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 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 hanger holiday card holder for yourself! Here’s how you can make your own~

Quirky Wire Hanger Holiday Card Holder



wire coat hanger craft

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.

layer coat hangers to make a tree
coat hanger tree

Lay the hangers 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.

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.

dry cleaning wire hanger christmas 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. Take the hooks and hook them to the wire above them to intertwine the layers. See pic above.

christmas washi tape clothes pin

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!

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

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coat hanger christmas tree
wire hanger christmas tree card holder

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  1. 12.22.13

    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. 12.8.13

    Congratulations! Your post was featured on my blog!
    Amy @ Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes

  3. 12.7.13

    Kim this is awesome! I love it; so simple and practical!

  4. 12.6.13
    Kate said:

    This is so clever – thanks for sharing.

  5. 12.5.13
    Eve said:


  6. 12.5.13

    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.

  7. 12.4.13
    Cathye Clark said:

    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.

  8. 12.4.13
    Gosia said:

    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

  9. 12.4.13
    Meegan said:

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

  10. 12.4.13
    Crystal said:

    What a cool idea! Love this and new follower! ;-)

  11. 12.4.13
    Jennifer said:

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

  12. 12.3.13
    CeCe said:

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

  13. 12.2.13
    Bethany K said:

    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!!

    • 12.2.13
      Bethany K said:

      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.

      • 12.2.13
        Kim said:

        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!

  14. 12.2.13

    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.

  15. 12.2.13

    Featured your super cute card holder today on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life!

  16. 12.1.13

    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!

  17. 12.1.13
    Claire said:

    Oh wow this is a great idea :)

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

  18. 12.1.13
    Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said:

    Quirky and totally fun!

  19. 11.30.13

    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!

  20. 11.30.13
    claire said:

    Great project !!

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

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  21. 11.30.13

    Thanks for linking up at the Block Party! I’m featuring your great project this week :)

  22. 11.29.13
    Danielle said:

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

  23. 11.29.13

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

  24. 11.29.13
    T'onna said:

    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!

  25. 11.28.13
    Gosia said:

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

  26. 11.28.13

    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!


  27. 11.28.13
    Michele said:

    I <3 this Kim!

  28. 11.28.13

    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 :)

  29. 11.26.13
    Karen said:

    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!

  30. 11.26.13
    Karen said:

    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

  31. 11.26.13
    Janae said:

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

  32. 11.26.13

    I did not realize this was hangers! consider me impressed!

  33. 11.26.13
    Cynthia l said:

    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!

  34. 11.26.13
    Ashlie said:

    This is so clever! I love it!

  35. 11.26.13
    Jamie said:

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

  36. 11.25.13
    Julie said:

    How absolutely adorable. Pinning this for sure!

  37. 11.25.13
    Amy W said:

    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

  38. 11.25.13

    What a cute and original idea!! I love this. So glad I found you over at Alderberry Hill! :)

  39. 11.25.13
    Shelley said:

    So creative, Kim !! Turned out great :)

  40. 11.24.13
    Julie said:

    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

  41. 11.24.13
    Ritchil said:

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

  42. 11.24.13

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

  43. 11.24.13
    Barb said:

    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.

  44. 11.24.13

    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!

  45. 11.23.13
    Chasity said:

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

  46. 11.23.13

    LOVE this! I think it’s simple form is its charm and it is so ridiculously creative! :)

  47. 11.23.13

    This is adorable and so very clever!! What a great way to repurpose those wire hangers…

  48. 11.23.13

    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!

  49. 11.23.13

    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

  50. 11.23.13
    Kari-Anne said:

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

  51. 11.23.13
    Gina said:

    That is SO CLEVER- love how it turned out.

  52. 11.22.13
    JOY said:

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

  53. 11.22.13
    Linda said:

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

  54. 11.22.13
    Yvonne said:

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