Hanukkah Wreath Made with Wire Hangers

December 11, 2019

When Faye Dunaway famously yelled, “No wire hangers, ever!” in the Joan Crawford biopic “Mommie Dearest,” her character just did not know how useful they are for craft projects. 

Take this wreath for Hanukkah, for example. It’s made with wire hangers, which have angles and curves that come together to create a perfect Star of David. Add some blue string lights and you have a decoration that will truly brighten the holidays.

What you’ll need:
Six wire hangers
White electrical tape
Blue string lights


1. Gather six wire hangers that are all the same style and color. I prefer white hangers, as they will be the same color as the electrical tape and string lights.


2. Position three wire hangers in a triangle shape with the hooks all going in the same direction.


3. In the corners where the hangers meet, connect them with electrical tape.


4. Make another triangle with the other three hangers and place it on top of the first one to form a Star of David shape. Connect the points where the triangles intersect with electrical tape.


5. Bend the hooks in the center so they are evenly spaced. It should look like a flower. Reinforce the center where all six hangers meet with electrical tape.


6. Wind blue string lights around the Star of David, connecting the lights with white twist ties or electrical tape. I found the blue string lights with white wire on Amazon.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects here.

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