Repurposed Hair Curlers Heart Wreath
I love repurposing, and today’s project will really curl your hair. lol.
Repurposing is kinda like magic because you never know when or where project ideas are going to hit you, or even what they’re going to be.
Sometimes they’re a YAY, and sometimes they’re a nay.
Anything that makes me smile is a yay, and today’s project makes me smile.
Hopefully it’ll make you smile too. 🙂
Here’s the inspiration for this project… a bunch of colorful plastic hair curlers, or hair rollers, that I found at the thrift store quite a while back for $2.
I found them in my craft studio closet recently, and I loved the colors so much that an idea immediately popped into my head.
Once I separated all the curlers here’s what I had to work with.
Aren’t the vivid colors fabulous?
The idea was to put the curlers inside something to hold them in a shape.
I looked through my bakeware stash and found this vintage heart cake frame.
It couldn’t have been more perfect.
After my winter heart wreath project last week I wasn’t planning on another heart project, but like I said… you don’t always know what the next project will be until you find something that becomes your inspiration.
Adding Curlers to Heart Cake Frame
Putting this together really couldn’t be simpler.
Start by filling the heart cake frame with the largest curlers that you plan to use.
Then add smaller curlers to fill in the spaces.
Then go to town by adding smaller curlers inside larger curlers in a way that looks good to you.
Mine has a real retro 60s vibe, and since I’m a retro kinda gal that works for me.
These curlers have some kind of velcro-like self grip so there’ s no need for any glue.
So it’s easy to take it apart and create a completely different look.
Like this one… using just pink, red, and blue curlers.
With no curlers inside these curlers you can really see the colors.
The creative possibilities are endless depending on the sizes and colors of hair curlers that you use.
Hanging Repurposed Curlers Heart Wreath
To hang my curlers heart I held it up and used a pencil to mark the wall.
Then I hammered in two 1 1/2″ finishing nails.
Even though the heart is not very heavy it’s quite deep, so I wanted to make sure that it has enough support.
Here you can see the nails inside the curlers.
To hide the nails I put in some small blue curlers.
I ran out of small curlers so I hope to find more to fill the four spots that could use them. Blue or green would be awesome.
And here’s my repurposed hair curlers heart wreath hanging in my living room beside my Monet Water Lilies throw wall art.
It’s not really a wreath I guess, but that’s what I’m calling it.
Here’s what we see when we walk down the stairs.
It’s so fun and colorful, and it makes me smile.
I love the combo of the aged vintage heart cake frame with the funky curlers.
And here’s the full view of that wall.
I think the heart fills that space above the painting nicely, and I can easily change the curler colors any time for a whole new look.
Hearts aren’t just for Valentine’s day, they’re for all year round.
I’m still on the hunt for something below and beside the painting.
Wish me thrifting luck!
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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