Got lots of metal hangers? Well the following blog post will take you through several reusing ideas including a yard project, some easy Christmas accents, a gorilla and creative household art. Share your ideas below, we would love to hear them!
|Source: Crafty Gardener|
One of my fondest memories of my childhood is receiving custom-made, hand-wrapped wire hangers from my dad’s cousins—they were mentally handicapped and created the nifty projects at their day home. I still have them and I still love them. The woven covering over the wire prevents clothes from sliding off and is gentle on more delicate fabrics. The Crafty Gardener’s how-to creates a very similar finished product (top right).
|Source: Miriam Zink|
But there are so many other ways to repurpose wire hangers into other things, like this great candy wreath idea from livecrafteat.com (left) Visit the website for step-by-step pictorial instructions.
I’m also pretty impressed by this dining room pendant light fixture made out of wire hangers (bottom right), from Miriam Zink Product Design. It’s certainly creative!
|Source: Upcycle Design Lab Blog|
Winter's only just started,and I'm already dreaming about summer and being back in the garden. Upcycled Design Lab keeps me busy and hopeful with their Upcycled Wire Hanger Garden Edging project. A cage version should work wonders for my tomatoes and peonies.
|Source: House Logic|
|Source: Beth's Lemonade|
Amazing Scottish Artist David Mach uses metal hangers for enormous sculptures that are worked around plastic moulds which are then removed, I can't seem to copy a picture from his site, I understand why they would protect the images but they are huge and breathtaking, ranging from this Gorilla to a depiction of Christ's crucifixion.
- Reuse Centre Blogger Team (Staff and Volunteers)