I know it may seem crazy you can have too many hangers and not enough clothes, because that rarely happens to me. In fact, quite often it is the other way around, where I have too many clothes and not enough hangers or room in my closet.
But because there are some people who only buy the necessary, there might be a lot of extra plastic, wire, or maybe even for the luxurious fabric covered wire in your closet. And since I’m always looking for DIYs, I thought I’d show you a few of the uses I’ve found for spare hangers.
1. Display Your Favorite Magazines
I know I have magazines I’ve love to have hanging in my room or maybe even in my closet. This is especially helpful if you leave them open to your favorite outfit or makeup tutorials for when you just don’t have ANYTHING to wear (even when you most definitely do) for easy access and instant inspiration.
2. Make a Scarf Display
I know they make hangers just for this, but who wants to spend money when you can make one yourself?! These are cute, affordable, and nice enough to hang out in the open.
3. Make a Jewelry Tree
I have a jewelry cake tier for rings and bracelets, and hooks on wooden letter spelling out my name for necklaces, but I certainly don’t have this. Easy as pie, and as shown here, ready in 60 seconds, this is an easy project, for the “artistically challenged.”
4. Display your Photos
This is another easy solution for your spare hangers. This looks pretty minimalistic in the picture but depending on the hanger, pictures, and binder clips you use, you can make this as creative, or plain as you want.
5. Make a Coat Rack
Another creative use from scraphacker.com, only this one is slightly more challenging (ok, a lot more challenging). This is perfect for renovating your mudroom on a budget, and it looks really nice too.
6. Embrace your Inner Bookworm
Not everyone wants to take up tons of space with a fat, clunky bookcase, unlike me. But there is a way to keep books in your life, and your room, long after school is out. This easy book rack looks easy, and fun, perfect for me, because I have too many books, and not enough bookshelves.
7. Organize your Shoe Collection
If you don’t already have your shoes on display like me, and really don’t have the space for it, then this may be the project for you. From now on you can keep those skinny shoes (flats and flip flops) hanging on your extra hangers.
8. Make a Chandelier
While I do not need a chandelier, nor do I particularly want one, you might. So enjoy this complex DIY for the experienced from scraphacker.com.
9. Hang your Glasses
I can’t see well without glasses, which is the understatement of the year, so I guess you could say I have a lot. Well, I used to. But getting your prescription changed every time your vision gets worse I expensive, so I donated 3 pairs of glasses to children in need. Now I have my nerdy glasses from Ray Ban, and some smaller ones from Converse. But I’d love for everyone to see them while I sleep at night, because that’s pretty much the only time I take them off. Don’t want to crash into walls or anything.
10. Make a Ribbon Rack
I have lots of craft materials and ribbon is one of them. I’d love the be able to take them out of the box I stuff them in. Don’t worry, it’s a pretty fabric box. Now I finally can.
I really don’t have room for all this on my walls, but I can’t choose just one. Can you? Tell me in the comments your favorite, or favorites;)
-XO Style Stalker