Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shoe Hangers

As I said last week, we just moved. and with moving comes purging and re-arranging. Our new place has a big master bedroom closet but that's about all it has in the way of storage. So a lot of things have to fit in there, including my craft stash, all my clothes and shoes. I found this cool idea on Pinterest (do you want an invite? Email me!):

Link here
 PERFECT idea for me! So I got to it:

and then I realized I didn't really have the tools I needed, so I improvised. My method is not the best, but it sure is WAYWARD!

Materials:
Wire Hanger

Tools:
Wire Cutter and Pliers would be best, but I used what I had, a pair of garden shears and a small adjustable wrench
Eye protection would have been a safe idea (I didn't have any problems, but you never know)





Step one, cut the wire hanger like so: 


On both sides, see?


 Then take your wrench pliers, and bend up the sides you just cut. Mine weren't the best because I was using that wrench.


Repeat on the opposite side


Then use your hand and pliers to bend the hanger like so. 


Here it is in action:


Oh, my beloved Bernardo's.

So my attempts weren't as cute as the original, but they are very functional and fast! I made 5 in about 10 minutes. I love that you can use them for flats too. 

Have you ever thought of hanging up your shoes?

22 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome idea! thanks for this!

Sandie said...

Great idea. Cute shoes too. :)

Gaertegang said...

Ohh girly! I was in need of a way to wrangle some shoes in our garage....this might be the ticket! Thanks for stopping in to leave some comment LOVE on my blog today!LOVE LOVE LOVE Pinterest!!!

Lindsay said...

So cute! What a creative idea!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

aw what a great idea! i have tons of flip flops and they are always in a pile on the bottom of my closet and I can rarely find two that match without pulling out the whole pile! I will have to pin this do later! awesome! thanks for sharing!

Jill Sarginson said...

that is a fabulous idea! don't ya LOVE pinterest!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lynne said...

This is brilliant! We're eventually going to finish our mudroom and I'm going to keep this in mind!

Maranda said...

I love this idea!! I just packed up a whole box full of shoes. These nifty hangers would work quite nicely in our new place.

glamourpuss said...

Great idea! Now just for more closet space... lol

Lindsay said...

This is so creative! I love it!

Thanks for linking up to Show & Share, I appreciate it!

Nicole said...

So practical...I love it! If me wee closet were bigger I'd so do this!

Kimberly said...

This is such a great idea!! My shoes are always everywhere! lol

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Really cool idea! I like it because it also airs the shoes out at the same time, instead of putting them in a box or cubby! Angie xo

Valerie said...

SUPER idea! I'm going to do this...think I'll try bending the wires around a tomato paste can so they are symmetrical.

Michelle said...

Great idea! I would probably wear some of my shoes more if they were up where I could see them. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Crystal said...

brilliant! and so easy to make.

thanks for linking up. i shared this solution on Facebook. :)

Laura said...

What a genius idea!

Chef in Training said...

Okay, i love this! What an awesome idea! thank you so much for sharing!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Crystal said...

Oh, I am definitely going to have to make some of these!! I had no idea they were so easy! Thanks so much for sharing at the Weekend Soiree! Have a great weekend!
Crystal
Homemaker in Heels

Jami said...

How cute is this!?! Love it! Thanks so much for linking it up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

ashley said...

Best.idea.ever. :) I live in flip flops from May to October and try to get away with flats in the winter as much as I can! Hubby is going to be so happy when they are all hung up and our closet no longer looks like shoe WW3 took place!

Natalia Lynn said...

This is an excellent idea! My shoes are never neat, this could work!

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