If you're looking for unique hangers to complement an original wardrobe, you don't have to spend cash on designer items. You can make your own heart clothes hangers just by modifying old wire hangers you already have. Adjusting the shape of the hanger doesn't take long, and if you want to create a personal touch afterwards, you can cover the hanger in a paint colour of your choice.
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Things you need
- Wire hanger
- Flat-nosed pliers
- Round-nosed pliers (or knitting needles)
Untwist or separate the hanger at the top using the flat-nosed pliers. One side of the triangle section will turn into the hook that goes over the clothes rail, while the other will twist around this, securing the triangle in place. Unwrap or unhook the twisted part so it is no longer attached to the hook.
Straighten out the part you have just unwrapped using the pliers, including the bottom corner of the triangle. You will be left with the hanger hook, one side of the triangle and a long piece of wire that continues from the base.
Find the point in the base where you want to make the heart. If you start at what would previously have been the middle of the original hanger's base, this should be slightly to the left or right, toward the part that is still shaped.
Bend the remaining wire just over 90 degrees in an upwards direction. This will be one side of the heart. The base of the heart will be level with the base of the hanger and the wire heart shape will go inside the hanger triangle.
Bend the wire into a heart shape. Use the round-nose pliers or knitting needles to start shaping the top of the heart. The flat-nosed pliers will be useful for the small "v" shape in the middle at the top. Alternatively, you can use the round-nosed pliers to create a loop at the top of the heart instead of bending the wire. Bend the other side of the heart so that it meets the first side in a "v" shape at the bottom. Make sure the sides of the heart are even.
Bend the rest of the wire back into the original hanger shape so that the hanger's triangle is symmetrical. Secure the new shape by twisting the rest of the wire around the hook, holding it in place. Your hanger is now ready to use.
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