Closet Clean-Out: Five Ways to Upcycle Wire Hangers

yarn-covered wire hangersOkay, do not be mad at me, but I have to post this project. I have to! My grandmother used to make these yarn-covered wire coat hangers, for goodness’ sake. And I’ll tell you what- if I ever happened to wander my way into a church bazaar, and I found these yarn-covered hangers for sale there (and I would), I’d buy them all up in a heartbeat.

The beauty of these yarn-wrapped hangers is partly in their cheeziness, sure, but also? They work! The yarn pads the wire hangers just enough that you don’t get those bumps on your T-shirt shoulders, and I’m pretty sure that Mommy Dearest couldn’t have done nearly as much damage with these babies as with the unpadded version.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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