Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing and reloving.

Repurpose: Hang on to your Wood Hangers!

Image via Household 6 Diva
It's possible old wood hangers might break ... somehow no longer be able to perform their hanger-ly function. But that's not the point. I think they're beautiful things that should see the light of day! So bring them out of the closet and show them off. Here are 16+ ideas for how to do that:


I love the detail added to this hanger coat rack ... hat rack ... a rack for anything weighing down! Complete tutorial at A Little Glass Box.


Or combine trends! This amazingly "deer" rack was created for a design competition. Details here.


A perfect jewelry storage makeover care of Household 6 Diva


Flip them over, attach them to the wall and hey ... very functional towel rack! Thanks Junk Camp.



I had to include the now very-well-publicized "hangelier" in this roundup ... 



It's a cafe table! Sweet right? Get the how-to at Pure Home 


This beautiful hanger gallery is via PoppyTalk. The original Ahem Ladies and Gentlemen instructions seem to have been buried in their multiple blog moves. So check out the Dream Green DIY version and get instructions there too.


Inspired by the gallery above, I did this in my bedroom. See more here.


And here's my take on the hanger coat rack. Full tutorial here



Simple and lovely via the Old Brand New Blog



I wouldn't have imagined this working so well ... but I like it!  (via)


Love the hanger circle ... and it looks so good displayed with the embroidery-ring stuff! Instructions at Think Crafts


When I first saw this I thought, hey - great idea! Really inspiring!  But it's an actual project ... with actual instructions. Head over to We Upcycle


Similarly, this wonderful dish rack/drain idea is not only a somewhat obvious repurpose (of course hangers work for this!) but it's via Instructables. So you really can make one.


I guess you have to live in a really cool loft and have really cool clothing you're happy showing off... but I love the simplicity of this hanger installation.


Great pallet wall makeover from Funky Junk Interiors featuring ... a hanger!


Nice re-use of a hanger and your old denim. Via 


Hanger + shower curtain rings = scarf organization! Care of Cornflower Blue Studio


Super simple glasses organization ... 



And because "that season" is actually on the horizon, I'm including a couple of projects. The "very clever tree" is via decor8. The two Advent Calendars: See 1 in more detail here. See 2 here.