Making a Swan from Netting and Coat Hanger

I am looking for instructions for a swan made of wire hangers and netting.

By Di from Orlando, FL


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April 9, 20111 found this helpful

I just made one. My grandmother and I used to make them as kids and she is still alive and we sat down and figured out the pattern. It turned out so cute. I will take a photo and post it as soon as possiable.

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September 23, 20180 found this helpful

Can you please send me the directions for making this... I don't understand the ones posted

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October 9, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you so much for the instructions. Could you please post a picture of the white one.. I am trying to get the eyes and beak pattern and it's hard to see on the blue one.

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April 10, 20111 found this helpful

-first cut and shape coat hanger as shown
-next wrap neck with gauze then with net I make mine thick


-cut your net 50 inches long and 4 inches wide, fold in thirds and take 1/2 of a thin pipe cleaner to tie it in the middle.
-fluff it up to look like a pom-pom, and start twisting them on.
-when you have enough on use orange felt for the beak, black fet for around the eyes and black beads for the eyes.

I have made a white one too and it is prettier. Any questions feel free to contact me.

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April 10, 20111 found this helpful

Here is another angle on how to shape the coat hanger.

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November 14, 20141 found this helpful

When I was 9 years old, I made a Swan in vacation bible school and gave it to my Grandma as an"I love you"gift. She made me feel like I was Picasso himself with my art work.


My Grandma has passed on and I am a grandma myself. I cannot wait to pass this swan on to my grandbabies and make them feel famous in my heart and theirs.

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

I was probably 5 or 6 yrs old when I made one at Sunday School at Church. I am 3 months shy of being 60. I will never forget the beautiful pink swan I made out of a coat hanger and crinoline. I have a 5 ur old granddaughter who loves to do crafts with me. I am going to do this with her and I hope this is a memorable to her as it still is for me. We were dirt poor and this was and still is, the most beautiful thing I ever made in my life! I hope she loves hers just as much! Always, Sharron Graham (Mimi)

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April 23, 20180 found this helpful

How many hangers do I need?

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February 7, 20110 found this helpful

I am looking for a pattern of a nylon netting swan made from a piece of wood, metal coat hanger, elastic cord, and nylon netting. These were popular in the late 60s early 70s. I would really like to have this pattern. Thank you.

By Florence from Ottumwa, IA

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July 28, 20100 found this helpful

In the late 60s my great-grandmother made me a swan. She made it out of netting and a coat hanger. I love doing crafts and would like the pattern. I would love to make one, since mine is long gone. Thanks for the help.


By barb sidwell from Albany, KY


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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

Does anyone have the pattern for a swan that is made with netting material on a wire coat hanger?

By Millicent Cassell from Woodbridge, VA

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