How to make 18 doll hangers in 15 minutes

diy doll hangers

On Monday we shared how we modified a cupboard we have had for years into a Doll Closet. Hangers are absolutely necessary for a closet. I have searched for some affordable hangers online but never liked the cost, or the cost was ok but the shipping was outrageous.

I decided to make my own. I went to the dollar store and purchased three packages of children’s hangers. 
how to make doll hangers

I took some tin snips and cut the hangers just after the hook on both sides. how to make doll hangers

I sanded down the edges to make sure it didn’t cut a child or snag the clothes. sanding doll hangers

This was so easy to do my girls teamed up, one cut and the other sanded.

american girl doll hangers

 In just 10 minutes we were able to make 18 doll hangers for only $3.
 diy doll closet


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

16 Replies to "How to make 18 doll hangers in 15 minutes"

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    Mariaan Lawson March 5, 2015 (1:17 am)

    I have been doing this for a while and it is better then any dolls hangers I have ever bought when it comes to keeping the clothes on the hanger.

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      Kimberly March 5, 2015 (7:16 am)

      Nice. This was totally new to me.

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    Betty March 5, 2015 (1:33 am)

    Nice job! Gotta love the dollar store. Your doll closet is great too.

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      Kimberly March 5, 2015 (7:16 am)


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    Charlene@A Pinch of Joy March 5, 2015 (8:36 am)

    just wanted to let you know you’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award. Details here: Have fun!

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    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures March 5, 2015 (2:25 pm)

    How clever! Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    MomPrepares March 9, 2015 (10:15 am)

    A very frugal and easy idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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    Cheri March 9, 2015 (10:29 am)

    I love the closet! I’d a thought I died and gone to heaven if I’d had something like that as a kid for my dolls! Good work!

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    Nicole March 10, 2015 (11:37 am)

    So cute! Thanks for sharing on Show Off Friday -Have a great week!

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    Jann Olson March 10, 2015 (8:19 pm)

    What a clever idea. They worked so well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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    Alyssa March 18, 2015 (2:09 pm)

    Very clever idea. I wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post if you don’t mind.

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      Kimberly March 18, 2015 (9:20 pm)

      I don’t mind. I’m glad you like it.

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    Kiara February 2, 2016 (2:04 pm)

    So smart!

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    Jeanette June 13, 2016 (8:41 pm)

    Thank you so much for this idea! The ones on line are so expensive so I appreciate this fantastic idea. Jeanette

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    Linda September 4, 2016 (9:10 pm)

    Nice idea for tops and dresses but how are pants and skirts suppose to hang on them without the bar?

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      Kimberly September 7, 2016 (8:32 am)

      Clothes pins work great.