Just Hanging Around (clippy hanger hints)

1-hngrYesterday I gathered ingredients together to make a loaf of strawberry bread.  I set my recipe & stuff up like I always do and then it occurred to me that I wanted to make a post about a few of my favorite hints for re-using/recycling clippy hangers or pant hangers.

These are not my ideas and they’re not new ideas. You may have seen them or read of them before. I still want to share them since they’ve been a help to me.

I’m very grateful to clever folks who shared these hanger ideas on the web. I surfed around and tried to find the earliest posting of these hints on the web. I posted the links and dates with the hints. (If you know of an older posting, let me know and I’ll edit it in.)

Now without further ado, here’s a few clippy hanger hints.

Use the clippy hanger as a recipe book holder. Just clip it on the book and hang it from your cabinet door.
It keeps the book off the counter and helps to allow more counter space to use for making foods.
I really enjoy this hint. I use it alot.
2-hngrThe hanger cookbook holder – February 06,2009

Cut the clips off the hangers and use them for bag clips or like clothes pins, paper clips, chip clips or clips to help hold things together in crafts, such.
I tried and failed miserably to cut the clips off with huge industrial scissors and with a wire cutter. My compliments to whoever designed the hangers, they are super sturdy and hard as the heck to cut. I didn’t have a saw, so I used my craft drill to cut the clips off with it.
I really like having these inexpensive clips, they’re super handy to clasp on to a bag or hold a craft together or papers together. There’s so many uses for them.
3-hngrUnexpected chip clip – August 19, 2009

Cutting the clips off the hanger came from a forum and as I read further down the thread, someone suggested putting magnets on the back of the clips for refrigerator clips. There was mention of how to decorate them, but I chose to wing-it and do it my own way.
flwrlmI got out my flower loom and made a flower. I intended on having one simple flower on the clip… well seeings how it’s the unwritten duty of a crafter to over embellish, whenever the opportunity is there, and I take my crafter duties seriously, I made a couple more flowers and crocheted 4 leaves. I’d of added more, but I ran out of room on the clip. lol It’s quite cheerful looking and I’m surprised happy with the gawdy fun results. (I may decorate my recipe book hanger too. )
flwrs01  Refrigerator clips – August 19, 2009

I think those hints are clever ways to recycle and reuse clippy hangers. I used the leftover part of the hangers to hang up a couple plastic bags of craft supplies in the closet. Storage space is dear in my craft room and I’m always happy to figure out new ways to hoard store supplies.
I’m fortunate to have dozens several of these hangers on hand from buying clothes for my grandson over the years.
I’ve given several away while passing on the hanging recipe book hint. My grandson really got a kick out of that idea and even took a couple hangers home to his Mom to show and give to her. I love that he enjoys sharing fun helpful ideas. He’s such a sweetie.

Next time you have some extra clippy hangers laying around, I hope you’ll consider giving one of these hints a try.

Do you know any helpful for re-using or recycling hangers? You’re welcome to share them, if you want.
Here’s hoping that you’ll have an enjoyable rest of the week hanging out waiting for warm weather.



12 thoughts on “Just Hanging Around (clippy hanger hints)

  1. Thanks for reminding us all to recycle & reuse, what fun, fabulous & inspiring ideas, I bet your grandson will be the next generation to join the nifty, crafting community

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    • Thanks Roma
      I like re-using and recycling even if it’s little things. I figure every little bit may help.
      I hope my Grandson keeps up his enjoyment for crafting. It would be wonderful when he grows up for him to share with his kids and keep our family of crafters going for many generations to come. 🙂


    • Thanks Barb
      I know how you feel. The first time I saw the hint it was one of those ‘wow’ moments. It’s so handy and I need lots of counter space when I’m cooking. I agree the eye-level part is a super bonus to the hanger. 🙂


    • Thanks Charlotte
      Ah neat, wish I was like you. You must have good memory. There’s a few things I make that I don’t have to use recipes for, but for the most part I can’t trust my memory enough to do it with everything.
      If you give any of these a try, let me know how it goes. 🙂


  2. What a great idea(s) for them. You did a nice job photographing all your ingredients missy. I use skirt hangers for hanging my oodles of specialty papers. I hang colors together and put them on a rack or closet rod. I use the kind where the clips move. Not easy to find. Margie

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    • Thanks Margie
      Great ideas. Those hangers would be great for hanging the special papers in different sizes and hanging them in color code is a very helpful hint.
      I have a couple of hangers like that where the clips move. They live in our main closet for special clothes. You’re right them darlings are handy but hard to find.
      Thanks for the compliment on my photo. You made me feel good. Thanks. 🙂


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