Creative Wooden Hanger Crafts

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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photo via Liz and Ryan

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.

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Hanger coat rack by RePlayGround

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!

Happy Crafting!