Introduction: Macy's Hangers Chandelier

Ever since Instructables got me started dumpster diving for usable treasure (see Outdoor Chandelier Made from Trash), it's changed the way I see all trash. Now every garbage bin is a potential art supply depot.
The chandelier pictured below is made from clothes hangers found in Macy's dumpsters (actually, I asked a stock person if he could save me some of the hundreds of hangers thrown away monthly). They are connected to a discarded bicycle rim.
All I did to make this chandelier was drill two holes in each hanger--one toward the top and another toward the bottom, then attach each hanger to the bicycle rim with wire, and tie the other end of all the hangers together at the top. So simple!
You can see a video of the making of this hanger chandelier by clicking on the link.
The fun thing about using hangers is that you can do all kinds of variations of hanger positions to achieve different and spectacular results. And your cost is almost zero.
So, my advice for home decor this holiday season? Get thee to a dumpster!

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watchmeflyy made it!(author)2016-01-24

Clothes hangers. Connected to a discarded bicycle rim.

This is truly recycling at its finest; great job!

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Thanni+ made it!(author)2015-10-19

Amazing!!! Don't have words!! How much would you charge if someone wants to buy it? Please let me know

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Tarun+Upadhyaya made it!(author)2013-05-06

Sometimes I wonder why these incredibly awesome things get so less viewers. This is creativity at its best. Thanks for sharing.

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flyingpuppy made it!(author)2013-05-06

Thanks for the warm compliment. The key, I think, is being a social butterfly--which I'm not. : (

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Tarun+Upadhyaya made it!(author)2013-05-06

Ohh.. I think, I am also like you. Here's what I do, when you publish an ible, you get options to share the link on stumbleupon, dig-it and reddit. These online tools are awesome for sharing your stuff with world, without expanding your social circle :). Pinterest is awesome too.

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kilakiwi made it!(author)2013-01-08

Beautiful!! This chandelier doesn't look DIY at all. It looks like something out of Architectural Digest magazine.

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PeoplesCar made it!(author)2013-01-02

That is TOO freaking cool! A+ to you!

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bajablue made it!(author)2012-11-22

Most magnificent, brilliant and unique project, puppy!!!

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flyingpuppy made it!(author)2012-11-22

THERE you are! Missed you & hope your brain is cooking up way too many weird ideas! Thanks for the compliment.

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bajablue made it!(author)2012-11-26

You're welcome, puppy... and my brain is! ;-D

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Dominic+Bender made it!(author)2012-11-21

Cool. It took me a while to spot what it was actually made of... I think they would work even better if you painted them and added a chain of lights to it. Then again, maybe it's simplicity that makes it great...

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