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50 Super Wire-Hanger Crafts

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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3. Suncatcher

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

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4. Baseball Wreath

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

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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.

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6. Jingle Bell Wreath

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

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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?

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8. Butterfly

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

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9. Elegant Tissue Wreath

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

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10. Scarecrow

Put this sweet scarecrow together over at Kids & Glitter.

11. Mesh Wreath

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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!

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13. Fall Wreath

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

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14. Decorative Orbs

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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20. Notebook Stand

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

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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!

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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.

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23. Felt Flowers

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

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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!

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25. Halloween Ghost

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

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26. Spider Wreath

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

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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.

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28. Sunburst Mirror

Make your own sunburst mirror using wire hangers!

29. Book Holder

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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35. Santa Ornament

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

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36. Trick-or-Treat Wreath

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

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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.

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38. Hanging Jar Lantern

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

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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.

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40. Dream Catcher

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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46. Scroll Wire Wall Art

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

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47. Huge Bubbles Wand

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

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48. Wire Sculpture

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

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49. Bookends

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

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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.

Questions & Answers

Question: Dp you have simple directions to cover a hangar with yarn to keep clothes from sliding off shoulders?

Answer: Check out this site: BRIT+CO https://www.brit.co/diy-neon-nonslip-hangers/ Hope this is what you are looking for.

© 2011 Loraine Brummer

Hang Around Awhile - and leave a comment

anonymous on March 13, 2013:

These are some amazing ideas! I gotta try some.

norma-holt on January 07, 2013:

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

motobidia on December 10, 2012:

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.

ConnieGreen LM on November 17, 2012:

some great ideas here - thanks!

Pugcentric on October 28, 2012:

great repurposing projects!

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on July 27, 2012:

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

anonymous on July 22, 2012:

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!*

antoniow on July 13, 2012:

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

dream1983 on July 12, 2012:

Great article, nice job!

anonymous on June 29, 2012:

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

sandi_x on June 25, 2012:

Cool ideas

glutenallergy on April 25, 2012:

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 :)

anonymous on April 20, 2012:

Wow, these are some very Cool Ideas!!!

anonymous on April 10, 2012:

coolio:)

Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on March 05, 2012:

The daddy long legs is freaky; love it!

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on February 14, 2012:

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

WriterJanis2 on February 06, 2012:

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

Brandi from Maryland on February 06, 2012:

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

anonymous on February 05, 2012:

Thank you for sharing.

goo2eyes lm on January 30, 2012:

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

Fay Favored from USA on January 30, 2012:

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.

djroll on January 29, 2012:

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.

myamya on January 24, 2012:

amazing lens! Squidlikes!

sheezie77 on January 20, 2012:

Great lens! thumbs up!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on January 17, 2012:

These are all really cute craft ideas!

jackieb99 on January 16, 2012:

Cute!

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on January 14, 2012:

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 on January 13, 2012:

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

Wendy Leanne from Texas on January 13, 2012:

Very cute ideas. =)

Traceeshobbies on January 11, 2012:

very interesting

Scanabella on January 11, 2012:

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

Tjoedhilde on January 09, 2012:

So cute. I love these animal hangers! :)

Inkhand on January 05, 2012:

Very creative.

thesuccess2 on January 05, 2012:

Remember when they were used as temporary car aerials

kathysart on January 03, 2012:

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

WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on December 23, 2011:

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 on December 23, 2011:

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

coatmu on December 15, 2011:

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

Close2Art LM on December 12, 2011:

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

lesliesinclair on December 03, 2011:

It looks like fun for the kids.

Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on November 15, 2011:

Such fun and a great way to recycle!

Tonie Cook from USA on November 14, 2011:

Love this. Great use for Wire Hangers!

spartakct on November 10, 2011:

Wonderful lens!

ccorrig on November 08, 2011:

very interesting idea for a lens!

anonymous on October 30, 2011:

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

whimsey on October 28, 2011:

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

bossy gal on October 23, 2011:

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

sherioz on October 21, 2011:

terrific ideas for handicrafts. Thanks.

wolfie10 on October 17, 2011:

very good ideas. makes coat hangers so much more interesting

BeyondRoses on October 16, 2011:

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

JodiFromFlorida on October 08, 2011:

Love your lens, what cute ideas!

anonymous on September 30, 2011:

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

JoshK47 on September 23, 2011:

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

agoofyidea on September 06, 2011:

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

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on September 05, 2011:

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

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on September 05, 2011:

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

anonymous on September 04, 2011:

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

doubleside lm on August 28, 2011:

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

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 26, 2011:

@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.

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 26, 2011:

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

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on August 23, 2011:

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

Gale from Texas on August 17, 2011:

What a great lens! Love all the ideas!

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 17, 2011:

@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.

reasonablerobby on August 16, 2011:

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

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 10, 2011:

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

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 10, 2011:

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

Craftyville on August 08, 2011:

So cute, I love the scarecrow.

Lisa from Rhode Island on August 08, 2011:

These are great love them

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 03, 2011:

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

anonymous on August 01, 2011:

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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