Macy's Hangers Chandelier

About: My favorite quotation is: “All you need in order to accomplish something great is a good idea and not quite enough money.” – Anon I live by that theme, and the ideas just keep coming.

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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    3 years ago

    Clothes hangers. Connected to a discarded bicycle rim.

    This is truly recycling at its finest; great job!


    3 years ago

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

    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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    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.


    6 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

    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...