“LOVE” an old wire coat hanger…in gold!

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My husband gets his work clothes dry cleaned every week, so we have a million wire hangers in the closet begging to be reinvented into something amazing.

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After a brainstorming session I came across some gorgeous gold cord that my grandma gave me and I knew that it was meant to be!

Project Materials:

Wire coat hanger
Pliers with wire cutting function
Yarn or decorative cord
Hot glue/gun

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Cut off the top of the hanger and discard.

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Straighten out the wire hanger using your pliers.

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Then shape the hanger wire into letters.  The wire is thick and bending it will take some effort.

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Don’t worry if the wire coating comes off.  You won’t be able to see the chips once it’s covered with the decorative cord.

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When you finish the “e” bend the rest of the wire back to act as a stand.

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Tweak the shape of letters if necessary.  I played around with the “L” for awhile.

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Add a small drop of hot glue to the end of the “L.”

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Firmly attach your yarn or cord to the hot glue.

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Wrap the cord tightly around the wire.  After about an inch add another small dab of hot glue to the wire.

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Continue to glue and wrap.

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Trim off the end of the cord with a sharp pair of scissors.

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Now find a place to display!


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