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What to do with a wire hanger?

I had to unravel a wire hanger to get a cutting board  from the back of my fridge. Gemmeh Good Ideas! :D 

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onrust (author)2011-01-03

As you say you like Duct Tape, wire hangers can be used in the same fasion as bailing wire to secure and lash items.

ostomesto (author)2010-11-30

You could use it for my instuctable " blowgun and darts". Click on my profile to find it cause there will be so many others if you search it. They make powerful darts

Goodhart (author)2010-11-24

they make great hangers (seriously, I mean cut and bent to the type of hanger one needs)

replacement needles for a "latch hook" kit, 
object retriever (from water or other out of reach places....and thing that can be picked up with a hooked end)


NachoMahma (author)Goodhart2010-11-24

> replacement needles for a "latch hook" kit
.  Genius! One of those slap-your-forehead-and-say-"Why-didn't-I-think-of-that" ideas.

Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2010-11-25

Or easier yet, the hook used for those "pot holder, etc" makers :-) no "latch" needed. :-)

WhyHello (author)2010-11-24

Thanks everyone!

RedneckEngineer (author)2010-11-23

If all you got is a wire hanger then try bending it into a candle holder. I seen one on the site somewhere. Think it was called a spider candle holder. I was thinking about making some for my sister in-law this year for Christmas but haven't got around to it yet. I been useing my hanger wires to make TV anntena's for myself and oldest daughter and her hubby.

Here's a link.   https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-tealight-spider/

kelseymh (author)2010-11-22

Do you want happy, friendly suggestions, or disturbing and potentially offensive suggestions?

Coat hanger material is great for bending into kinetic sculptures (a guy balancing on a high-wire, etc.).

NachoMahma (author)kelseymh2010-11-22

> Do you want happy, friendly suggestions, or disturbing and potentially offensive suggestions?
.  I'd give a tupence for the latter ... if'n I had it. :(

kelseymh (author)NachoMahma2010-11-22

How about a trochar? I'll not go further down the road, without the blessings of the young lady who asked question.

Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2010-11-22

This young lady issues threats and glares to all purveyors of disturbing and potentially offensive suggestions.

kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2010-11-22

Yes, but you're not the young lady in question (or who asked the question) :-) And the longer we discuss it, the more time there is for all sort of weird and disturbing ideas of what to make from a coat hanger can pop into your head....

Kiteman (author)2010-11-22

Car aerial.

Legs of a vibrobot.

Steady-hand game.

Bubble wands.

Thumb piano keys.