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
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
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.