Inspired by this article on Treehugger.com, I decided to design some hangers that could be made by anyone and wouldn't need newspaper pulp, moulds or laser cutters.

The hangers are designed to hold a necklace in the middle and have recesses at either end to hold dresses and tops. You could also add features to hold trousers or ties.

This is my entry into the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest.

Step 1: Outline Your Hangers

Find an appropriately sized piece of double layer cardboard. The piece I used measured 200mm x 360mm. This would be suitable for child's or lady's hangers, it's not quite wide enough for my t-shirts.

Mark the middle with a line. Butt a piece of paper up to that line then draw your hanger shape. You could just go straight ahead and draw your hanger freestyle, but I'm rubbish at drawing symmetrically so I used this piece of paper, cut it out, drew around it then flipped it over.

Add the hanger's hook above the centre line. Be sure to make it wide enough to fit on your clothes rail. Don't worry about it being too thin, this card is pretty strong!
<p>Excellent. I have some clothes that always fall off the store bought hangers. I can custom make some just for those clothes. Thanks for the ible!</p>
can't believe my boyfriend just ripped up loads of cardboard to put in the recycling! when i get some more, i may glue two bits of card together to make sure they're strong enough. i like the idea of adding <strong>colour</strong> paper.<br> <br> oh, just noticed i'm several years late commenting on this instructable!
I'd make some because I'm always out of coat hangers, but my step mum wouldn't like it because &quot;you could have just bought it for $3 down at the store!&quot;<br />
I made some of these and now my closet looks pretty!
Yay. Photos please?
cnt coz i dnt hav a camera lol
yeah that sounds awesome adding a touch of nature...you may be able to impregnate (or otherwise scent them) with essential oil to add another dimension to their appeal. absolutely luv them!
Great job! I never have enough clothes hangers but I have lots of cardboard boxes :D
Thank you :) If you make any please post photos!
Brilliant! When my clothes look beautiful I feel beautiful - even if they are just hanging with care in my closet and I get to pick out my fav shirt or pants, plus your answer to vloeivbeer cracks me up to no end. Great photos too.
Ha ha. Thanks for the praise. And for subscribing. :) James
Thats awesome ! I like the whole for the ties and necklaces
The hole for the ties? :p Silly SMART.
shuddup i had been afk for 4 days :P
*pats smart*
That's neat. Joan Crawford would approve.
this is sooooooo cool *4 stars*
Thanks :)
nice! but how long will these last my wire hangers have been bent to heck =P<br/>
This double thickness corrugated card seems pretty strong. I should think you could seal the edges with some masking tape and spray it before putting the paper on to make it last longer. But IMO the card looks quite cool around the edge. I should think these wouldn't last as long as wire hangers as they can't be bent back in to shape. But they look a hell of a lot nicer and you can customise them however you want. There are loads of nice tissue papers available. I might make one soon with leaves impregnated in the paper.

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