mittens in the sink

Falling into autumn means crisp nights, pumpkin pies, and the return of sweaters&scarves&hats&boots.  As fall progresses into winter, more and more clothes come out of storage, and I begin wearing 25% of my closet to keep warm.  I’m all for layering, but things start to get a little messy when I come home and need to undress – scarves get tossed on the couch, hats get thrown behind the sofa, and mittens get placed in the sink.  Essentially, fall is the beginning of clothing mayhem.

To combat the chaos and stay a little organized, I created a coat rack out of cardboard letters and wire hangers.  4 steps to coat rack: insert the hanger handle into the bottom of the letter, decorate the letter with tacky glue, and then spray paint in the color of your choice.  Here are some photos of the process:

23 thoughts on “mittens in the sink

  1. Maybe I’m missing something, but how do those letters hold onto the hanger to be able to hold the weight of the coats?! The letters look like they would give out or the hanger would slide right out. I must be missing something 😛

  2. Looks pretty! It’s not even that cold yet and already I’ve noticed a large amount of my clothes is by the door, despite having a coat-rail and shoe cupboard it still overflows!

    • i wish there was a solution for doing something with all your stuff at restaurants and bars in the winter. if a place doesn’t have coatcheck, it always makes me giggle how full the table or booth gets with all our winter gear 🙂

  3. very creative! I’m already thinking how to incorporate this on my own wall project. Aside from the IG pics I’m going to use to decorate my room’s wall, I’ll probably do this too. Yay! I’ll be a little bit organized by then. lol

  4. What a darling idea! I always see those cute craft letters but never know what to do with them (I’m not really one for knickknack type things so turning them into something useful like these hooks is right up my alley). I am totally pinning this to try for myself 😉

  5. I absolutely love fall! I love hearing that you do, too! Doesn’t it just feel great to wear all those fabulous layers and sip hot apple cider? You’re going to love fall in Minneapolis!

  6. Such a cute idea, i love it! I’ve already begun to break out my boots and scarves and sweaters and coats! Unfortunately summer is leaving us now 😦 but i love my warm comfy clothes and fall is an amazing time of year!

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