Crafts Using Wire Hangers

I had to laugh when I saw this category. Years ago I dressed like Pippy Longstockings for Halloween. I took a mop head and colored it red with food coloring and used a bent coat hanger to braid the hair around so it would stick out straight. I got so many compliments from it and it was so cheap and easy to make. Just bend a wire hanger straight, braid the food colored mop head into two braids on each side. I think I used a barrette to hold it in place.


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February 6, 2005

Have your child make fun art that I learned to do. You will need a little square piece of wood not too small, a wire coat hanger, a knee high stocking, and paint.

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November 14, 2013

Does anyone have ideas for crafts using wire coat hangers?

By Sharon


November 18, 20130 found this helpful

1. You can use for a mobil.
2. We make christmas trees with lights and garland.

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August 23, 20150 found this helpful

Check out your local dollar store for yarn. Colour doesn't matter. If you don't crochet, find a youtube tutorial for 'single crochet stitch.' Cover the hanger with yarn using the single crochet stitch and you'll have an excellent solution for hanging silky garments which often slip off the hanger.

Further, if you like making gifts, use another layer of pretty yarn (with silver threads, for example) and the same crochet stitch to cover the first layer of yarn. This is great for hanging light-weight sweaters. Use a hot glue gun to finish the pointed end of the hanger and if you can find inexpensive ribbon, tie a pretty bow around the neck of the hanger before giving it away.

I give these to my friends in sets of three and I'll be your friends will be happy to get them, too.

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May 6, 2009

I'm looking for some other patterns for cats and dogs made with wire hangers. I was talking to a lady yesterday about wire hangers making good stuff. Please help.



May 10, 20090 found this helpful

I don't believe there is any other wire hanger dog out there besides the Poodle. And it might exist, but I have never seen a wire hanger cat.

There are a lot of crafty people here at ThriftyFun and I'm sure one of them could come up with some new wire hanger animals if they were so inclined.

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March 22, 20100 found this helpful

I can make a shih tzu and a maltese yorkie just about any long haired foo foo dog.

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January 6, 2009

I am looking for the pattern for the yarn clown made on a wire coat hanger.

Lynn from Roseville, CA


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January 10, 20090 found this helpful

If someone has directions for this or another crocheted clown, please post it and a photo, too.

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February 4, 20100 found this helpful

I would love to have it to. I'm making the dog now it looks so pretty.

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November 17, 2012

I am interested in learning how to make an animal with bent hangers. Do you know of any video tutorials to do that? I have been searching and have not found anything in regards to that. Can you be able to referred me to any?

Do let me know.

Thank you.

By Sandra


November 19, 20120 found this helpful

Google ...yarn and coat hanger poodle. I have made these and several animals can be made from these directions by changing the ears and tail. They are made by winding yarn around a piece of cardboard, securing it around the middle and tying it on the hanger which has been shaped like an animals body. Good Luck

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February 4, 2012

I need instructions on how to make a wire coat hanger horse. Can anyone help?

By Nicole


February 4, 20120 found this helpful

Even better, where do you get the wire hangers, unless you send a lot of things to the dry cleaners or laundry? I have never been real impressed with the weight of the ones from the cleaners and the stores where I live don't sell the wire ones any more. I would like to obtain a few to make wreaths out of.

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March 21, 2013

I am looking for a pattern that uses nylon netting and a wire coat hanger. It is similar to the dog and cat pattern covered with yarn. But the pattern that I am looking for is a coat hanger covered with nylon netting and it is a dog. If anyone has such a pattern could they let me know? Thank you.

By Barbara

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Can someone tell me how I can make a wire photo hanger for mounting on the wall? I would like it to hold several pictures or cards.

By donita from MO

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November 21, 2005

Here is a link for instructions to make a cute coat hanger Christmas tree.


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