More Clothes Hanger Recycling Ideas

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Lookee here - the editors of the October 2013 issue of British magazine, Ideal Home, have come up with some clever ways to reuse and repurpose vintage clothes hangers – both wooden and wire. These wooden hangers are absolutely spot-on for keeping magazines and newspapers neat, tidy, and accessible. At one time, haberdashers (that's men's clothing shops to you who don't know) and dry cleaning establishments used to give away wood hangers as advertising. Then wire hangers were invented and away went the wooden ones. Now it's come full circle with cardboard hangers replacing the wire ones and now also displaying the name of the establishment - not quite the same feel, however.

Although the wire hangers look spiffy up on the wall, it takes a bit of work to reuse these as shown. You have to unwind the hanger (use pliers - otherwise forget it) at the hook end and then rewind it each time you need to replace the paper towels or the wrapping paper. Of course, you can cut the hangers in half at the bottom (where you hang the stuff) but then the whole thing gets a bit wobbly. Looks nice, though, and the pretty drawer pulls add glamour to these plain jane wire hang-ups.

For more ideas for recycling clothes hanges, click on categories Wire Coat Hangers and Wreaths. See more Ideal Home (and Ikea) ideas at my other blog.

Categories: DIY, Wire Coat Hangers, Wood

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Reply gebrichi
10:47 AM on September 14, 2013 
I also adore wooden clothes hangers and wire ones have dozens of uses.
Reply jessica
2:49 PM on September 13, 2013 
oh how i love the prettiness of a hanger. in a perfect world i would have all wooden in my closet...there is a bag of wire hangers i'm hoarding and planning something for. love these!