Return the metal hangers to the dry cleaners. Ask them to reuse the hangers. Do not remove the paper shields; they may not take them back if you do.
Give the hangers to non-profit clothing stores. As a courtesy, bundle the hangers together in sets of ten. Use bread ties to bind them together in neat stacks.
Unbend the metal hangers and clip the ends off with wire cutters. Shape the wire into a wreath. You may need to double up the wires for a thicker wreath. Do this by wrapping them together with floral wire. Decorate your wire wreath with seasonal items.
Clip off the ends and cut down the hangers into 12-inch or 16-inch long shish kabob skewers.