Hanger Snowflake

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Introduction: Hanger Snowflake

About: Dental hygienist

I built a large snowflake type decoration to hang on my front door.

Supplies

16 plastic hangers
Hot glue and glue gun
Wire and cutters
Dollar store plastic snowflake

Step 1: Assemble the Snowflake

Start your snowflake by gluing together sets of hangers.
Make sure that the hooks face the same direction.
Wire 4 sets together as shown. Adjust until the snowflake is symmetrical, then glue together. Repeat for the other hangers. Remove wire.
Place one set on top of the other. Glue together. Add the plastic snowflake to the center. Hang and enjoy.

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14 Comments

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dragon flyer
dragon flyer

2 years ago

A snowflake with eight points?

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seawolf7071
seawolf7071

Reply 2 years ago

Snowflakes have NO criteria as to points they can have as they are never identical. I've made these 'snowflakes' in a number of ways. This year I made a snowflake that turned out to be round and entirely 3 dimensenal !!!

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mscaldwell888
mscaldwell888

Reply 1 year ago

sorry y'all: Snowflakes are each unique but ALL have 6 points (due to the nature of the bonding of water molecules). However, I agree with JeanMJones; who cares, this idea is cool!

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seawolf7071
seawolf7071

Reply 1 year ago

According to Wikipedia: Empirical studies suggest that less than 0.1% of snowflakes exhibit the ideal six-fold symmetric shape. Very occasionally twelve branched snowflakes are observed; they maintain the six-fold symmetry.

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mscaldwell888
mscaldwell888

Reply 1 year ago

you have to look at ALL of the statement. This "0.1%" refers to "ideal" meaning each of the 6 arms growing evenly. Look at the rest of the article and you see it starts as a hexagon (or under very certain conditions a triangle), and grows as with 6 fold symmetry with the exception of variation between arms (so, not "ideal"). Not 4 arms, or 5 arms or 7, 8, 9, etc arms (except rarely 12 arms, which is still 6 fold symmetry). The point was: if it HAS symmetry at all it is 6 fold (except for the limited occasions of 3 fold). It's a matter physics, the asymmetry comes from microvariations in environment but doesn't create other symmetries, only 3 and 6.
AND the idea remains cool; I'm making one with my daughter.

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seawolf7071
seawolf7071

Reply 1 year ago

Well, alrighty then. Didn't mean to start a Science seminar on the properties and formation of a snowflake !!! And, YES, the idea remains kewl !!!

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JeanMJones
JeanMJones

Reply 2 years ago

Your point being?
Snowflakes come in all shapes and sizes! If you want more points, add more hangers!
I'm gonna try this with blue and white hangers, use some flocked snow and try to find a way to put a few lights on them!

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JeanMJones
JeanMJones

2 years ago on Step 1

Just an idea, but next time use a brighter/louder colour of wire so people can see the actual wiring step.
I had to enlarge the picture super large so 8 could find the wire. Lol. But then again, maybe I'm going blind 😊.
Just a suggestion, but I thought this was a FANTASTIC idea!!!

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geezer2u
geezer2u

2 years ago

My hangers don’t match up as well as yours but a very doable and brilliant idea for all of these extra hangers that I have! Thank you!
I plan to try and add some lights and hang several on my front porch.

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spectrUMDiscoveryArea

This is very clever! What a great way to reuse hangers kicking around the house for decoration.

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LegosrcoolYT
LegosrcoolYT

3 years ago

so cool i want to make this i voted for this design

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

3 years ago

That is a really clever way to make a snowflake decoration :)