It seems like forever since I blogged a DIY project so I thought why not ease myself back into the swing of things with the most simplest of DIYs. Seriously simple, guys.
The inspiration behind this project came from a blanket my grandmother crocheted for me. For the past couple of years I’ve unfortunately been storing it in a cupboard. I wanted to display it in some way, and here’s the kicker, in a way that would KEEP KITTENS OFF OF IT [as it’s white, their fur shows up to no end on it. Kitties have plenty of their own blankets so they’re not deprived]. A lot of thinking went into it, and I eventually thought “why not hang it up?“
I wanted to keep this hanger idea very simple. Copper is very big this year so I quickly came to the conclusion of using a copper pipe and some rope to create an incredibly basic yet pretty hanger. I did a quick mock-up using some thick black ribbon I had laying around, and I think I actually prefer it. I think it works better with and compliments the blanket vs. using a piece of rope that might be competing in texture and attention.
FUNNY STORY – I kinda managed to blag this piece of copper pipe. As I was leaving a restaurant I noticed a gentleman working outside with quite a lot of copper pipes. I plucked up enough courage to ask if he had any leftover when he was finished, would he mind keeping a piece aside for me. We got talking and it turns out his other half also is forever collecting random pieces for projects, so he was well used to such requests o/ We were discussing sizes of pipe etc. when he found a piece about 2ft / 60cm long. “Here, just take this piece. Maybe hide it in your bag …“, so off I went with 2ft of copper pipe sticking out of my handbag and headed home! [thank you again so much, Donnacha!]
It’s a pretty self-explainatory DIY so I figured there was zero point in photographing steps. But just in case, here’s what to do …
– get copper pipe
– get some heavy ribbon or twine
– thread through and knot securely
– hang up blanket
– the end
So there you have it! Really simple, but [I think] gives a big impact. Happy Friday, homies! Hope you have a lovely weekend lined up.
Great use of material… It is nice and slippery, which makes pulling the blanket down to snuggle on a cold day, easy. I have been eyeing the copper pipe at my local hardware store to use as a new curtain rod.
Love this idea. Simple.
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A copper curtain rod. You blow my mind, Wheele. That would look so lush.
So simple, so effective!!! What an excellent idea. This is what I like – easy projects that look great! And that blanket is beautiful – it's good that it finally gets to be displayed and admired.
Well played, A. Well played. xx
My next crochet display project – getting the beautiful skully piece you made for me framed! I have it kept safe until I frame it, or think of another way to display it. Let's just hope it doesn't take a couple of years like it did for my grandmother's poor blanket!!! I am such a failure.
Oh that's lovely! Sometimes the simplest projects are the best 😉 xx
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I'm kind of in awe of your mad blagging skillz! And that is a gorgeous blanket, yay for crafty relatives!
This is such a cool and inexpensive idea! Love it!!!