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5 Clever Ways to Upcycle Old Coat Hangers at Home

The Mortgage Centres
The Mortgage Centres
September 22, 2014

Have a cupboard cluttered up with coat hangers? Don’t throw them away! These 5 amazing projects will turn your coat hangers into cool creations for your home.

As your expert mortgage brokers in Ipswich, we know just how costly mortgages can be, particularly for first time buyers. If you’re getting ready to get on the property ladder, it’s frugal projects like these which will help your new home look lovely without breaking the bank! Glue guns and pliers at the ready, ladies and gentlemen…

1. Coat Hanger Coat Rack

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A piece of wood, a drill and some old coat hangers are all you need to create this surprisingly chic and incredibly cheap coat rack for your new hallway! You can even customise your new coat rack with welcoming messages or named hooks for each member of your household. Here’s the full tutorial from A Little Glass Box.

2. Bird Mobile

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Busy Bee Mummy Bex has turned her old wire coat hangers into this gorgeous little bird mobile for her little girl’s room. This is a lovely project to complete with youngsters – they can even help you draw and cut out the designs which will appear on their mobile. Why stop at birds? Why not make one with stars and spaceships or butterflies? Let your imagination have some fun!

3. Dish Rack

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Forget about investing in one of those ugly plastic numbers, this smart dish rack tutorial from Instructables will turn your old wooden coat hangers into a quirky, good looking piece of kit for your kitchen.

4. Loo Roll Holder

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Here’s another great Instructables tutorial – this time to help you turn an old coat hanger into yet another surprisingly sophisticated looking (not to mention super cheap) toilet roll holder. The only thing you’ll need to complete this project is a pair of pliers!

5. Tea Light Holders

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Turn old hangers into pretty tealight holders for cosy nights inside and warm evenings in the garden. Eco Snobbery Sucks’ tutorial doesn’t specifically call for coat hangers, but keeping the “hook” shape at the top will make these pretty candle holders really easy to hang.

Do you have any clever ideas for transforming and upcycling old coat hangars? Which of our favourite projects are you planning to try? We love to hear about all of your crafty home creations. Share your ideas and your outcomes with the TMC Ipswich team and with our readers in the comments section below. 

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