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    Default Uses for wire hangers

    Wire handger are great to make the following items for children
    Mobils. wind chimes, wind socks, wreath at Xmas time use your
    imaganation and they are great for preschools.


    A friend shared this with me. She runs a large daycare in the little

    town of Silverton Oregon. I am located in Salem Oregon...can't wait
    for the rain to return!..Way to hot this year.
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    WIRE COAT HANGER CHRISTMAS TREE
    from: janice jirik (twhw20a)

    You need 6 identical hangers (wire type)

    Put the curved part in towards the center and bring the tops together
    using 2 hangers each time.

    Tape together wherever they touch.

    Repeat for 2 remaining pairs.

    Slip together and tape again - I used black electrical tape.

    Use a string of 35 mini lites and tape on outside of hangers, just going
    around.

    Use a garland that is 18 feet long and wrap it, starting at the top and kinda
    tucking the end inside.

    Really cute!

    From: m herbert (tjdr09a)

    These are beautiful.

    I used a curly garland of red and green and put on white lights and a gold
    metallic bow on the top.

    The one my aunt had had small ornaments on it.

    From: adele hilinski (bwtc67d)

    Put 12 wire coat hangers together at the straight edge.

    You have to have someone help hold the hangers. Put all 12 flat ends
    to the center and wrap with wire. (That is the hardest part.)

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    If desired, cover the coat hangers with floral tape if you want.

    Wrap garland around the outside edges.

    Hang up little ornaments and whatever else you like.

    Cover with garland and lights.

    Hang balls from the hook part.

    From: adele hilinski (bwtc67d)

    Put all the flat ends of the hangers where the clothes would normally
    hang to the center, with the hook facing out front

    Those then you would secure with wire.

    That then gives you that shape.

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    In other words, take all 12 hangers put the flat ends facing the center and
    tape them all together. It would then resemble a Japanese lantern in
    shape and hang the same way. It is all one piece.

    What Marge said is what you do. The 12 flat ends should be held
    together then hold them vertical and continue from there spacing the
    hook parts evenly. Like I said this is the hardest part.

    From: margaret ignelzi (yjaf74a)

    I've made the same thing and I think what Adele is trying to tell you
    to do is this:

    Take 12 wire hangers and hold them in one hand by the hook.

    Make sure all hooks are facing the same direction.

    Your hand is holding 12 hooks and the flat ends are hanging down flapping in
    the breeze, right?

    Now, with your other hand, grab ALL the flat ends and let go of the hooks.

    Now take a twist tie and secure the flat ends together. Do this in a couple
    places.

    Now, you need 12 rubberbands, all the same size.

    What you are going to do is "space" the hangers so that each hook is the same
    distance apart. Take a rubberband and slide it over 2 neighboring hooks. Take
    a 2nd rubberband and slide it over 1 of the hooks that has the 1st rubberband
    on it and over the next hook that doesn't have any rubberbands on it.

    Continue to do this until ALL the hooks are connected with rubberbands.

    What you should end up with a thing that looks like a birdcage.

    Now you can spray paint it gold, add garland and hang ornaments from the hooks
    and use it at Christmas.

    Or you can fill the insides with ivy and add butterflies or birds. Perhaps
    even sunflowers and crows..

    These "birdcages" are so versatile. After you get the hangers spaced, you can
    cover up the rubberbands with jute, raffia, paper twist, or whatever goes with
    the "filling".



    From: "William H. McDaniels" <wmcdaniels@ushwy1.com>

    I have made these trees and they are very pretty when lit ...

    You do use six hangers, holding them together with trash bag ties,
    they are the easiest because they are longer than bread ties and seem
    the right
    strength and you always seem to have some left over anyway.

    you start by wiring the hangers together in pairs, place them flat and wire
    them together with the hook parts attached at the opposite sides, tie them
    together with the ties.

    when all three pairs are wired together then you will have what looks like
    three pair of butterfly or angel wings. I hope this makes sense so
    far ... now for the fun ... you have to put them together ... this
    will require a little
    patience you start with 2 sets holding one straight you want to insert the
    other one into the center of the wings, and when you get the second
    set in you will have a 4 sided tree, wire together, it will take
    shape enough to
    recognize, you then do this with the last pair ... your tree will then be
    three dimensional. At this point you didn't say if it had lights on it or not.
    The ones that I made had a string of 35 christmas christmas twinkle lights
    attached to the frame at this point, you have six sides and 35 lights, one
    will be short a light but it isn't noticeable. Wire them onto the frame with
    the lights facing out.

    I then used pine garland and starting at the top, hook a small piece of
    garland in the top of the frame, and wrap around and around until you
    get to the bottom of the tree. Cut and wire to the frame. Decorate
    the tree, with what ever ornaments please you.

    From: Anne Stein

    6 plastic (or wire) coat hangers
    1 string of 35 Christmas mini-lights
    25-foot Garland, any color
    Electrical Tape (or tape of your choice)

    To begin select 2 hangers. Lay one hanger on the other with the hanging part
    (C-shape) pointing in down position.
    x x
    x x x x
    x c j x
    x x x x
    x x x x
    x x x x

    Tape
    the two hangers together at one end. Make three sets of two
    hangers. Put one set of hangers through the opening of first
    hanger, then put the other set
    through the two to form a cone (tree). Tape all three together. Set up. It
    will stand up by itself. Next wrap light on tree and secure with tape. I
    usually tape each light on. Next wrap with garland. WOW! YOU JUST
    MADE A TREE. ENJOY.
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    Uses for Old Wire Hangers

    Dream Catcher - Just bend hanger in circle, wrap with ribbon, make web by overlapping ribbon with yarn, add beads or feathers if wanted. Add fringe by tying on longer pieces of yarn at bottom and adding feathers and/or beads.

    Christmas decorations - Using wire cutters and pliers, bend and shape wire into a variety of shapes to hang on your tree. Decorate with glitter, ribbon, fabric, etc.

    Wreath backing - Shape into a circle and attach holly or evergreen branches to it. Add colorful bows and hang on walls or on doors. Plant hanger - Straighten hanger, then wrap around a 6-8" pot just below the lip. Twist it back on itself to secure, then hang the plant.

    Hotdog or marshmallow stick - Never go camping without a couple of hangers. Straighten hanger, fold one end double for a stronger gripping end. Skewer your dog or mallow on the straight end and cook away.

    Bubble maker - Makes extra big bubbles. Mix one part dishwashing liquid to two parts water in a large tub or bucket. Stretch hanger out to make a large hoop with a handle. Dip hanger into bubble stuff and wave gently in the air.

    Halloween costumes - Cut and shape hangers into all kinds of unique add-ons for your Halloween costumes. Wings, halo, horns, etc are just a few of the things you can shape and cover with fabric or tin foil. Soldering iron or hot glue gun rest - Fold hanger in half (bend at center and hook). Then bend corners outward/downward, 3 inches in. Finished it should look like an M and will hold your soldering iron or hot glue gun while you work.
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    When I saw the heading for this I had to laugh!! Reminded me of when my two oldest kids were little. They were off in my sons room being very quiet, of course a sign I needed to check on them. I went in the room and they had taken all the hangers out of the closet and bent them in half, then twisted the top part around. They had them all on the floor. I was so mad at them, there were clothes all over the cloet floor. I yelled, what the heck are you two doing? They both looked up at me and with their swett little faces they said to me "Look Mommy, we made duckies!!!" Wouldn't you know it, they did look exactly like ducks!!!!

    Well our oldest went off to college. When it came time to leave, Daddy took something out from behind his back and gave it to our daughter. It was a wire hanger duck!!! She kept it all through college, hanging right over her bed and still has it in her apartment!!!! Just thought I'd share that little story with you all!!!

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    Another use for a wire hanger: About ten years or more remember the topsy turvy (turn your pony tail inside out) a wire hanger works great to achieve this look. Sometimes I still do a topsy turvy
    Thanks for the other information!

 

 

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