Did you ever notice that some things in your house seem to multiply like bunnies? In my house its pennies, pens, pencils and ………….
Whenever I get an overabundance of something, I like to think of what I can possibly re-purpose them for. In the case of hangers, I especially like the wooden coat and pants hangers and set them aside for possible use in hanger crafts.
I have been able to use most all of my old wooden pants hangers as fun photo hangers throughout my house. I simply add a few embellishments to them for a little more interest:
For this one I just added a little light paint, to give it a distressed look, along with an epoxy button sticker to the top.
Since I also have a lot of buttons, it was fun to embellish one of the hangers with a row of shiny mother of pearl vintage buttons. I first painted the wood with a light cream acrylic paint and then glued on the buttons with tacky glue.
Another way that I have used my pants hangers was as much needed jewelry hangers. I can hang these on any available wall space in a room or closet.
All I do is attach wooden cabinet knobs to the hanger with E6000 craft glue. I then glued a vintage button to the end of the knob for fun. This one I painted lightly with a dark umber paint.
Here is a lighter version with the addition of some vintage typewriter keys to the ends of the buttons.
I also can always use wall hooks. With a little twisting and prying, I fashioned one pants hanger into a funky little wall hook to hang light items on.
Now I am just left with my pile of wooden coat hangers. I have a few ideas but here is what I found other people doing:
This idea would actually make perfect sense for me since I have a daughter getting married in a couple of months! Personalized hangers for dresses would be such a nice touch.
I love this creative use of hangers by RePlayGround for making a unique coat rack. This is most likely a conversation starter.
Do you have any fun ideas for hanger crafts? Share your thoughts with us!