I love pretty vintage dresses especially prom dresses like the one below and I like to display them on pretty hangers. I have always used the vintage satin hangers before, but I thought I would try something different. It's easier to display folded tableclothes and linens over a pant style hanger so I picked up a few of these plain wooden hangers at a sale I went to. I found these roses at The Bella Cottage for a pretty reasonable price so I affixed them to the hangers with E6000 glue.
I painted the hangers with antique white acrylic paint. They were a little too new looking for me so I sprinkled instant coffee on them and then smeared them with hot water, and then I wiped the coffee of with newspaper. It gave enough age to them to make them look vintage and I'm pretty happy with the results. I took them to the shop already and hung them on some sweet little racks I found.
By the way, Carol at the Polka Dot Closet has a complete tutorial on making rose appliques like the ones I used here. If I could not have found them at a reasonable price locally, I would have used her method. Carol has a great blog so be sure to visit her.
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