DIY Towel Rack (Hanger)

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How was your weekend? We had a pretty good one. We had family time, house-working time, good meals and even a few hours away on Saturday (kid-free) for wine-tasting. So, yep, I call that a pretty good weekend.

One thing that we wrapped up this weekend, was a little project (a DIY Towel Rack Hanger).  I had this towel hanger on my “buy” list for quite some time.

contemporary-towel-bars-and-hooks via

$14 for that towel hanger is a good deal, but I never pulled the trigger. Well, a few months ago, our towel hook fell off the wall and broke and I finally decided that I have had enough of not having a towel hook. To be fair, this bathroom sink doesn’t get used very often. Catty-corner to it is another bathroom area (with a sink, shower and toilet). So, that is the sink we usually use. But, not having a towel there is annoying when we do wash in this one, so I decided to change that.


I could have bought the towel hanger above and spray painted it, but I went a different route. Do you have a wire clothes hanger and a scrap of leather? If so, you have everything to do this. =)

I’m going to let the pictures explain the process for the most part.

Wire hanger to octagon bath rin

Straighten out your hanger and then start making your bends (we bent at 4 inches all the way around). One thing to make note of, it’s best to start at 1/2 of what you want your lenghs to be. For example, we wanted 4 inch straight pieces, but we started with 2 inches and then bent so that we came back around to the top where we would have another 2 inch piece. The 2 inch pieces will get glued in to the leather hanger below.

Wire bending to create a hexagon towel hook

Octagon towel ring

DIY Towel bar out of a clothing wire

The bathroom hasn’t changed much since I showed it last. We are still loving our DIY Grouted Vinyl tile and bright yellow wall.

Modern and bright master bathroom nook

We did relocate the watercolor art to this small wall of the bathroom. I think it really works well between the bright yellow wall and the blue wall in the bedroom.

DIY Watercolor art in master bathroom nook

This Tutorial will show you how to make a modern DIY Towel Rack (Hanger)

Use an old wire to make a hexagon towel ring by Bigger Than The Three of Us

So, another up-cycling project. Crazy, right? Reusing what we have must be on my brain lately. As long as it works, I’m game.

 Linking up to these wonderful parties:

C.R.A.F.T.Rain on a Tin Roof, Project Inspire(d)The MakersThe Winthrop ChroniclesHome Stories A-ZWork It WednesdayMaking Home BaseFry Sauce and GritsLiz Marie BlogThe Inspiration Gallery, Creativity Unleashed – The Bold Abode, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, Spotlight Saturday, Link It or Lump It and Frugal Crafty Blog Hop.





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43 Comments on DIY Towel Rack (Hanger)

  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design
    March 10, 2014 at 6:42 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve had that towel hanger in my shopping cart a couple times already! Love your DIYed version. So clever!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 10, 2014 at 8:03 am (1 year ago)

      Me too! I just kept talking myself out of it. Oh, well. Now, I have one. =) Thanks Julia!

  2. Corey @ tinysidekick
    March 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm (1 year ago)

    I love that towel hanger and you did a great job replicating it! I’m a sucker for hexagons!

  3. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    March 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm (1 year ago)

    Love it! I’ve had my eye on that towel holder for some time too ; ] Great DIY!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 12, 2014 at 8:26 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Jennifer! XOXO for the Facebook share. =)

  4. Trisha D.
    March 13, 2014 at 10:00 am (1 year ago)

    What a cute project! I’m totally obsessed with geometrics right now and your project totally looks easy enough to tackle!!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Trisha! Definitely easy … you should try it!

  5. Amy W
    March 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm (1 year ago)

    This SO caught my eye at our link party! Love the geometric aspect of it and you did an excellent job replicating the Urban Outfitter’s one. Thanks so much for sharing at our party!

  6. Katja @ Shift Ctrl Art
    March 18, 2014 at 1:48 am (1 year ago)

    Holy smokes this is awesome. I have seen this towel holder pop up around town. Love your version of it. Stellar!!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 18, 2014 at 8:03 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks! Similar look for less in a bathroom area that hardly gets used = great for us! =)

  7. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
    March 18, 2014 at 11:02 am (1 year ago)

    This is such an amazing upcycle project and I can’t believe it’s from a wire hanger! I like the look of the wire against the leather too, even more than the urban outfitters version. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Katie! For some reason, my mind is just glued to cheap projects right now. My husband is happy about that. =)

  8. Chelsea
    March 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this Ashley! I’m really into anything geometric right now and this is so unique and genius! Awesome knock off!!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 21, 2014 at 7:41 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Chelsea! I’m right there with you with anything geometric! Have a great weekend.

  9. Breanna
    March 21, 2014 at 8:12 am (1 year ago)

    Great job replicating that! Such a cute piece that’s so cheap and easy :)

  10. Jen
    March 21, 2014 at 11:53 am (1 year ago)

    this is so cool!
    How creative!

  11. jamie@kreyv
    March 21, 2014 at 6:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I love it, you are so creative! I also love that yellow wall!

  12. Sonnet @ SohoSonnet Creative Living
    March 22, 2014 at 2:11 am (1 year ago)

    I cant believe this is from a hanger! It turned out GREAT! Thanks for linking up at LInk It Or Lump it, I plan to use this in my upcoming DIY projects post!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 22, 2014 at 6:55 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Sonnet! Can’t wait to see what other projects you have planned.

  13. Sarah
    March 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Such a clever DIY, I love how this turned out.

  14. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
    March 25, 2014 at 7:07 am (1 year ago)

    Hi Ashley! Your towel hanger is a party feature at The Makers link party this week! Thanks so much for sharing your super awesome creativity, and we hope you will stop by again this week. Don’t forget to grab a button :)

    -Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  15. Havalah
    March 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow, genius!!

  16. Shelly
    March 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Super creative! How can you go wrong with a hex too?! I love the bright yellow and teal tea towel. ;)

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Shelly! I agree, you really can’t go wrong with a hex. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Adrienne
    March 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for linking up to the Be. You. Tiful Link party. Your post will be featured tomorrow night so come on over and grab your button. :)

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 27, 2014 at 7:27 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Adrienne! I’ll be linking up again, so I’ll definitely be by.

  18. For My Love Of
    March 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm (1 year ago)

    The entire space is stellar! I actually found a wire hanger at work and snatched it up a few weeks ago. I haven’t owned one in years. Haha. I’m pinning it so I can use this as one of my projects for the 6 weeks of Pinterest challenge. You clever, clever gal!

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 27, 2014 at 7:28 am (1 year ago)

      Ahh, I would love to not have any wire hangers in my closet. Jealous! Fun, I can’t wait to see that challenge.

  19. Alyssa
    March 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm (1 year ago)

    What a great idea! So clever and simple to make. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on 3/28 if you don’t mind.

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Alyssa! Yes, the feature is fine. Have a great weekend!

  20. Dannon
    May 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Found your blog through google images “hexagon towel ring” since I too have had that in my Urban Outfitters shopping cart but couldn’t click the checkout button! Oh course now it’s on backorder, which at first I couldn’t find and freaked out thinking they didn’t sell it anymore. But I love this DIY-thank you so much!

    • Ashley Mayes
      May 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm (1 year ago)

      How fun! It’s still working great at our house, but it’s not a sink that is used much. If you plan on using it, then I would recommend buying bendable steel from Lowes. They have some for cheap and it would be a better long-term option if it’s a high use area. Thanks for stopping by and I hope it works great for you!


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