DIY Christmas star made from clothes hangers

Two stars, both made from several clothes hangers, are hanging in front of a white wall.
What can you do with six clothes hangers? That’s right – make a stylish Christmas star decoration.

  • Difficulty
  • Cost
    8-15 £
  • Duration
    1-3 h


Upcycling is all the rage right now – and that goes for Christmas decorations, too. You can easily transform six clothes hangers into a stylish DIY Christmas star. We’ll show you how to put together your very own luminous head-turner in just five simple steps.

You need
  • No tools needed
  • adhesive tape
  • scissors
  • Six identical clothes hangers
  • String or thread
  • Fairy lights
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 5

Preparing the first side of the star

Three clothes hangers are lying on a workbench. They are joined together so that they form a sort of pyramid.
Make sure that your clothes hangers are exactly the same size – your star won’t be symmetrical otherwise.

You need: adhesive tape, Three wooden clothes hangers

Start by tying one side of the star together.

To do this, grab three of the wooden clothes hangers and position them to form a sort of pyramid – the three hooks should gently cross one another in the centre.

Use adhesive tape to fasten the structure.

Step 2 5

Tying the first side of the star together

Three clothes hangers are being joined together at their hooks with red string.
Two clothes hangers are being joined together at the bottom corners with red string.

You need: scissors, piece of string/cord

Now, tie three hangers together using string or thread. Knot them tightly at the hooks (image 1) and each of the bottom three corners (image 2).

Once you have joined all the parts together, you can cut off the excess at the ends of the string and remove the adhesive tape again.

Step 3 5

Joining the two sides of the star together

Six clothes hangers that have been joined together to form two pyramids are lying on a workbench.
Both sides of the start are identical.

You need: adhesive tape, scissors, piece of string/cord, Three wooden clothes hangers

Now, repeat steps 1 and 2 to build the other side of the star.

When you’re done, you should have two identical clothes-hanger pyramids.

Step 4 5

Tying the two sides of the star together

A star structure made from six clothes hangers is being joined together with string
A star structure made from six clothes hangers is being joined together with string.

You need: piece of string/cord, Both sides of the star from steps 1 to 3

Now, lay both sides of the Christmas star offset to one another and also tie the hangers together with string at the six points where they cross (image 1 and 2).

Step 5 5

Attaching the fairy lights

Fairy lights with round lanterns are being attached to a Christmas star made from clothes hangers.
Make sure that you can still easily switch the fairy lights on and off after you’ve hung the star up.

You need: adhesive tape, piece of string/cord

Your upcycled Christmas star is now complete! You can now add fairy lights to make it even more stylish.
You’ll have to get a little creative when it comes to attaching them, depending on which type you have. But with string and adhesive tape by your side, it should be a breeze.

Now it’s time to enjoy the gentle lighting and embrace the Christmas spirit.