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49 Super Wire Hanger Crafts

Updated on August 25, 2017
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

Finding wire coat hanger crafts was more difficult than I anticipated. My search was for wire hanger crafts which included tutorials along with a great photo of the craft, The name of the site where you will find the craft project is highlighted so when you click on the name you will be taken directly to the site and the project page.

To make the wire hanger mouse shown above, go to this House Mouse page.

1. Eddie Ross Wreath

This beautiful wreath is made using a wire coat hanger and Christmas balls. For the instructions, go to Eddie Ross

2. Mesh Ribbon Wreath

You don't need to purchase a wire wreath shape to make a mesh ribbon wreath. Just shape a wire coat hanger and follow the directions at Chica and Jo to apply the mesh ribbon.

3. Daddy Long Legs

I don't like daddy-long-legs crawling on my wall, but I do love this one. I can't wait to make one. Find the directions for this project at Crafts 'n Coffee.

4. Baseball Wreath

Make this beautiful baseball wreath by going This Mama Loves for the tutorial.

5. Wire Coat Hanger Chandelier

This is a really cool chandelier. The instructions can be found on the Nifty Thrifty Things site.

6. Jingle Bells Wreath

Make a jingle bell wreath like this one by using the instructions given at Lulubelle Handicrafts.

7. Diaper Wreath

Isn't this wreath just too cute for words? And to think it is made with diapers. What new mother wouldn't love this.. Go to Creative Baby Shower Ideas if you'd like to find out how to make one.

8. Butterfly

Help the kids make butterflies, using the instructions from the San Diego Zoo Kids site.

9. Elegant Tissue Wreath

This is an elegant wreath that only needs a change of ribbon color to be the exact wreath for your home. Go to Craft Elf for the directions.

10. Scarecrow

You can find a bunch of really great wire coat hanger crafts in the Miscellaneous Projects Gallery on the Kids & Glitter blog. Besides the scarecrow, you'll also find a puppy, a cat, turtle, turkey, chick, bunny and a pumpkin. All easy and fun to do projects. Patterns and directions are included with all.

11. Easter Fabric Wreath

With so many beautiful Easter fabrics to choose from, you'll be able to find one perfect to make a wreath like this with. Go to Piggy Giggles for the directions.

12. Snow Mobile

I like the looks of this project and I also like the idea of making snowflakes for a mobile. A nice project whose directions are at House Tweaking.

13. Fall Leaf Wreath

Collect fall leaves or buy them, either way the results will be a beautiful fall wreath. Find the directions for this project at Infarrantly Creative.

14. Gorgeous Garden Art

Definitely a project to make your own garden art. Go to J. Goode Designs for the instructions.

15. Clothes Pin Bag

If you are like me, you enjoy hanging clothes outside when the weather is nice. This clothes pin bag, made using a wire hanger and a jeans leg, will keep your clothes pins clean and handy. For the tutorial to make this bag, go to Glory’s Garden.

16. Felted Wool Trees

I have never attempted felting wool yet, but I may need to try this project. The trees are very pretty. Go to PRETTY PRUDENT to see how to make them.

17. Scarf Hanger

What a great and useful idea. This is shown using a plastic coat hanger, but I'm sure a wire hanger would work also. Maybe cover the wire with yarn or fabric first. Find the tutorial for this project at out at Everyday Dishes.

18. Yarn Dog

This is a very old craft project that I remember doing when I was first married. I didn't have the directions, but found this site when seaching on Google. It has great and precise directions for this cute yarn dog. For the directions, go to Wildcats Playground.

19. Tin Can Luminaries

A great idea for a patio or garden party. Change the colors and use for different seasons. Great project. Find the directions for this project at Natural Mommie.

20. Herb Swag

I can only imagine the wonderful aroma of an herb swag. To make this project, go to Learn 2 Grow.

21. Lavender Wreath

If you are blessed to have your own lavender growing in the garden, this will be a great wreath project for you. You'll find the instructions for making this lavender wreath at Garden Therapy.

22. Bottle Candle Lamp

This looks like a great conversation starter. Make one of these for the bar area of your den and see how many comments you get. The directions on how to make it can be found at Instructables.

23. Felt Flowers

Little kids would be very able to make this bouquet for Mom or Dad. Find the instructions at Alphamom.

24. Heart Two Heart

Although there aren't really any directions given at Awe of Small for this heart wreath, there are some very good photos, so you won't have a problem knowing how to make it. Notice that there is a larger heart outside the flower enhanced heart.

25. Halloween Ghost

Here's another cute project to make with the kids to decorate your home or classroom. Go to Craft Elf to get the instructions.

26. Spider Wreath

Make this really cool looking Halloween spider wreath by finding the directions at

27. Burlap Wreath

This is such a pretty wreath and I think it could be used for many seasons by just changing the embellishments on the wreath. Go to Crafty Chic Mommy for the tutorial to help you make the wreath.

28. Sunburst Mirror

Make your own sunburst mirror using wire hangers!! Find all the directions at Love Create Celebrate.

29. How to Make a Wire Hanger Book Holder

30. Fairy Wings

Little girls would love to flit around wearing these cute fairy wings. They would be a perfect birthday theme. Go to Mommy Blessings to see how to make them.

31. Redneck Christmas Tree

When you have limited space, or no space for setting up a Christmas tree, this is a perfect solution. A wall tree..find the tutorial at eHow .

32. Little Bit of Love

This outstanding craft project by Craftberry Bush is so beautiful and meaningful that it will be a welcomed gift. Of course, you'll want one for yourself also.

33. Fruit Mobile

This would be a nice project to use while discussing the value of fruits in our diets. Go to Enchanted Learning to learn more about this project.

34. Garden Trellis

To make a garden trellis for yourself, follow the tutorial that you'll find at Tool Girl. I think that this trellis could be made freestanding by attaching the trellis to lengths of rebar or pvc pipe.

35. Santa Ornament

This is a project that I want to do this coming Christmas season. It's a paper mache Santa ornament that is really cute. For instructions on how to make this Santa, go to The Crafty Conundrum.

36. Trick or Treat Wreath

An easy and attractive yarn wreath using halloween favors as picks. To make a wreath like this, go to Purple Kitty.

37. Slipper and Mitten Dryer

This little do-dad would come in handy when you have wet shoes or mittens. They show how to make it at Instructables.

38. Hanging Jar Lantern

These would be the perfect decoration for a patio party. I love them. Go to All Free Crafts for the instructions on making them.

39. Porch Light Decoration

This is definitely one of the Christmas decorations that I'll be making this year. This is such a simple idea that I'm surprised we haven't seen it before. See how to make this porch light decoration by going to the In My Own Style site.

40. Halloween Tree

I've been searching for some time to find a tree for ornaments for the different holidays, and this is exactly what I was looking for. This will be perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving and I'll paint one white to use for Christmas and Easter. Go to Ric Rac Rabbit to find out how it is made.

41. Wrapping Paper Wreath

The directions for this wreath suggest using used wrapping paper to make this wreath. It is a very lovely wreath. Go to Instructables for the instructions.

42. Shoe Hangers

This is really a neat way to keep your sandals or thongs off the floor and easily available. See how the wire coat hangers are used to make these shoe hangers by going to the Epbot site.

43. Tied Ribbon Wreath

I realize that you may not really need any directions for making this ribbon tied wreath, but I thought just the picture would give you an idea for a nice spring wreath. Go to The Gilbertson Family to see how this is made.

44. Snowflake Ornament

You'll want to make a bunch of these snowflakes when you see how easy they are to make. Imagine using the flat backed gems instead of buttons on some of them. You'll find the instructions for making these snowflakes at Shanty 2Chic. Imagine using other flat backed items also, like coins or sea glass.

45. Easter Egg Wreath

Start saving the tp rolls so that you'll have plenty of them to make wreaths with the kids. Find the instructions for making this Easter wreath at Make & Do.

46. Scroll Wire Wall Art

The place to go for the tutorial to make this beautiful wall is Beth's Lemonade.

47. Huge Bubbles Wand

When you want to make huge bubbles, you need a huge bubble wand. You can find out how to make a huge bubbles wand by going to Think Crafts! for the tutorial.

48. Wire and Pantyhose Sculpture

Wire coat hanger and pantyhose sculpture would be a great classroom project. See how this project is done by going to the Dali's Moustache site.

49. Book Ends

You never know when you might need some bookends in a hurry, and you can find out how to make some using wire coat hangers at Don’t Eat The Paste. The site shows how to prepare and bend the bookends.

© 2011 Loraine Brummer

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These are some amazing ideas! I gotta try some.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Beautiful ideas here. Just threw out all my wire coat hangers as they tend to tarnish. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013. Hugs

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      motobidia 4 years ago

      Wow - so many artistic uses of coat hangers! My wife teases me that I can fix anything with a coat hanger, and now I can actually impress her with making something, perhaps less practical, but much nicer out of one of those.

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      ConnieGreen LM 4 years ago

      some great ideas here - thanks!

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      Pugcentric 4 years ago

      great repurposing projects!

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      These are such cute ideas! I'm going to have to try some of these with my daughter when she's a little older.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! I love the slipper and mitten dryer idea!!! The spider with the long legs would be great for Halloween decorations, I might need to try this! *Blessed!*

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Awesome lens about wire coat hanger crafts! Great job!!

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Great article, nice job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It takes a creative and artistic mind to use diaper as a wreath. Good job.

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      sandi_x 5 years ago

      Cool ideas

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      glutenallergy 5 years ago

      This is the type of lens that amazes me, as I would have never thought there could be so many crafty ideas for a common wire hanger. Thanks for sharing :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow, these are some very Cool Ideas!!!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The daddy long legs is freaky; love it!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Well, these hanger crafts are adorable, especially daddy long legs. Too cute!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      How very creative! I never knew so many crafts could be made from hangers. Blessed!

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      These are so cute! I love the Hick Chick! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      amazing what you can do with the wire clothes hangers. nice lens.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Where can you even get a wire hanger anymore? Very creative ideas. I had to come look after I read that you made some changes. I didn't see it the first time so thought I'd take a look.

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      djroll 5 years ago

      This is a cute lens. Thank you for sharing. I've actually put aside some wire hangers as they are getting harder to come by.

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      myamya 5 years ago

      amazing lens! Squidlikes!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens! thumbs up!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are all really cute craft ideas!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      Oh my, this is the cutest clothes hanger project page I have ever seen, Lots of great ideas. I made a wreath like the Halloween one shown here except I used strips of old blue jeans to make a western wreath.

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      hsschulte 5 years ago

      You have some wonderful ideas here that I hadn't considered. Thanks!

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      Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

      Very cute ideas. =)

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      Traceeshobbies 5 years ago

      very interesting

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      Scanabella 5 years ago

      Very Clever!Such unique creations deserve an Artisan Award of some kind!

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      So cute. I love these animal hangers! :)

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      Very creative.

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      thesuccess2 5 years ago

      Remember when they were used as temporary car aerials

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Well wow.. how fun is this!? Luv it. Thumbs up angel blessed too.

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Your list of hanger crafts is awesome. I always have extra hangers and must try one of these crafts. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

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      alittlebitofeve 5 years ago

      I loved the Halloween wreath! It made me smile. Maybe a wreath for every holiday isn't such a bad idea!

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      coatmu 5 years ago

      Thanks for this lens! love it.-----------------------------coat stand

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      so much fun here, very good job, Blessed!!!

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      It looks like fun for the kids.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Such fun and a great way to recycle!

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      Tonie Cook 5 years ago from USA

      Love this. Great use for Wire Hangers!

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      spartakct 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens!

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      ccorrig 5 years ago

      very interesting idea for a lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am amazed buy the talent of everyone on Suidoo and I just love the things that you have made here and will have to check out your blog

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      whimsey 5 years ago

      Cool ideas! Who knew you could do so much with coat hangers? :)

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      bossy gal 5 years ago

      i loved the yarn dog..great ideas:)..

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      terrific ideas for handicrafts. Thanks.

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      wolfie10 6 years ago

      very good ideas. makes coat hangers so much more interesting

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      BeyondRoses 6 years ago

      Lots of cute crafts ... Love the Yarn Dog. He looks so happy!

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      JodiFromFlorida 6 years ago

      Love your lens, what cute ideas!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! These are real cute and cool too! :)

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      How cute! Never would have thought of this. :)

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      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      The yarn dog was too cute. Great lens. Crafts are fun for everyone.

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @anonymous: Thanks, Tipi, for visiting this lens and for your comment on "Speedy."

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @doubleside lm: Thanks for your comment. It is amazing what a person can do to recycle.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What sweet ideas for craft with wire hangers, I especially like your Speedy the Turtle!

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      doubleside lm 6 years ago

      Creative!!I think I just got an idea to make a coat hanger in my house.Thank you.

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @goldenecho: It is amazing how many different things can be made with a coat hanger. I was amazed myself when I was making the lens. Thanks for your kind words.

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @sukkran trichy: Thanks, sukkran, for your comment and for visiting this lens.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very interesting wire coat hanger crafts page. yarn dog is really amazing. sukkran

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      Gale 6 years ago from Texas

      What a great lens! Love all the ideas!

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @reasonablerobby: I never thought of that but, yeh you could look at them as giant coat hangers. lolThanks for your comment, I got a kick out of it.

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      reasonablerobby 6 years ago

      Great fun. They're like the Grand Daddy of Paper Clips too!

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @Craftyville: Thanks, they are so much fun to make too. Glad you stopped by. Come again.

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @CastleRoyLisa: Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

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      Craftyville 6 years ago

      So cute, I love the scarecrow.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      These are great love them

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      @anonymous: Thanks for your comment. It's one fun way to recylce.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My goodness I don't think I have ever seen anything quite so cute as these wire coat hanger items. Looks like a fun craft.