finished product to be (so for example, if you’d like your finished product to be about 1/2″ tall, then buy one that’s about 2″ long). Cut the wire at an angle and insert it into the top of your hanger. Then, use some clothes pins or thumbtacks to secure the wire in place.
5. The right kind of hangers for you
If you’re going to be making a lot of hangers, then I’d recommend getting a plastic hanger. Plastic hangers are strong and last longer than wooden ones. They’re also easy to clean and store. But if you don’t want to spend the money on plastic hangers, then I suggest using wire or picture hanging hooks – because they’re inexpensive, easy to install, and will last for years (and look great!).
6. Make sure your wire is long enough
The length of your wire will depend on how long you want your finished product to be – but in general, the more wire you have, the longer it will be. Also, if you’re using clothes pins or thumbtacks to hang it up on your wall (instead of using picture hooks), then again, the length of the wire is important so that it’s not too bulky or heavy. If there’s too much weight hanging from your wall (due to too many clothes pins or thumbtacks), then it can bend or break! So make sure that your wire is long enough!
7. Cut out a shape from card stock paper
You can use any shape that works for you – but I recommend cutting out the shape first so that it’ll be easier to fold in half when sewing them together later on.
You don’t need fancy tools or even a nail to create a great, lasting hanger. With a little bit of experimenting, you can create an item that is both decorative and functional. Whether you choose to use a wooden pallet for your pallet or use an old wooden crate, you can create a great, lasting hanging. Hanging is both artistic and functional. It allows you to create a unique, lasting piece that can either be hung on a wall or hung on a nail.