Closet Clean-Out: Five Ways to Upcycle Wire Hangers

wire coat hanger magazine rackThe neatest thing about this wire coat hanger magazine rack, tutorial courtesy of Artists Helping Children, is the fact that you don’t even need to cut the wire at all to make it.

Like wire hanger origami, all you have to do is simply bend and fold the wire hanger to form a surprisingly useful magazine rack. If you like to vend at craft fairs, you’ll be pleased to note that this rack also makes a fine easel to display multiple copies of mounted artwork or prints.

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6 thoughts on “Closet Clean-Out: Five Ways to Upcycle Wire Hangers”

  1. I do love the yarn covered hanger! My Aunt June taught me how to make them many years ago and we have an abundance of them… My daughter oohed and aahed over one two days ago when one made its way into the front hall closet and she is excited to make her very own special hanger… Seriously? I have to hunt down a couple of wire hangers on purpose now? UGH!

  2. LOL you can do yarn covered plastic hangers, too!

    I use wire hangers to make wings; just wrap the wire with scrap fabric and stretch pantyhose or tights over them. Then you can break out the fabric paint to decorate then if you like.

  3. I JUST made wire hanger butterfly wings! I’d seen some that were made with millinery wire, but they just didn’t look very sturdy, so I tried out wire hangers–not too hard to work with, and VERY sturdy.

    I get wire hangers now from one friend whose husband takes stuff to the dry cleaners. Are dry cleaners the only place left in the world that still hands out wire hangers? Possibly…

  4. These are such great ideas: I especially love the vine trellis. I am currently working on a few upcycling projects of my own. It’s amazing how many cool things you can make by upcycling and as I have found, they make really great conversation pieces when visitors come over as well.

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