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Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder

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 Want a unique way to display your Christmas cards this year that won’t cost a thing? Make my Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder out of those pesky dry cleaning hangers! For more holiday ideas see my Christmas page.

Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder, coat hanger Christmas tree card holder

No 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 a 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 husband’s dry cleaning stacking up. I also knew he would be more than happy to get rid of them, so I made this fun wire hanger Christmas tree!!

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

My teenage son, however, loved it! Yay! So if you are overrun with dry cleaning hangers or a laundry nut you’re gonna want one of these wire clothes hanger Christmas trees for yourself!

Here’s how you can make your own~

Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder


Instructions to make the wire hanger Christmas tree:

wire coat hanger craft

First I found out, that no two hangers are made alike. I separated them all into piles of 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.

layer coat hangers to make a tree
coat hanger tree

Here is the layout of the holiday card holder:

  • Lay the hangers out in seven rows.
  • One hanger on the top and one for the bottom.
  • Add two hangers on the second row.
  • Add three hangers on the third, fourth, and fifth rows.
  • Add four hangers on the sixth row.
washi tape tree

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.

Make the attachment areas equal and even across the row.

dry cleaning wire hanger christmas tree


TIP: Attach each row separately then go back and attach them all together to make the tree.

Take the hooks and hook them over the wire above them to intertwine the layers. As seen in the pic above.

christmas washi tape clothes pin

Make the cute clothespins for the cards:

Cover one side of the clothespin with a patterned Washi tape and trim off the excess tape.

FYI: Some of my clothespins came with round stickers, so I used them as a contrast to the washi tape pins.

Add a bow and some holiday cards, and you are done!

Super easy and definitely a conversation piece! I hope you were inspired!

Wire Coat Hanger Christmas tree holiday card holder
DIY wire hanger chirstmas tree
Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder, coat hanger Christmas tree card holder

Don’t feel like making this but love the look? Shop these ideas!

Love it? Pin it!

coat hanger christmas tree
wire hanger christmas tree 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. Congratulations! Your post was featured on my blog!
    Amy @ Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes


  4. 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.

  5. Cathye Clark says:

    I love your idea for the card tree made out of wire hangers.
    what a great way to recycle those rapidly multiplying things. Thanks so much for the wonderful idea.

  6. 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

  7. I LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two, Kim. You are amazingly talented!

  8. This is just too awesome!! Thanks for linking it up last week, picking this as my favorite!

  9. This is one of the most unique ideas I have ever run across. I am visiting from Mod Vintage Life. Just adorable.

  10. Bethany K says:

    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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. Oh wow this is a great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays,featuring and pinning this week at the blog hop…

  14. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Quirky and totally fun!

  15. This is brilliant! My grandmother worked in a dry cleaners her whole life and I still find those wire hangers in the oddest places! What a great way to use them up!

  16. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  17. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  18. What a great idea and so cute! I see we were featured together on Fabulous Feature Friday! Yay! :) Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

  19. 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!

  20. How fun!!! Love it & pinning:)
    Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  21. How creative is this!! Great idea! I’m pinning this to our talent board! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase! Hope ya come back again this week!


  22. 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 :)

  23. 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!

  24. 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

  25. I ADORE this project!! GENIUS!! I was JUST thinking yesterday I need a card holder!! TOTALLY making this!!

  26. 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!

  27. What an awesome way to use wire hangers! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday :)

  28. How absolutely adorable. Pinning this for sure!

  29. 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

  30. So creative, Kim !! Turned out great :)

  31. 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

  32. Who knew wire hangers can turn into a great card holder? Very creative! Love it!

  33. Hey Kim thanks for linking up to the Merriest Blog Hop! It made me smile!

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. I just finished making this. It turned out great!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  37. 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!

  38. Ack! We have a closet full of those too — what an amazing idea!!! So clever. So brilliant. You’ve made Joan Crawford proud …

    Pinning for sure!

    Thanks so much for your amazing and fabulous inspiration!

    :) Linda

  39. Kari-Anne says:

    Unique and great repurposing project. Thanks so much, Kim @madeinaday !

  40. Pinning this. It’s so cute and such a great way to use those hangers.

  41. Coming from Diana’s Pin Party so I’m PINNING your card holder. Very cool Linda

  42. How cute! What a great way to recycle all those pesky wire hangers.

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