My local dry-cleaning establishment will not reuse these white metal shirt hangers. I also can’t put “loose wire” into my curbside recycling bin. Thus, it is up to me to find something to do with 5 to 10 hangers each month.
Today I’m making garden tags…little placards in case I don’t remember the difference between tomatoes and broccoli. HA! Open the hangers by untwisting the top or cutting the top off completely. Then start bending. The ones I have bend easily by hand.
Bend the wire into a shape a bit like the one above and snip off the extra from the end.
Poke holes through a piece of card stock (in this case a bit of packaging board reused) and attach the card to the top of the garden marker. I used a bunch of teeny tiny zip ties because I’ve had them for several years and never found a teeny tiny use for them until now.
As you can see on the right side of this photo, my 7-year-old made one as well! Total cost for this project was materials on hand plus $0.00. Make two plant tags from each wire hanger.
P.S. It occurred to me after I took this series of photos that I could just fold the paper over the same length as the front and have a full, writeable back too. DOH! Two sided version below….