Okay, yes, you already use your custom wood hanger collection to hang your clothing so it doesn PP plastic flower pots wrinkle, but what happens when the hangers get old? You can use a clothing hanger to do more than what it's designed to do. Wooden clothes hangers make wonderful decorating tools. Don't believe it? Here are five artistic ways you can recycle your old garment accessories into something fun and useful. 1. Picture Hangers You can turn a clothing hanger into a picture or artwork hanger by adding clasps to the bottom. Take the photo or other artwork you wish to display and clip them in the clasps. Hammer nails or push tacks into your walls, and then hang the hanger on the nail or tack as you would a closet bar. Displaying your photos this way is creative and easy to change once you get bored with your wall decor. 2. Make a Dish Rack If you are ready to throw that old plastic dish rack away, rather than spend a ton of money on a new wooden one, build one with your old garment hangers. Making one is easier than it might seem. Remove the hooks so all you have is the body. Get some screwed-in dowels to secure the hangers together. Line as many as you want upright, space them, and secure them to the dowel. Flip a couple upside-down and secure to the dowel to stabilize the rack and dry your mugs on the hanger ends. 3. Make a Chandelier Not one old clothing hanger but several wooden ones can be used to make a modern and elegant chandelier. Pull out the hooks and stain or paint them to make them look nicer. Layer them on top of each other to form a circle that almost looks like a bicycle wheel. The hangers should look # like spokes. You can keep the hooks in if you want a unique metal complement to the chandelier. Secure the hanger wheel together and hang a single light fixture through the center of your hanger chandelier for the final touch. 4. Towel Racks Your wooden hangers are used to hanging things and you've probably hung a towel or two from them throughout your life. Flip them upside-down and affix them to your bathroom walls with brackets that leave some space between the hanger and the wall. Hang your washcloths across the bottom of the hangers, which are now facing up, and your towels from the metal hooks. You may want to stain them with a waterproof stain first to avoid mildew from the moist linens. 5. A Tiny Table Finally, you can take an old wooden clothing hanger and bolt it to another one to make one set of table legs. Remove the hooks and bolt one arm of each hanger together so they are resting with the other at an angle. Bolt two more hangers together. Affix a small tabletop to the hanger tops. The arms opposite where you've bolted the hangers together will serve as the table's legs. This is a unique way to build a telephone or simple entry table just inside your front door. John Trinh has been writing for 10+ years. He first delved into the world of writing when he wrote his first article for his university's paper. Since then, John has enjoyed writing about technology, business, marketing, and anything that he thinks he should write about. For more information: Henry Hanger.