I promise that this is the last post about wire hangers…unless I find another really cool use for them. I wrote here and here about the abundance of wire hangers I have and how to recycle them. I also provided some ideas I found on Pinterest and other sources for upcycling hangers. Who knew these mundane household items were so multi-talented?
Well after sharing all of the neat ideas, I decided I could really use an
octopus dryer, flip flop holder. So, I used the tutorila I found on Epbot. If you are like me, you have more than 1 pair and they take up valuable real estate in my over the door shoe organizer. So, I grabbed a few hangers from the laundry room and my trusty, rusty wire cutters for this super easy project.
First thing I learned is that my trusty, rusty wire cutters are more rusty than trusty. They were not strong enough to cut through the wire. However, they did create a stress point that allowed me to bend the hanger at the fracture until it broke…easy enough.
Next, I bent the hanger in the shape that I wanted (I like to call it the “flexing my muscle pose”) and used the wire cutters to help shape the curly-Q at the end. Then I added bows made of ribbon for a little added cuteness.
Voila! This is how you make a super easy flip flop holder…and prevent wire hangers from consuming our landfills.
I think I’ll start a club, “Save the Hangers”. Who’s in?