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So, you know all of those ugly wire hangers you get from the drycleaners?  What do you do with them?  Do you just use them and try to ignore their ugliness, or perhaps just throw them away?  Dont' do either!  Here is a fun and easy way to jazz up those old boring hangers!

Step 1: Supplies

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Now that you have decided to spice up your hangers, you are going to need some things.


Why Wire Hangers?

  1. Wire hangers are nice and thin and have a consistant thickness throughout the whole hanger.
  2. Plastic hangers tend to have variations in size, particularly on the two ends, and usually have some different plastic pieces hanging out (those hooks used to hold up those extra loops on dresses).
  3. Wood hangers already look nice on their own and are usually not in a circular path - meaning they are usually a wood bar so it would be harder to keep the yarn on without glue.
mtjordan1 year ago

So glad I found this! My husband's aunt would always make these for bridal or baby showers. All of us would always say it was official when her hangers were open. Now that she's gone I'll be able to carry on the tradition!

craftpro2 years ago
This is so cute! I can have pretty hangers! Now i just need the time...
HollyMann2 years ago
This is so cute...if I only had the patience!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
It's not too bad. I think crocheting is best cause you can just stop whenever and walk away and finish later. But if you walk away from the wrap one, it wants to unravel.
aramanthe2 years ago
These are gorgeous! I never would've thought about crocheting around a hanger (although I did do it to my cell phone charger cord)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  aramanthe2 years ago
Ooh, that sounds like a cute idea! I'd love to see how that turns out :)
andreaki2 years ago
i love this one...makes great use of wire hangers, yarn remnants and your hours in front of the TV watching CSI! fun, colorful simple... thanks!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  andreaki2 years ago
Thanks, yeah, I spent a bit of time in front of the tv while doing these ;)
bajablue2 years ago
Completely retro-adorable!

Love 'em!!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks! I loved how they turned out!
Wow ahh :D god Is Best I vote That :D
Thank you!
MicioGatta2 years ago
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  MicioGatta2 years ago
Thanks :)
lightnin92 years ago
Ah, so lovely! Would that everything could be easily covered with yarn.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lightnin92 years ago
I agree! Everything should be covered in yarn :)
These are great. My grandmother made me a set, and I'd wondered the right way to reproduce them to add to it. Thanks for the share.
Thank you :D
Great re-purpose instead of throwing those wire hangers in the trash. I can see hot pinks and fluorescent colors for the kiddos. If they're old enough, they could even try doing it.

Great idea!
Yes, yes! Good project for kids too. They can also just make knots (kind of like a friendship bracelet). I thought about doing a knotted version, but thought it might be too obvious.
rrkrose2 years ago
These are a cute! This will help brighten up my closet!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  rrkrose2 years ago
I agree! Also, i thought it might be cute to color code hangers, like work clothes, play clothes, party clothes...