Clever Ways to Reuse Clothes Hangers Around the House

published Oct 15, 2017
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With the changing of the seasons underway, it’s time to swap out all those summer frocks with chunky sweaters and denim. It’s also probably time to donate a few things, which means you may have a few spare hangers leftover. Before you throw them out with your summer sandals that finally reached their demise, check out these clever ways to reuse and repurpose your wooden and wire hangers in other areas of the home.

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For a simple repurpose, use your wire hangers as a rack for all your eyewear, as seen on I Spy DIY. Just hang with a small nail or push pin, and put your frames on display.

Similarly, reuse your hangers as minimal (but totally cool) storage for your favorite design magazines. Use wire hangers for a more industrial look, and wooden hangers for a natural and organic look. See more over on

If you have a saw or Dremel nearby, you can whip up a unique coat rack like this one seen on Design Mag for your entryway. Cut off opposing “arms” of two wooden hangers, join together with a strong wood glue, and mount on wood plaque using screws or nails.

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To keep things tool-free and super affordable, you can also use wire hangers to display artwork and photos as seen on Woon Trendz. Use bulldog clips and books to hang your favorite pieces, and easily swap them out for each season or when your space needs an easy update. Instant wall gallery for less than $10? Yes, please.

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Who wouldn’t thought this sunburst mirror was made out of leftover hangers? If you’re looking for a focal point in your room, this might be the project for you. See how to make your own by following Love Create Celebrate‘s tutorial.

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If you love plants, this DIY topiary from Thistle Wood Farms is a must-do. Create the perfect topiary shape using none other than a wire hanger, and wrap your favorite ivy for a front porch that is sure to turn heads.

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Don’t have the space for topiaries? That’s okay because you can create seasonal wreaths for your front door, above your mantel, or over your bed using a hanger. See how Lili in Wonderland made hers for inspiration.

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