Now that my daughters are all moved into their shared room, I have just a few issues left to address. One of them being closet space! With school clothes shopping upon us, I am left with the growing challenge of fitting all their clothes into one closet. I had just about found a place for everything - except their SKIRTS!
I love their sweet ruffly skirts. But they take up too much valuable hanging space on the rod. However, there is still plenty of unused space on their closet walls. So I devised a quick and simple solution to hang them in this new spot.
Here's what you'll need:
- about 10 minutes
- 4ft length of Ribbon - something strong like grosgrain, not satin
- Small nail or tack
- Safety pins - small to medium work best
Step 1: Iron your ribbon - I made two - one for each girl - in different scrap ribbons I already had. If they're wrinkled, iron them. I used my straightener (it was handy and I wanted to do this quickly)!
Step 2: Measure - I measured every 3" to place my pins. However you can space them more or less depending on what you're hanging (e.g. scarves may need more spacing). I wanted enough room for the hangers to easily come in and out, and for the skirts to hang nicely.
Step 3: Pin - Pin both sides of the ribbon together every 3". You could also stitch them together (neater, but takes more time) or knot the ribbon (cute, but you will need a longer length of ribbon).
Step 4: Hang - I hung it so the pins were facing the back, for a cleaner look. Hang it as high as you can reach, since the hangers will be a few inches lower. I used a tack, which seems plenty strong & secure. But you could use a small nail or hook if you were afraid it might fall out.