Wire clothes hangers accumulate in almost every home. But what can you do with them beyond the laundry room and closet? More than you’ve ever imagined!
First is to reuse. One of the simplest ways to reuse wire clothes hangers is to donate them to organizations that can put them to good use – thrift stores, crisis shelters, group homes or nursing homes. Many dry cleaners or laundry mats will accept hangers for reuse.
The second one is recycling. Check with your local recycling plant to see if they accept wire hangers. Then gather wire hangers from your neighborhood or church and take them in bulk for recycling. You can donate the money to a worthy cause.
Next is to remove Static Cling. To reduce static cling, run a wire clothes hanger between the garment and your skin. Even running the hanger over the outside of the garment will help.
We can also make them into padded hangers. If you are handy with a needle or crochet hook, you can turn your wire hangers into lovely padded and decorative ones. These are great to give as housewarming gifts or for showers. Every new mother will appreciate some small ones for baby’s closet.
Or we can make a garden hose guide. Use a wire cutter to snip a hanger wire into six-inch lengths. Bend each length into an arch, and then use them as “staples” for keeping a soaker hose in place in flower beds.
It can also be used to make a giant bubble wand. Bend a clothes hanger into a circle and you have the perfect giant bubble wand. Mix one part dish washing detergent and one part water to make the bubble solution.
The commonest way would be creating a wreath. A wire hanger is the perfect base for a holiday or special occasion wreath. Fresh greenery or silk flowers can easily be attached to the frame. Just bend the hanger into a circle and leave the hook for hanging.
It would be a good idea to create a strainer frame. Pull the hanger into a roughly round shape and cover it with a panty-hose leg. Use it to strain paint or anything messy. You can just toss away the panty-hose and keep the frame to use another day.
We could try controlling vines and tender plants. Hangers can form a trellis or become a support for vines and plants. Bend or cut the hangers into the shape you need. If you want a taller trellis, hangers can be taped together and hung from a fence post or nail.
You will like to grow fairy wings or a halo. Keep a couple of hangers around to make accessories for costumes. Hangers make great fairy or butterfly wings when covered with fabric or paper. You can also bend them into halos, horns or anything that needs a frame. Decorate with glitter, paint or anything you can imagine.
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