DIY Handbag Rack

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
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • 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
  • Drill

Instructions

  1. Spread a garbage bag on the floor, I recommend doing this part outdoors because of the fumes. Spray paint your rod gold
  2. Cut wire into 10 inch pieces, I did 6 hooks but this depends on the length of your rod
  3. Spray paint wire and hooks
  4. Allow to dry
  5. Bend wire using pliers 4cm from one edge forming a hook. This is the end that bags will be hung from
  6. Bend wire 2cm from other edge, forming a smaller hook to wrap around the rod
  7. Secure the smaller hook around the rod using tape
  8. You should have 2 hooks on either side of the wire
  9. Repeat the steps for the other hooks
  10. Spray paint the rod and hooks again, covering any exposed tape
  11. When this dries, cut the glitter wrapping paper into 12cm x 15cm rectangles
  12. Cover the hooks with glitter paper securing with hot glue
  13. Add gems on the rod and hooks for the POOF. You can choose how you want to align the gems

  14. Add gems to command hooks
  15. Measure your rod and drill holes on the wall where each hook needs to go. Place nails in the holes slightly protruding
  16. Hang command hooks on these nails
    (The command hook tape is not strong enough to support the weight of the bags)
  17. Place rod on hooks
  18. 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!