Mrs. Fixit: Wire Hangers

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October 2, 2010 5:28:11 AM PDT
Wire coat hangers seem to multiply around my house, but not to worry; i have some simple ideas that will put them to use.

Lose the string in a pair of draw string pants? Snip a wire hanger so you've got one long wire and then use some needle nose pliers to bend the end into a small loop.

Thread the hanger through the waistband. Tie the drawstring to the loop you made and then pull it back through the pants. All fixed.

If you've got little ones at home, you can use a wire hanger as an oversized bubble wand. Pull it out to form a circle and bend the hook up so that the circle can sit flat in the bubble solution.

Pour some bubbles into a small cookie sheet and placethe wand in the bubbles. Then pull it out and wave it in the air.

Wire hangers make a great hose guide in the garden. Cut the arms off of some hangers and push them into theground around your hose. This will prevent you from pulling the hose over your plants and damaging them while you water other areas of your garden.

Want a cool topiary for your garden? Shape a wire hanger into a heart with the hook as the bottom of the heart. Then plant the hook into a pot and plant ivy around it.

You can train the ivy to grow around the heart and you'll have a great showpiece! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!


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