How to Make Stylish Decorative Orbs from Coat Hangers

DIY Decorative Orbs Tutorial

Happy Friday friends!! I have another great DIY video for you this morning! I collected a whole bunch of coat hangers when I made my Sunburst Mirror a few months ago, and ever since then, my mind has been spinning with DIY coat hanger ideas. These decorative orbs popped into my head one day, and I just had to try it out. After a few failed attempts… I finally found a solution that worked wonderfully! I made a few of these orbs to put all over my home and I’m excited to show you how I did it! 

Start with wire coat hangers for a beautiful transformation.

I’m sharing the last few DIYs from my Industrial Guest Bedroom and one of these orbs has a permanent home on a shelf in there, so it’s the perfect time to share all the great details!


3 wire hangers
Side cutters
Glass jar (or similar solid container)
Spray paint

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And since it’s always easier to understand with a video, I shared the whole project with a video tutorial. Enjoy!

That’s how easy it is! And there are so many variations on this project – you could make them bigger, use more coat hangers, spray them a different colour (I see gold orbs in my future!).

Decorative Metal Orbs DIY orb from coat hangers Check out this sweet tutorial for DIY decorative orbs made from old wire coat hangers.large decorative orb made from old hangers

If you have more coat hangers hangin’ around after this project, you may want to try this Sunburst Mirror!

I would LOVE to make this beautiful Anthropologie inspired DIY mirror for any room in my home!

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23 thoughts on “How to Make Stylish Decorative Orbs from Coat Hangers

  1. What a great idea! I always love the look of these, but if I can DIY them, even better :) Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week! I’m pinning this & sharing on Facebook.

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