Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Awesome Organizing With Vintage Hair Rollers!

Okay, here's an organizing and storage idea that (I hope) will make you smile.



I rescued a huge bag of unwanted, old-fashioned plastic hair rollers, and have been working out ways to use them.


As one with naturally curly locks, I knew I'd have to repurpose the dickens out of them.  After giving them a bleach-and-water bath, I started playing around with ideas.  My previous post showed how I turned them into some offbeat jewelry:


As well as a sweet little Christmas ornament.


All very well, but I still had fifty rollers to use up.  Here is the answer: these cylindrical darlings will organize your life!  Simply stuff some rollers into various upcycled containers and WHEE!  Storage for all kinds of things!  Look inside this cut-down milk bottle:


Add paint brushes...


Voila!


Here's a nekkid peanut can:


I dressed it up with a necklace, but it would be a perfect blank slate for decoupage, paint, glitter or whatever.  Stuffed it full of hair rollers.  Now it's a cool and supremely functional art tool caddy.


Works equally well for makeup and bathroom-counter storage.


And here's my favorite use!  Not exactly organization - more like home decor.  Jam a bunch of rollers tightly into any kind of vase, like so:


Add water and foliage...it'll hold stems of all sizes and become a simply marvelous flower frog!


It's waterproof, easy to clean and fits into anything - you can turn any odd container into a working vase.

Ain't that fun?

I do so hope you enjoyed this one!




20 comments:

  1. I shouldn't have thrown my rollers away when I went for a shorter hair cut. Clever!

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  2. Awesome idea!!! thanks for sharing

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  3. Kudos for thinking outside the box!! Your clever upcycling is very creative. I love your ideas. Okay, if I'm telling the truth, the nut can is not a fave... Then again, that's just me! Thank you for keeping them out of the landfills. Patricia B

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  4. I will never look at those scary things the same way again. Ooh, love your very clever idea!!!

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  5. I love this, it is so brilliant. I never in a million years would have thought to use rollers for this purpose. I just love when people repurpose old junk like this... thanks!! Very cool!!

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  6. Mich, you are nailing it again. Love the rollers in the flower jar... Brilliant! Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, www.FineCraftGuild.com As always, I love your contributions! Hugs, Rose

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  7. great ideas! I've don a similar organizing thing with TP rolls- but I like this better because the rollers are more sturdy.

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  8. What an awesome storage idea Mich! Where do you get these piles of unwanted items from?? I'm intrigued!!

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  9. This is an awesome idea dear, As we have electric irons for curling hair, so its totally vintage kinda thing. But your have turned it into a perfect storage solution. By the way you can also decoupage the brown container with some vintage design paper..

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  10. Great ideas! I really like the hair rollers organizer, so funny!
    Regards from Germany
    Christiane

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  11. I love your clever curler creations (CCC) even more the second time around! Thanks for sharing with us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  12. Very clever idea! Wish I'd kept all my old hair rollers.

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  13. Such clever ideas. I love the jewellery and a great way to organise too. I remember these rollers all too well, I'm sure my Mum still has loads! Pinning this to my #Trash2Treasure board. Please do join my linky there.

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    1. Thanks, Fiona! Raid your mum's closet!

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  14. This is very smart, Mich! Will have to dig out my mum's old roller;s :-)

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    1. Thanks, Agy - and if you can't find them, anyone's mum will have some.

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  15. Wow - some great ideas! Not being good at flower arranging I love the look of them in the vase:)

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! Somehow I think flowers are all about no rules, so I hope you do some wild arranging this summer and never say you're not good at it!

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