DIY Saturday: Dress Up Rack

My little one is turning 3 in March and is just starting to get into princesses and dressing up, so for Christmas we got her several dress up outfits. I knew we needed to have something to store them in, but I didn't like the idea of them being a dress up box because I knew they would get wrinkled and everything would have to come out of the box each time to find what she was looking for. My awesome husband put together his hanging rack in minutes. One trip to Home Depot for PVC pipe and 2 minute assembly and viola! Home Depot will cut the PVC pipe for you for no fee so be sure to bring the measurements and make this simple DIY even easier! The total cost was about $14

  • 2 36-inch lengths of 1-inch PVC pipe
  • 2 30-inch lengths of 1-inch PVC pipe
  • 4 12-inch lengths of 1-inch PVC pipe
  • 2 6-inch lengths of 1-inch PVC pipe
  • 6 90-degree elbow joints for 1-inch PVC pipe
  • 4 tee connectors for 1-inch PVC pipe
  • optional: All-purpose cement for PVC (We didn't find this necessary)

I found this blog that had the following step by step instructions if needed. We were able to visualize and just put it together.
  1. Join two 12-inch lengths of pipe horizontally with a tee connector. Place an elbow joint on each end to create your first foot. Repeat for the other foot.
  2. Join a 6-inch and 30-inch length of pipe with a tee connector. Put the other end of the 6-inch piece into the top of one foot, with remaining tee opening positioned perpendicular to the foot, to create one leg. Place an elbow joint on the other end of the 30-inch piece, facing the same direction as the tee opening, to finish your first leg. Repeat steps with the other foot to create the other leg.
  3. Now place each length of 36-inch pipe into the elbow joint at the top of one leg and the remaining tee opening toward the bottom of that leg. Connect the legs by placing the other ends of the 36-inch pipes into the elbow joint and tee connector on the other leg. 
  4. Once you've dry-fitted the rack, take apart and reassemble using all-purpose cement to glue the pieces together. When the glue is dry, hang your clothes on the rack. 

1 comment:

The Chezik Family said...

How much was it? It is super cute! Great idea!