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DIY Wire Hanger Christmas Tree Tutorial

by Debbie Chapman

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Last weekend, my super crafty and creative mom came over with an awesome craft project for us to work on – making wire hanger Christmas tree decorations!  She and her friends had a group crafting session a week or two earlier where they all made these metal hanger trees.  She was so excited about them that she picked up all the materials and brought them over to my house so that we could make them together too!

How to make a Wire Hanger Christmas Tree

They are so cute, and surprisingly easy (and resourceful!) to make.  You’ll need the following materials to make this Christmas tree:

  • 6 pack of metal hangers
  • Tape to hold it all together (we used electrical tape)
  • 3 dollar store garlands
  • At least 2 boxes of 20 Christmas tree lights, also from the dollar store
  • Approximately 2 dozen mini ornaments, the colour of your choice
  • Ornament hangers

It’s going to be really hard to describe this in words.   I’ll do my best, but you’ll probably have to follow the pictures.  Take two metal hangers

and set them over top of each other like this:

Tape them together at the 3 points where the hangers touch.  Repeat until you have done it three times and have used up all six of your hangers:

Take the end of one of the hanger groupings and slide it through the middle of one of the other hanger groupings like this:

Take a generous amount of tape and secure the tops together:

Take the third hanger grouping and slide it through the middle of the two that have already been fastened:

Again, tape the top together with a generous amount of tape.  You should end up with a star figure like this:

And from the side, it has now become our Christmas tree form:

Take the first strand of garland and tuck it through the top of the wire form and loop around the top so that the point is completely covered.   Then start winding the garland around the form:

Keep the rows close together to get a more full looking tree.  Continue to wrap the garland around the tree form:

You will end up with a tree that looks something like the photo below.  Reshape the hangers if you need to.  For some reason mind started to look a little square in the base as you can see below, but I just shifted things around to get it looking round again:

You can use any lights that you want, but we went with two boxes of mini indoor clear lights in small packs from the dollar store:

Wrap them around the tree, trying to poke the wire under the garland as you go to hide it from view:

Since there are no branches on this tree, you will definitely need some ornament hangers to attach the ornament that you choose.  Even twist ties will work if you are in a pinch.  Mine looked like this:

Decorate the tree with the ornaments by hooking the ornament hanger onto the garland:

There was a nice assortment of balls that came in the package my mom brought.   The photo below should give you an idea of the size that we went with.  The smaller the better for a tree this size:

I realized after taking this photo that the ornaments were sticking out a little too far, so I did some  adjusting to make them bulge just a little less than this photo is showing:

And when we plugged it in, it looked like this:

It’s it cute?!   It’s actually a really decent size (about 18″ high) and considerably larger than what I was expecting.  You can make it out of any colour garland that you want.   It’s such a great way of making a Christmas tree form without breaking the bank, and so easy with the hangers!

About Debbie Chapman, the Author of this Post

I'm Debbie Chapman, founder of One Little Project and author of the book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids. I love creating fun and easy crafts and cooking up delicious recipes for my husband and 3 kids.

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Coat Hanger Christmas Tree - Free Craft Project

Last updated on March 1st, 2018 at 10:15 pm


Coat Hanger Christmas Tree with Lights

Recycle coat hangers to make an enchanting Christmas tree.

No one will ever guess that this small Christmas tree, complete with tree lights and ornaments, is recycled coat hangers in disguise.

Coat Hanger Christmas Tree:


  • 6 wire coat hangers
  • Lots of twist ties or string
  • 1 string of Christmas lights (35-50 bulbs)
  • 2 to 4 garlands (the thicker they are, the fewer you’ll use)
  • Small ornaments

Craft Instructions

This project requires some dexterity, but I am sure that you’ll soon get the “hang” of it.



Step 1.

Group the hangers into three pairs. Secure one corner of each pair with a twist tie, tape, or piece of string.

This will hold the hangers together as you begin assembly.

PinStep 2.
Working in your lap, take a hanger pair and place them on your left thigh with the hooks pointing toward your right leg and the tied corner toward your knee. Take a second pair of hangers and place them on your right thigh with the hooks pointing toward your left leg and the tied corner toward your knee, as shown in Figure 2, and accompanying photo.

Using existing twist ties/string, tie the corners toward your knees together. Arrange the hooks neck to neck and secure together above the hooks with twist ties, tape or string. Some wire coat hangers are straight from the hook to the curve, while other have a shaped neckline. If needed, add more fasteners at the bends in the wire.


PinStep 3.

Pick up the last hanger pair and, holding them with hooks pointing to the floor, place the tied corner with the tied corners of the hanger pairs A. and B (those in your lap).

Make sure the hooks on hanger pair C. pass below the other two sets of hooks and stick out on the floor side of the hangers. See Figure 3 and photos.

Using the existing twist ties/string, tie the three corners together. Again using the existing twist tie/string in the center down by the hooks, secure all three hangers together

Now you should have three “legs” – one on your left thigh, one on your right thigh and one up the middle of your torso. You can remove the temporary ties on the corners.

Step 4.

Spread the hanger pairs out until they look like a tripod and place them on the floor in front of your feet. (Or on a table in front of you.)

Check Figure 4 for an overhead view and each of the photos, at left, to see how the tripod should look at this point.

Pick up a twist tie/string and, starting with the pair of hooks facing you, spread them apart. Using the twist tie/string, secure the hook on your left to the wire of the hanger to the left of the hook. Pick up another twist tie/string and secure the hook on your right to the wire of the hanger to the right of the hook. Turn you tripod so another pair of hooks is facing you. Repeat the process for this pair and the next pair.

This arrangement should look like the photo at right. Securing all six hooks to all six wires ensures the stability of the tree, prevents any wobbly legs and allows for some pretty rough handling.


PinStep 5.

Pick up the string of lights. Place the first bulb up from the plug at the top of the wire frame (where the star would go on a real tree), letting the cord dangle down along the middle of the frame. Secure the bulb in place with a twist tie/string. Then secure the dangling string to the base of the middle (near the hooks) so the plug will always issue out from the center bottom of the tree.

String lights around each hanger and/or wrap in circles, whichever you prefer. Secure here and there with twist ties/string to keep the light string in place. See Figure 5 and the photos showing the arrangement of cords and lights.


PinStep 6.

Pick up a garland and dangle about 3-5 inches of it down the center of the tree frame. Secure at the very top with a twist tie/string. Secure the dangling end if you like things tidy. Wrap tree by going round and round until you reach the bottom. See Figure 6. Keep garland wrapped tightly so you get no gaps and it will stay nice and full. (Don’t worry about the lights not showing through – we’ll come back to that.) If you run out of garland before the bottom, secure end to the nearest wire and pick up the next one. Secure its end in the same location where you left off with the last one and then continue wrapping. Repeat until you have the entire frame wrapped down to the tips of the hangers. Secure here and there with twist ties/string.


PinIf you have excess garland secure it to the frame where you judge it should end, and – for now – let the excess dangle free. Now tip the tree over on its side and poke any lightbulbs you see through the garlands to the outside. When you’ve done that, stuff the excess garland up the middle and secure it with twist ties/string so it doesn’t fall out.

Step 7.

Place your tree upright and decorate. Plug it in and enjoy!

NOTE: The lights get warm, but not hot enough to be a hazard. I’ve used these trees several years in a row and had them plugged in 8-10 hours at a time. Just follow normal safety and unplug the tree when nobody’s there!

About the Author:Sunni Bergeron has been crafting in various media for 30 years: leatherwork, wildcrafting, fiber arts, beading, sculpting, and paper making among others too numerous to list.

how to make a clothes hanger in the hallway

After the completion of the construction of the house and interior decoration, we left a lot of different-sized pieces of wood. Throwing them away, or, moreover, burning them, we consider not environmentally friendly and therefore we make useful things from them, giving the remnants of our boards a second life. And today, a clothes hanger with a shoe rack in the now fashionable obsharpe style was made from temporary window trim 🙂

A do-it-yourself hanger is an ideal opportunity to fit into the size of the wall for which this hanger is intended. In our case, to the wall of the veranda, where we wanted to arrange a place for outerwear and shoes, so as not to drag garden dirt into the house. You can also paint the product to your taste, getting a unique piece of furniture for an apartment, house or cottage.

How to make a wall hanger and a shoe rack with your own hands

1. First of all, we prepare the tools, materials and parts for the future hanger. The width of the structure and, accordingly, the number of boards will depend on the wall on which the hanger will be located. In our case, these are 5 boards 20x145 and about 140-150 cm long for the base of the hanger and 4 boards for the shoe stand (their length is equal to the width of the entire structure). It should be noted that the boards for the bottom shelf are shorter than the boards of the top shelf by the thickness of the legs (in our case it is 90 mm). You will also need metal hooks - one for each board (we took the hooks in Leroy).

2. Let's start with the shoe rack. We assemble the legs from 45x95 bars by sawing off pieces of 40 cm each. We fasten them together with the same bars, about 7-8 cm long. 20x30).

3. To fasten the lower shelf of the shoe rack, we prepare planks from a 20x30 bar. A little trick: in order not to make markings on each part, you can drill both at once, connecting them with a clamp.

4. We prepare holes in the boards of the top shelf of the stand (also in two boards at once). It is better to use a drill with a countersink so that the head of the screw is flush with the board

5. Fasten the bar for the bottom shelf. You can attach a board so that the shelf is flush with the side connection of the legs

6. Assembling the frame of the shoe stand

7. In front of you is the assembled shoe rack.

8. Let's start assembling the hanger wall panel. We lay the boards face down, perpendicularly lay the fastening boards (also face down). On the extreme boards, we mark the same distance to the edges. If you have a log house, then measure the distance between the convex parts of the logs (we have between four logs). We wrap one screw on the extreme boards. Since fastening is carried out from the back, it is important to use screws that are shorter than the thickness of two boards (in my case, a screw 3.5x35)

9. Using spacers (the gaps between the boards depend on the width of the future structure, the number and size of boards used), we fix the remaining boards of the panel.

10. As a result, we get this design.

11. Turn the panel over and drill holes for fastening on the wall tightly (or attach appropriate fasteners from the wrong side to hang on the wall).

12. The finished structure can be sanded with a sander (smaller sanding is better: 120-150) to even out rough cuts and make the boards smooth before painting. Since we used old painted boards, we only lightly sanded the surface with an eccentric sander, removing some of the paint for the effect of old worn wood.

13. The wall panel of the hanger was also sanded

14. Finished with furniture wax to give a slightly glossy look and protect the wood. Dark wax was used on saw cuts, ends and unpainted parts, and colorless wax was used on other surfaces.

15. Screw on the hooks and attach the finished hanger to the wall. We attach a finished shelf for shoes. And our do-it-yourself hanger is ready!

Successful carpentry experiments and comfort in your home!

5 options for DIY Christmas decor that don't look like children's crafts

1 Craft paper

Craft paper decor is very easy to make, looks stylish in the interior, and also requires a minimum of financial investment.

4 ways to decorate your home

  • Cut flowers for a Christmas wreath, thread them through and secure. You can first apply a few careless strokes of golden paint to the paper to make the flowers look brighter.
  • Make paper socks to hold treats or little surprises. If you hang several of these socks on a long rope, you get a beautiful calendar for counting the days until the new year.
  • To decorate the table, you can make paper cones. To do this, several layers of paper cut out according to the template with curved tips are attached to a thin wooden stick using hot glue, as in the photo.
  • You can also use a hot glue gun to make a paper garland that looks like a bunch of leaves.

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2 Hangers

You can assemble a New Year's chandelier from several thin metal hangers.

Materials needed to make a chandelier

  • 4 wire clothes hangers.
  • A coil of beautiful rope.
  • Flexible thin wire.
  • Wire cutters.
  • Pliers.
  • Stationery clips.
  • Spray paint, in case you decide to make all hangers and clips the same color.

Once you've painted the coat hangers (or found the right color right away), you need to fasten them together. To do this, one of the four hangers should be left unchanged, and for the other three, use pliers to unwind the hook by which they are hung. Fold the structure, as in the photo, securing the base with a flexible wire - it will be easier to connect the tops. After you have connected them, cut off the excess protruding parts of the former hooks with wire cutters.

The simple and pleasant part remains: decorate the fastening points, and then hang decorations from hangers using pieces of rope of different lengths. You can attach postcards, cones, Christmas decorations.


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3 From envelopes

A very simple and stylish way to add a Christmas atmosphere to your home — make a calendar where each of the days contains a small gift or a note. There are many different ways to make such decor, but the most concise is to find a board for the base and fix the envelopes on it by signing the numbers. You can make it even easier by attaching the envelopes directly to the wall or placing them on a shelf. If you don't have envelopes, try using small paper bags or newspaper rolls.

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