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"Hangers" Common Things With Uncommon Uses


1. Plant marker. At the end of each row of seedlings, insert a straightened hanger tagged with the plantís name and the planting date.
 

2. Green box. To convert a window box into a mini greenhouse, bend three or four small pieces of hanger into Uís and place the ends into the soil; punch small holes in a dry-cleaner bag, wrap around the box, and place in bright light.
 

3. Caulking tube stopper. Hereís a way to prevent oozing from the tube once a job is done: cut a 3-inch piece of hanger; insert one end into the tube after shaping the other into a hook so that you can easily pull out the stopper as needed.

 

4. Christmas trim. Cut and bend into star and angel shapes, spray-paint, and hang on the tree.
 

5. Bubble maker. To make extra-big bubbles, shape a hanger into a hoop with a handle, dip into the solution, and wave through the air.
 

6. Arm extender. If a utensil has fall en behind the refrigerator or you want to reach a cup or pitcher (preferably plastic) on a high shelf, straighten a hanger completely, except for the hook at the end.
 

7. Wicket. Replace a lost wicket in your croquet set with one made out of a coat hanger.

 
8. Boot dryer.
To speed the drying of boots and other footwear, form two loops in a hanger, and hang with the boots inverted.
9. Soldering iron rest.
Prevent a hot soldering iron from rolling away by placing it in a coat hanger rest as shown.
10. Plant hanger.
Wrap a straightened hanger around a 6-to 8-inch pot just below the lip; twist it back on it self to secure it, then hang.

11. Wings. Use for making wings on Halloween and Christmas costumes.

 

 

 

 

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