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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.


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!

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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?


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. Mesh Wreath


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. The directions for this project are no longer available, but the picture pretty well explains how the wand was made.


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.

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 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:


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:


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.