Even though we are lifelong crafters who have spent many years perfecting and practicing several different more specialized DIY techniques, like knitting and sewing, we still think it’s sometimes nice to go back to our crafting roots and make something simple from a random household object. That’s why, when we realized we had some spare hangers after moving, we decided to try and upcycle them instead of getting rid of them! That’s how we found ourselves scouring the Internet for crafting projects made from hangers all this week and last.
Just in case you love the idea of making fantastic DIY projects from regular old clothing hangers just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Hanger as a magazine rack
The awesome thing about hangers is that, in some instances, there are crafty uses for them that don’t involve you having to alter or change the hanger really at all! Instead, you’re just thinking creatively about how that hanger can be used to hang things besides clothes, like normal. That’s the kind of craft we mean when we show you things like this useful hanger magazine rack outlined in clear detail on Creatistic.
2. Hanger as a glasses stand
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about crafting ideas that involved hangers being used creatively, just how they are? Well, believe it or not, magazines aren’t the only non-clothing things you can store on a hanger! Because we love to accessorize with shades so much, we’re huge fans of the way SF Girl turned one of their sturdy old hangers into a glasses and sunglasses stand.
3. Wire hanger ribbon organizer
Perhaps the hangers you have to work with are wire hangers that are easy to bend, cut, and otherwise alter, but you’d still prefer to repurpose them rather than throwing them out? Well, if you’re the kind of avid crafter who has amassed quite the impressive ribbon roll collection over the years like we have, check out how Happily Ever Crafter turned one of their own wire hangers into some hanging ribbon storage in just one simple cut.
4. Coat hanger jewelry holder
Speaking of accessorizing, are you the kind of fashion enthusiast who always believes that you should put one more thing on before you leave the house, rather than taking one off like the old style saying suggests? Then we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way I Spy DIY used tiny photo hanging hooks screwed into a thick wooden hanger in order to turn it into a jewelry hanger!