Wire coat hangers are cheap and easy to find. Sure they work well for hanging your dry cleaning but that's just the beginning. Here are 21 ways to upcycle the humble wire hanger.


Step 1: Razor Organizer

This keeps your new disposable razors lined up in an organized row. Cut a section of wire and bend it over a socket. Tie a lark’s foot with a rubber band at the curved end. Load the razors and secure them with the rubber band.
<p>Your forgot the one from American horror stroy<br>nice post btw</p>
<p>My Dad would have loved this Instructable. It's a family saying that Dad could fix anything with a wire hanger, a pair of pliers and a roll of black electrical tape. And he could! Some of his fixes are still intact and working. (He passed away 14 years ago.)</p>
<p>Oh, Nancy, reminds me of my Dad, who passed 10 years ago, who my Mom always said he only used tape and staples to fix everything.</p>
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<p>You can buy all of these for under $1.50</p>
<p>Try using them to make candle holders . We have power failures fairly frequently and they make great candle holders as you can hook them to walls , door frames etc without worrying that they will be knocked over and set the place on fire . Slip a round piece of tin foil to catch the wax . The wire is also used here to make the frame for beaded animals , wire cars , bicycles etc . I use them for making pegboard hooks to hang up small items , making bird feeders , tying up creepers or tree sapling supports , wire plant hanging baskets , etc . Dozens of uses for old wire hangers if you put your mind to it . </p>
<p>I'd like to see your candle holders and how you make your peg board hooks. Please make an instructable!</p>
<p>It would be great if you could post pictures for the candle holders, and others. Or make an instructable on it! thanks.</p>
<p>You are very talented. This is a great instructable. I know I can use some of these.</p>
<p>Impressive ideas!</p>
<p>These are great tips. We used something similar to Step 12 to hang squirrels/rabbits from our belts when hunting.</p>
<p>Oh, Man. You Rock. Every one of these ideas are original and very cool! Come up with some more. Can't wait:)</p>
<p>I might be missing something simple here, but how do you operate the razor blade holder? Seems like just a fancy way of making them stay upright if you have to maneuver the rubber band to get a new blade.</p>
<p>I also use it to unstop an overflowing commode. Just take the wire hanger loose and juggle it up and down in the commode.</p>
That safety pin wrench organizer is almost exactly the same way you make a click gun. Just extend the needle part and grind it to make a blade
<p>Don't forget marshmallow toasters - once the plastic has burned off. </p>
<p>Don't forget TV antennas, quite popular in the decades before cable.</p><p>And, opening automobile car doors after you lock the key inside. Before smooth door buttons, you could hook the button with a little bend.</p><p>Straighten the hanger and use it to jab your little siblings...</p>
<p>#22 welding filler rod .... My boss never bought brazing rod he would use coat hangers from the Cintas truck that dropped off his overalls. he laughed as he said he never ran out cuz they showed up every week</p>
<p>This reminded me that with a hook like for the drain cleaner, it can also be used to clean out a clogged vacuum hose. </p>
<p>I was actually kind of surprised to NOT see that it also makes a fairly good oxy/acetylene welding rod. I've used coat hangars for welding rod for years and it is almost as good as the expensive stuff.</p>
<p>Dude, you rock! Thank you very much for posting this extremely creative collection. I have been frustrated for the past 25 years by a belt which only needed the clip you designed. (Hand-palm to the forehead). I already had created a bathroom door unlocker from a CH.</p><p>When I worked in aviation electronics, I needed an extremely long probe to probe the contacts in the back end of radio gear sleeves, so I made this from a coat hanger and a couple of pieces of heat-shrink tubing: </p>
<p>These are great ideas. The sky really is the limit to imagination, creativity, usefulness and application with wire coal hangers :D</p>
<p>I've made numerous mounting brackets for components with wire hangers. I've also made shelf hanging brackets with the stuff. It's a great material to have around.</p>
<p>You guys missed one out make a DB9 Television Antenna you will also need some timber and copper wire and a balun for the instructions look up making the DB9 TV Antenna.</p>
<p>Its clever </p>
<p>Hey, you know they make great clothes hangers too, oh brother, sorry. The problem when using them for welding is that many have a plastic like coating now a days. If you can find the ones with out this coating or even scrap it off some how, I have used them to repair lawn mower decks, fill in rusted out truck beds, piece back broken yard tools, just to name a few.</p>
<p>they work well if you are welding with propane instead of acetylene</p>
<p>My welding textbook said, don't use coat hangers as welding rods. Well, I hadn't thought of it until then... but with a car battery and a set of jumper cables and a coat hanger, you can make a pretty good bad quality weld. Which is often good enough.</p>
<p>My favorite thing to do with a wire hanger is to pull it out to make a big (kind of) oval, stretch an old, clean knee high stocking over it, tape it around the handle part and then let the kids play indoor 'tennis' with a balloon. Works great and keeps them quiet for a long while. Just make sure and move your lamps out of the way ... Learned that one the hard way. </p>
<p>I want to marry this man.</p>
<p>Ha! Finnaly, a lady who understands. </p>
<p>Some very clever ideas. I looked at all of them. The only problem today is finding the hangers that are heavy enough or light enough to perform all the tasks. </p>
<p>Don't forget to file the cut ends of the hanger so there is no danger of needing bandaids later.</p>
<p>Love this. Better drain cleaner by either winding the end around a screw OR using the spiral section from the hanger (at the join with the hook) as is. Get a lot more junk out with the spiral and doesn't get caught on the drain parts.</p>
<p>UUHHmmmm , is it just me , or does this have nothing to do with coat-hangers , but everything with regular wire? looks like none of these things has the old form of twisted coat hangers in them?.</p>
<p>Don't forget the Blue Peter advent candle holder.</p><p>If you missed the make in the 1960's, I'm sure they have made them more than once.</p>
<p>This will work well on drywall, but not on plaster.</p>
<p>I make a paint mixer out of them bend the hanger in a l shape a little smaller than the diameter of the can of paint you have to mix you can put a small v shape part way up the long part of the hanger &amp;chuck it in your drill.i use these a lot </p>
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<p>Great instructable, thanks! Especially loving the large safety pin, awesome!</p>
<p>great ideas!</p>
<p>great ideas!</p>
<p>This is something I never knew, glad to see a simple thing can make your life far easier than you expect. http://goo.gl/VvKwPOI think I should be buying and using them more now. </p>
<p>I wish they were easy to find! Here in the UK they seem to have been superseded by their plastic equivalents, less useful in the world of bodging.</p>
Cool safety pin!
<p>&lt;3 this collection</p>
<p>A socket &quot;bit&quot;, really?</p>
The large sowing needle out of the hanger can also be made into a bait rigging needle
<p>awesome </p>

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