Saturday, July 5, 2008

No More Wire Hangers!

Said in my best Mommy Dearest voice (a movie that still creeps me out to this day).ReadyMade magazine holds a monthly MacGyver Challenge where the task is to repurpose an item they select and do something new and crafty with it. This month's challenge is all about hangers. Here are the rules:

{Deadline: July 21, 2008}
by Anthony Discenza

Hangers, no matter how dutifully we purge them, tend to multiply. Drawn to the dark corners of our closets (their favorite breeding ground), all sorts of species rapidly accumulate: gussied-up wire varieties clad in cardboard tubes and paper, molded plastic types in a rainbow of hues, wood-and-metal hybrids adorned with clips and hooks. Then they lurk, huddled at the end of the hanging bar in a tangled assemblage of triangular frames. Pending the future development of magical stasis-field closets, the influx will surely continue. What else can we do with them? The starchiest solution (made from any type of clothes hanger—the “no wire hangers, ever!” rule does not apply) wins a subscription and a ReadyMade T-shirt.

Send photos or projects to: MacGyver Challenge, 817 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710 or

Last month's challenge item was suitcases. Here are the runner-up pictures for inspiration (if you choose to enter. If I think something up, I will. So far, I'm drawing a blank!)

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