How to Recycle Wire Hangers

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How to Recycle Wire Hangers
Recycle Wire Hangers

Chances are good you have more wire hangers around your house than you have clothes to hang on them. You can always drop them at a local Dry Cleaners and they will recycle them by using them on clothing again. However, there are also lots of things you can do with wire hangers to recycle them at home.

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    Get ready for the next holiday using your extra hangers. Bend them to make wreaths and then decorate them with seasonally appropriate materials such as Fall leaves, paper Easter eggs or evergreen branches. Or cover your wreath with individually wrapped candies and tie on a small pair of scissors for guest to help themselves. Use hangers to store ornaments and other hanging decorations after the holiday is over.

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    Use hangers to help out house or garden plants. Bend the hanger to make a plant hanger for a pot, an archway for a vine to climb on or a support pole for a plant that needs it.

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    Make things in arts and crafts using hangers. Hangers are great for making mobiles with and can be used to make frames for drawings and paintings. Another idea is to bend the hanger in the middle through the handle and then fold up each corner so it looks like an M. Use it has a holder for your hot glue gun or soldering iron.

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    Encorporate a hanger into play. Use it as a large bubble wand when blowing soap bubbles. Take some to your next campfire for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.

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    Think of a hanger as a tool next time you need to unplug a toilet or a drain. Also handy for helping you to reach things that are out of your reach or unlocking a car door.

  6. 6

    Get better reception on your television or radio using a recycled wire hanger as an antenna.

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