50 Super Wire-Hanger Crafts

Updated on May 11, 2020
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

What crafts can I do with wire hangers?

Wire hangers are a great supply to use in a fun craft. The projects below would be great to use in a classroom because the hangers are cheap and the kids will enjoy working with them. I've collected a few ideas to help you get started, and I hope you can use what I found to help you plan your classroom or kid activity.

To make the wire hanger mouse above, go to House Mouse.

1. Christmas Wreath

This beautiful Christmas wreath is made using a coat hanger and Christmas ornaments. Doesn't it glam up the door? Make this in class and hang it on the door!

2. Mesh Ribbon Wreath

You don't need to purchase a wreath shape to make a ribbon wreath. Just shape a wire coat hanger and follow the directions at Chica and Jo to apply the mesh ribbon.

3. Suncatcher

The kids will love making suncatchers like this for you to display in a window. Find the instructions at The Imagination Tree.

4. Baseball Wreath

Hit the ball out of the park with this sporty baseball wreath!

5. Vintage Wire Milk Basket

This is a really cool vintage wire milk basket. The wire hanger is used for the triangle shape of the handle. I know I've seen colored plastic covered baskets in the dollar store that would work great for this project.

6. Jingle Bell Wreath

Make a bell wreath to add some festive flair to your home or room!

7. Diaper Wreath

Isn't this wreath too cute for words? I can hardly believe it's made with diapers. What new mother would not love this gift?

8. Butterfly

Help the kids make these wire butterflies and let them flutter around afterward!

9. Elegant Tissue Wreath

This elegant wreath only needs a change of ribbon color to be the perfect wreath for your home.

10. Scarecrow

Put this sweet scarecrow together over at Kids & Glitter.

11. Knee-hi Tulips

Imagine making beautiful tulips with wire hangers, knee-hi nylons and Easter egg dye.

12. Snow Mobile

I really like the idea of making snowflakes for a mobile. It looks so light and unique—House Tweaking shares how to put one together!

13. Fall Wreath

Collect fall leaves or buy them—either way, the results will yield a lovely fall wreath.

14. Decorative Orbs

This decorative orbs is a lot easier to make than you can imagine. A surprisingly impressive project.

15. Clothespin Bag

If you are like me, you enjoy hanging clothes outside when the weather is nice. This clothespin bag is made by upcycling a wire hanger and denim pants. It'll definitely keep your pins clean and handy.

16. Felted Wool Trees

I have never attempted felting wool, but I may need to try it so I can do this project. The wool trees are so very pretty.

17. Scarf Hanger

Turning a clothing hanger into a scarf/accessory holder is a great and useful idea. The tutorial uses a plastic coat hanger, but I'm sure a wire hanger would also work. Perhaps you could cover the wire with yarn or fabric first.

18. Yarn Dog

This is a very old craft project I remember doing when I was first married. Quickly whip up this cute yarn dog at Wildcats Playground.

19. Tin Can Luminaries

These tin can luminaries are a great idea for a patio or garden party. Feel free to change up the colors to use them for different seasons.

20. Notebook Stand

If your not wanting to buy a notebook stand, this is a great alternative. Something worth a try.

21. Lavender Wreath

If you're blessed to have lavender growing in your garden, this will be a great wreath project for you to tackle!

22. Bottle Candle Lamp

This bottle lamp looks like a great conversation starter. Make one of these for the bar area of your den and see how many comments you get on it.

23. Felt Flowers

Little kids will be able to make a bouquet of felt flowers for Mom or Dad.

24. Heart-Two-Heart

Although Awe of Small doesn't provide written instructions for this heart wreath, you can follow the clear photo instructions to put this together. Notice that there is a larger heart outside the flower-enhanced heart. You'll need a fun collection of ribbons to put this one together!

25. Halloween Ghost

Here's another cute project to make with the kids to decorate your home or classroom. Craft Elf shares the instructions.

26. Spider Wreath

Make this cool spider wreath for Halloween decorations or an insect study!

27. Burlap Wreath

This is such a pretty burlap wreath, and I think it could be used for many seasons just by changing the embellishments.

28. Sunburst Mirror

Make your own sunburst mirror using wire hangers!

29. Book Holder

30. Angel or Fairy Wings

Little girls will love flitting around with these Krokotac. Use them for angel or fairy wings. Use colored tulle for the angel wings.

31. Christmas Tree

When you have limited space or no space to set up a Christmas tree, this wall-mounted "tree" is a perfect solution.

32. Little Bit of Love

This exquisite project by Craftberry Bush is so beautiful and meaningful that it will make a wonderful gift for anyone. You'll probably want one for yourself, too!

33. Fruit Mobile

A fruit mobile would be a nice project to put together while discussing the value of fruit in our diets.

34. Cat Tent

Wire hangers and an old t-shirt are all you really need to make this useful cat tent. Your cat will love you for this new place to hide.

35. Santa Ornament

I want to make this paper-mache Santa ornament this coming Christmas season. Would you make something like this?

36. Trick-or-Treat Wreath

Make this delightful trick-or-treat yarn wreath using Halloween favors as picks!

37. Slipper and Mitten Dryer

This doodad will come in handy when you trek into the house with wet shoes or mittens and need to dry off.

38. Hanging Jar Lantern

These lanterns would be the perfect decoration for a patio party. I love them.

39. Porch Light Decoration

This is definitely one Christmas decoration I'll be making this year. This is such a simple idea that I'm surprised we haven't seen it before.

40. Dream Catcher

Make this unique dream catcher using wire coat hangers and yarn. Change the colors of yarn to make this your own.

41. Wrapping Paper Wreath

This wreath is made of wrapping paper, and I think the end result is lovely! It's a strategic way to put those paper scraps to use.

42. Shoe Hangers

Keep your sandals off the floor and easily available with these shoe hangers. It could even make the process of putting an outfit together easier in the mornings.

43. Ribbon Wreath

I realize you may not really need any directions for making this ribbon wreath, but I thought even the picture could inspire you to create a nice spring wreath.

44. Snowflake Ornament

You'll want to make a bunch of these snowflakes when you see how easy they are to put together. Here are a few ideas for what you can use instead of buttons:

  • Flat-backed gems
  • Coins
  • Sea glass

45. BOO

Start saving the wire hangers now so you'll enough to make Halloween words with the kids. Find the instructions for making this project at Not Just Decorating.

46. Scroll Wire Wall Art

This seemingly intricate scroll-wire art would be perfect in any home.

47. Huge Bubbles Wand

When you want to make huge bubbles, you need a huge bubble wand.

48. Wire Sculpture

Creating a sculpture using a wire coat hanger and pantyhose would be a great classroom project.

49. Bookends

You never know when you might need some bookends. Learn how to prepare and bend them at Don’t Eat The Paste!

50. Plate Hanger

Have you ever purchased a really inexpensive plate just because you liked it's colors and then found out how expensive a plate hanger can be? Here's a solution.

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      7 years ago

      These are some amazing ideas! I gotta try some.

    • norma-holt profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful ideas here. Just threw out all my wire coat hangers as they tend to tarnish. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013. Hugs

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      7 years ago

      Wow - so many artistic uses of coat hangers! My wife teases me that I can fix anything with a coat hanger, and now I can actually impress her with making something, perhaps less practical, but much nicer out of one of those.

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      ConnieGreen LM 

      7 years ago

      some great ideas here - thanks!

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      7 years ago

      great repurposing projects!

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      Melissa Miotke 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      These are such cute ideas! I'm going to have to try some of these with my daughter when she's a little older.

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      7 years ago

      Wow! I love the slipper and mitten dryer idea!!! The spider with the long legs would be great for Halloween decorations, I might need to try this! *Blessed!*

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      7 years ago

      Awesome lens about wire coat hanger crafts! Great job!!

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      7 years ago

      Great article, nice job!

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      7 years ago

      It takes a creative and artistic mind to use diaper as a wreath. Good job.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Cool ideas

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      8 years ago

      This is the type of lens that amazes me, as I would have never thought there could be so many crafty ideas for a common wire hanger. Thanks for sharing :)

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow, these are some very Cool Ideas!!!

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      8 years ago


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      Pam Irie 

      8 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The daddy long legs is freaky; love it!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      8 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Well, these hanger crafts are adorable, especially daddy long legs. Too cute!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      8 years ago

      How very creative! I never knew so many crafts could be made from hangers. Blessed!

    • Brandi Bush profile image


      8 years ago from Maryland

      These are so cute! I love the Hick Chick! :)

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      8 years ago

      Thank you for sharing.

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      goo2eyes lm 

      8 years ago

      amazing what you can do with the wire clothes hangers. nice lens.

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      Fay Favored 

      8 years ago from USA

      Where can you even get a wire hanger anymore? Very creative ideas. I had to come look after I read that you made some changes. I didn't see it the first time so thought I'd take a look.

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      8 years ago

      This is a cute lens. Thank you for sharing. I've actually put aside some wire hangers as they are getting harder to come by.

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      8 years ago

      amazing lens! Squidlikes!

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      8 years ago

      Great lens! thumbs up!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      These are all really cute craft ideas!

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      8 years ago


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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Oh my, this is the cutest clothes hanger project page I have ever seen, Lots of great ideas. I made a wreath like the Halloween one shown here except I used strips of old blue jeans to make a western wreath.

    • hsschulte profile image


      8 years ago

      You have some wonderful ideas here that I hadn't considered. Thanks!

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      Wendy Leanne 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Very cute ideas. =)

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      8 years ago

      very interesting

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      8 years ago

      Very Clever!Such unique creations deserve an Artisan Award of some kind!

    • Mistl profile image


      8 years ago

      So cute. I love these animal hangers! :)

    • Inkhand profile image


      8 years ago

      Very creative.

    • thesuccess2 profile image


      8 years ago

      Remember when they were used as temporary car aerials

    • kathysart profile image


      8 years ago

      Well wow.. how fun is this!? Luv it. Thumbs up angel blessed too.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Your list of hanger crafts is awesome. I always have extra hangers and must try one of these crafts. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

    • alittlebitofeve profile image


      8 years ago

      I loved the Halloween wreath! It made me smile. Maybe a wreath for every holiday isn't such a bad idea!

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for this lens! love it.-----------------------------coat stand

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      Close2Art LM 

      8 years ago

      so much fun here, very good job, Blessed!!!

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      8 years ago

      It looks like fun for the kids.

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      Mary Crowther 

      8 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Such fun and a great way to recycle!

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      Tonie Cook 

      8 years ago from USA

      Love this. Great use for Wire Hangers!

    • spartakct profile image


      8 years ago

      Wonderful lens!

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      8 years ago

      very interesting idea for a lens!

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      8 years ago

      I am amazed buy the talent of everyone on Suidoo and I just love the things that you have made here and will have to check out your blog

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      8 years ago

      Cool ideas! Who knew you could do so much with coat hangers? :)

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      bossy gal 

      8 years ago

      i loved the yarn dog..great ideas:)..

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      8 years ago

      terrific ideas for handicrafts. Thanks.

    • wolfie10 profile image


      8 years ago

      very good ideas. makes coat hangers so much more interesting

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      8 years ago

      Lots of cute crafts ... Love the Yarn Dog. He looks so happy!

    • JodiFromFlorida profile image


      8 years ago

      Love your lens, what cute ideas!

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      8 years ago

      Awesome lens! These are real cute and cool too! :)

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      8 years ago

      How cute! Never would have thought of this. :)

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      8 years ago

      The yarn dog was too cute. Great lens. Crafts are fun for everyone.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @anonymous: Thanks, Tipi, for visiting this lens and for your comment on "Speedy."

    • lbrummer profile imageAUTHOR

      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @doubleside lm: Thanks for your comment. It is amazing what a person can do to recycle.

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      8 years ago

      What sweet ideas for craft with wire hangers, I especially like your Speedy the Turtle!

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      doubleside lm 

      8 years ago

      Creative!!I think I just got an idea to make a coat hanger in my house.Thank you.

    • lbrummer profile imageAUTHOR

      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @goldenecho: It is amazing how many different things can be made with a coat hanger. I was amazed myself when I was making the lens. Thanks for your kind words.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @sukkran trichy: Thanks, sukkran, for your comment and for visiting this lens.

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      sukkran trichy 

      8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very interesting wire coat hanger crafts page. yarn dog is really amazing. sukkran

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      8 years ago from Texas

      What a great lens! Love all the ideas!

    • lbrummer profile imageAUTHOR

      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @reasonablerobby: I never thought of that but, yeh you could look at them as giant coat hangers. lolThanks for your comment, I got a kick out of it.

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      8 years ago

      Great fun. They're like the Grand Daddy of Paper Clips too!

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      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @Craftyville: Thanks, they are so much fun to make too. Glad you stopped by. Come again.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @CastleRoyLisa: Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

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      8 years ago

      So cute, I love the scarecrow.

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      8 years ago from Rhode Island

      These are great love them

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      Loraine Brummer 

      8 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @anonymous: Thanks for your comment. It's one fun way to recylce.

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      8 years ago

      My goodness I don't think I have ever seen anything quite so cute as these wire coat hanger items. Looks like a fun craft.


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