About Schnazzy Hangers
Schnazzy Hangers® originated from a passion to reintroduce the craft of how to cover a wire clothes hanger with a nylon material that became obsolete in the 80’s. When making things by tying knots (macramé) was popular in the 60’s and 70’s, many women covered hangers and gave them to friends and family as gifts. Not only were the covered hangers useful, the craft was fun and satisfying.
Schnazzy Hangers®, produces craft kits with supplies for covering hangers. Karen’s inspiration for this craft came from her Dear Aunt Virginia who covered hangers for more than 50 years. The original design is featured in the Basic Kit and gives explicit instructions using drawings and photos for covering hangers with the macramé half-knot as was taught to Karen by her aunt. Variations of this design are shown in the Deluxe Kit with demonstrations on the DVD Make Your Clothes Happy. Karen teaches the macramé square knot, braided hangers, and ways to finish your covered hangers with beads, buttons, and bows. This DVD has close-up shots of how to cover a hanger and demonstrations at a slow enough pace for people to follow easily. The Basic Kit includes materials and 2 wire hangers for covering. The Deluxe Kit has materials with 3 hangers for covering. Refill Kits include material for making 6 covered hangers. The material currently comes in packages of white, black, pink, or red.
Schnazzy Hangers® is a craft for all ages. Children love them and feel a sense of accomplishment after covering hangers. Adults like to hand craft useful items to give as gifts and they can make covered hangers in no time. People who get Schnazzy Hangers® covered hangers love them because silky garments stay on them. Fancy buttons and beads to embellish the covered hangers can be specially chosen for the recipient, and he or she will remember you forever.
The logo, package design, video, website, registering the trademark, and printing for Schnazzy Hangers® was accomplished with the help of fantastic companies within the borders of Racine, Wisconsin.