Hooks and hangers are probably one of the quickest and simplest ways to keep things wrinkle-free, tidy and easy to find. The creative person in each of us also has a chance to reveal themselves when it is time to clear the closet of those unused hangers. There are hundreds of arts and crafts projects that call for hangers as a main component.
What to Do with that Old Wire Clothes Hanger! Recycle it!
People who are particularly adept in working with wood will find that hangers can be converted into everything from dish-drying racks to lamp shades. Metal hangers that can be easily bent and manipulated are ideal, free raw materials for any number of projects. These items are typically used as support for large table settings that incorporate multiple floral elements and fruits or vegetables.
Wire coat hangers are cheap and easy to find. Sure they work well for hanging your dry cleaning but that’s just the beginning. Wanna know how to recycle wood or old wire clothes hanger? Here are 10 ways to upcycle the humble wire hanger.
The limits of your recycling efforts are only determined by your own creativity. Hangers can find other more practical uses outside of the home as well. It’s possible old wood hangers might break … somehow no longer be able to perform their hanger-ly function. But that’s not the point. I think they’re beautiful things that should see the light of day! So bring them out of the closet and show them off. They can be doubled up and altered so that they support hanging plants or buried in the ground in order to create barriers between walkways and garden beds.
Doesn’t matter if you have or not wire clothes hangers , you can buy from here to make one of these creative and funny projects.
Clothes and coat hangers can be made from various materials – wood, metal or plastic. If you don’t need them they can often be donated to charity shops or given to dry cleaners and retailers who will use them again. Click here for more information.
Do you want to try making a screen divider from hangers?
Decorative room dividers are great in any design concept to add some style, but main purpose of dividers are to separate the spaces for it’s individual functions.
The Hanger Hammock by Joshua Notley
British artist Joshua Notley created this super cool hammock using previously used materials.
I’m not sure how comfortable it is to take a nap in but add a cushion and this is one of the best projects I’ve ever seen using old hangers. What could you design using used materials found around your house?