Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder

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Wire Hanger Card HolderNo more wire hangers!!!! Well I have a new use for those annoying things that sneak into your closet from the dry cleaner and wreak havoc on your clothes. This is probably the silliest thing I’ve ever made!

I had been thinking about making Holiday Card Holder this year and I wanted it to be in a tree shape and easy to make. I had a few other ideas in mind, but they just didn’t feel like Christmas to me.

I was thinking of something out of wire and I knew I had a ton of hangers from my husbands dry cleaning stacking up. I also knew he would be more than happy to get rid of them, so I made this quirky Christmas Tree Card Holder!!

As I was making this my husband walked in, laughed and just shook his head, believe me he’s seen worse. I have had few project fails that we get a laugh out of every now and then. My teenage son however, loved it! Yay!

So if you own a Dry Cleaning company or a laundry nut you’re gonna want one for yourself! Here’s how you can make your own~

Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder



Wire Hanger CraftFirst I found out, no two hangers are made alike, so separate them into similar shapes. The tips are either pointed or squared off. I used the pointed ones on the outer tree limbs. I used a square one on the bottom as the base.

Arrange hangers

overlap hangers in rowsNext lay them out in seven rows. One hangar on the top and for the bottom. Two hangers on the second row, three hangers on third, fourth and fifth rows and four hangers on the sixth row.


After you get the shape right and the hangers evenly distributed, separate the rows and start attaching the hangers by wrapping small strips of Washi tape around the wire.

Attach hanger rows to make tree

 Make the attachment areas equal and even across the row. I attached each row separately then went back and attached them all together to make the tree. Next take the hooks and hook them to the wire above them to intertwine the layers. See pic above.

Cover Clothes Pins with Washi Tape madeinaday.comTo make the cute clothes pins, just cover one side of the pin with Washi or Duct tape and trim. Add a bow, some holiday cards and you are done! Super easy and definitely a conversation piece! I hope you were inspired!



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56 thoughts on “Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder

  1. This is so cute! Very creative way of using wire hangers. I’m always sending a stack of wire hangers back to the dry cleaners because I dont want to throw them away. May have to rethink that one. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  2. This is such a clever and creative use for wire hangers! Thanks for sharing this project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in today’s Christmas decorating roundup. Hope you can stop by and grab a featured button and be sure to share your best Christmas crafts at tonight’s party for another chance to be featured.

  3. You have been featured at Foodies & Crafties Soirée @www.kiddiefoodies.com! You may grab your button & hope to see you at the party tomorrow!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  4. This DIY is so darling – perfect to whip up and dispose of, if you don’t have a ton of storage space for off-season decor, and a quick-but-fun special touch when you’ve just moved into your new place.

  5. Just one more comment saying how cute and resourceful and quirky this is!
    I’m also pinning it.
    And I’m doing it.
    Today… except I need to figure out what Washi tape is and where I can buy it. OH WAIT I may have some pretty duct tape leftover from last year! Oh, but I don’t have lots of clothes pins.
    I will conquer this! I will figure it out. Because I really like it!!

    1. OH one more thing! I wonder if you can rearrange them into a different shape and use them outside of the Christmas season, to just hang photos. Is that something you’ve done? Maybe a heart shape would work? I don’t know if I can SEE that though, with the odd shape of the hangers.

      1. I’m glad you liked it! And yes to hang pic throughout the year would be great! I tried a star shape and it was awkward. I hope you try making one too! If you make something different let me know, I’d love to see it!

  6. HI, I just wanted to let you know that your Wire Hanger Card Holder has been featured by one of my co-hosts on the Link It or Lump It Link Party! Come on over and grab a button and don’t forget to link up again this week!

  7. So this is what I should’ve done with all the wire hangers I made my husband throw away! Such a great idea! I’m pinning this! I’m like Joan Crawford when it comes to wire hangers, but I’m learning that they are great for crafting projects. Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

  8. It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! Thank you so much for linking up at the Merriest Blog Hop! I chose your post as one of my FEATURED ideas this week! Yay! Please keep those good ideas coming and grab a button to tell everyone you were featured 🙂

  9. So cute!! I have a pile of hangers here too and I am always wondering what to do with them. Featuring at Redoux tomorrow. The party goes up early, starts at 5:00 PST. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. I let the wires pile up too! I always think I am going to make something with them. Now I really am! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux! I am featuring tomorrow, the party starts early, at 5:00 PST. -Karen

  11. Oh my gosh, I just love this simple idea! So easy and fun to make and it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing this at the Home for the Holidays link party. I hope you bring more great ideas! Pinned!

  12. What a creative Christmas card holder! I love being able to take old items and re-use them. Saw your post via our Link It or Lump It party, thanks for stopping by!

    Amy W

  13. Love Love Love!!! I am going to feature your tree on my FB page in a couple minutes, I bet it will be a huge hit. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Monday Party! ~ Julie

  14. Hi Kim, this quirky is a great kind of quirky! I would love to feature this on an upcoming post on my blog as part of a Holiday Post Series I am doing – featuring creative ways to display Christmas cards. Please let me know if that would be ok with you.

  15. Kim, this is such a great and adorable idea! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing! Hope you are having a great weekend and have a happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Hey Kim! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations! This is one of the cutest most genius ideas I have seen and it’s SO cheap too! I might be copying this! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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