Repurposed Hair Curlers Heart Wreath

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. 🙂

colorful plastic hair curlers for repurposed heart wreath

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.


lot of colorful plastic hair curlers for repurposed heart wreath

Once I separated all the curlers here’s what I had to work with.

Aren’t the vivid colors fabulous?


checking curler size inside vintage heart shaped cake frame

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

adding blue hair curlers inside vintage heart shaped cake frame for repurposed heart wreath

Putting this together really couldn’t be simpler.

Start by  filling the heart cake frame with the largest curlers that you plan to use.


adding pink and red small hair curlers to fill spaces of repurposed heart wreath

Then add smaller curlers to fill in the spaces.


heart shaped vintage cake frame and repurposed hair curlers wreath 1

Then go to town by adding smaller curlers inside larger curlers in a way that looks good to you.


heart shaped vintage cake frame and repurposed hair curlers wreath 3

Mine has a real retro 60s vibe, and since I’m a retro kinda gal that works for me.


heart shaped vintage cake frame and repurposed hair curlers wreath 2

These curlers have some kind of velcro-like self grip so there’ s no need for any glue.


heart shaped vintage cake frame and repurposed hair curlers wreath 4

So it’s easy to take it apart and create a completely different look.


repurposed red and pink curlers heart wreath

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

marking holes with pencil to hang repurposed hair curlers heart wreath

To hang my curlers heart I held it up and used a pencil to mark the wall.


nails on wall to hang repurposed hair curlers wreath

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.


view of nails inside hair curlers of repurposed heart wreath

Here you can see the nails inside the curlers.


repurposed hair curlers and heart shaped cake frame wreath hanging on wall

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.


Supplies used for Repurposed Hair Curlers Wreath

– plastic curlers in various sizes and colors
– metal heart-shaped cake frame
– 1 1/2″ finishing nails
– hammer


vintage heart shaped cake frame and repurposed hair curlers wreath hanging on wall

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.


coming down the stair view of curlers and vintage heart shaped baking frame wreath

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.


vintage heart shaped cake frame and repurposed hair curlers wreath hanging on living room wall

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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  1. OMG Tuula, you just amaze me! That is SO adorable and no one but you could have come up with this project idea! At first, I thought it was “just ok” but once I see it on the wall… LOVE!!


    1. Thanks so much Tania! I agree with you, it really needed to be a part of a wall vignette to come alive.

  2. Awesome! You are very creative. I am now on the hunt for the cake pan and hair rollers. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Really cute Tuula! I love all the colour on that wall space!

  4. I love your colorful style of decorating your home. I am sure it creates a happy feeling in everyone who sees it.

  5. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

    Pretty cool idea…

  6. OMG I love this. The things you put together are wonderful. I would have never thought of this & it is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Read all the comments and agree with all! So ditto to everyone and agree…..you are amazing! Would love to find those rollers. Might be something I’ve just over looked! Thanks once again for opening my eyes! Dona

    1. Thanks very much Dona! I really love finding unique uses for ordinary things. It’s so much fun!

  8. Lyn Allan says:

    lol. I was so excited when I saw the title of your project! I have some hair curlers that I bought on a whim (not knowing what I would do with them) because they reminded me of the ones my Mum used when I was a kid. They aren’t pretty colours like yours just black and grey and really bristly. I thought I was nuts to keep holding on to them in the hopes of some inspiration; but would ya look at that! Mine are so different I won’t be able to copy what you’ve done but your cool project has now got my mind working to come up with something fun and interesting to do with mine. Thanks so much!


    1. You’re so welcome Lyn! I’m thrilled that my hair curlers project has inspired you to do something with your hair curlers. Black and gray will be really pretty together especially if it goes with your decor. I love that you bought them because they brought back a childhood memory. 🙂

  9. I must say I never thought of doing something this creative with hair curlers, but you’ve created a sharp-looking piece of colorful décor! It looks great & it’s so fun!

    1. Thanks Florence! I really loved the colors of the curlers, and just couldn’t resist repurposing them in some way.

  10. I have a billion hard plastic rollers, looking for another idea !! This is a one of a kind craft I’ve shared. Addicted to your site now ?

    1. Thank you so much Holly! This was a fun project, and I’m so glad that it has inspired you.

  11. This is a clever idea. I have a set that I’m putting together with your idea for a craft kit. We have a Little Free Library at the curb, and I’m putting craft kits nearby for all the bored kids in the neighborhood.

    1. That’s so wonderful Alys! What a great thing you’re doing. I hope the kids enjoy playing with the curlers. 🙂