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.
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 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 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 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 hangers holiday cardholders for yourself! Here’s how you can make your own~
Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder
First I found out, no two hangers are made alike. The first thing you need to do is 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.
Lay the hangers out in seven rows. One hangar on the top and for the bottom. Add two hangers on the second row. Add three hangers on the third, fourth, and fifth rows. Then add 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.
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. Take the hooks and hook them to the wire above them to intertwine the layers. See pic above.
To make the cute clothespins, 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!