I have handbags galore but not enough space for them. Storage is such an issue for me. I like my things in a particular way, I’m so OCD when it comes to this. You may see a mess when you look at it but I call it organized chaos. My family is always so shocked when they take things from my room and I notice the slightest thing that may not be in place. OCD I tell you.
I looked everywhere online for ideas for a handbag rack but found very little that I was looking for. I wanted something that I could hang on the wall, not taking up too much space, because let’s be real, my room is a cubicle.
I decided to make a literal hanging rack to go on the wall. I just woke up one morning and thought about this. I didn’t go shopping. I just used things I found around my house. The fact that I had some of these things lying around my house is really disturbing. It was really simple and fun to make.
Things you’d need:
- A rod, the length is strictly up to you and how big you want your rack. This was an old towel rod I had
- Wire, the thickest cutlass wire. Ask for this at the hardware
- 18K gold spray paint (you can use whatever color you choose)
- Hot glue gun
- Beads and gems
- Glitter wrapping paper, not cardstock
- 2 command hooks
- Spread a garbage bag on the floor, I recommend doing this part outdoors because of the fumes. Spray paint your rod gold
- Cut wire into 10 inch pieces, I did 6 hooks but this depends on the length of your rod
- Spray paint wire and hooks
- Allow to dry
- Bend wire using pliers 4cm from one edge forming a hook. This is the end that bags will be hung from
- Bend wire 2cm from other edge, forming a smaller hook to wrap around the rod
- Secure the smaller hook around the rod using tape
- You should have 2 hooks on either side of the wire
- Repeat the steps for the other hooks
- Spray paint the rod and hooks again, covering any exposed tape
- When this dries, cut the glitter wrapping paper into 12cm x 15cm rectangles
- Cover the hooks with glitter paper securing with hot glue
- Add gems on the rod and hooks for the POOF. You can choose how you want to align the gems
- Add gems to command hooks
- Measure your rod and drill holes on the wall where each hook needs to go. Place nails in the holes slightly protruding
- Hang command hooks on these nails
(The command hook tape is not strong enough to support the weight of the bags)
- Place rod on hooks
- Hang bags on hooks
I took apart mine to try to add pictures to help you guys understand. I got my gems at Samaroo’s. I had extra after Carnival and they came in handy.
Hope this is somewhat helpful to you guys!