Beginners Corner - Make an Edwardian style Miniature Clothes Airer

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31 July 2011
imports_HAC_clothesairerorpothang_46076.gif Clothes Airer or Pot Hanger
This traditional Eddwardian style miniature hanging airer can be used in a dollhouse laundry room, bathroom, or kitchen. Hanging up in front of the fire to dry the linen, or even hanging with miniatures like pots and pans in the kitchen. ...
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Materials Required

  • Two miniature wooden coat hangers
  • Wooden cocktail sticks
  • PVA glue
  • Fine cord/cotton
  • Selection of items for hanging
  • Fine sandpaper


Tools Required

  • Craft knife
  • Very fine drill
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


For this project we are using two miniature coat hangers for the main frame of the hanger, I have also included a template for those of you who wish to cut out your own frames.

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Step 1

  • Make for evenly spaced marks for drilling the holes.
  • Use a very fine drill to carefully make the holes in one hanger.
  • Put the drilled hanger on top of the 2nd one and tape together before drilling identical holes on the second one.



Step 2

  • Use a craft knife to carefully cut away the bottom rail.
  • Sand the corners so they are gently rounded.
  • Smooth all over with sandpaper.
  • Close up the hanger with pliers until it is a ring.
  • Paint the hangers black or white to suit your decor.


Step 3

  • Take 4 pointed ended (both ends) cocktail sticks and push them as far as they will go through the holes.
  • Snip off the sharp points with scissors.
  • Use a drop of glue to hold them in place if required.

Step 4

  • Tie some neutral coloured fine string or cord to each ring, then thie each end together in a knot.
  • To use in the kitchen to hang pots and herbs from, you will require some S shaped hooks or thin florists wire.
  • Suspend the hanger from the string as you hang items to balance the weight of the hanging items.
  • For the laundry room or bathroom, add folded linen of various shades and varieties.

This DIY beginners project was originally published in Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine. If you like making things for your dolls house why not buy a copy of the magazine. Better still, why not take out a subscription so that you never miss another issue. For fans of Facebook and Twitter, please share this project with your friends by using the buttons at the top of the article.

For a good selection of DIY materials and suppliers, please go to our directory. The suppliers of the coathangers in this feature are Trade sellers Streets Ahead who supply most dolls house shops.

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