how to make a diy hair tool organizer
This is the 2nd project that is for the Master Bedroom redo I have been working on for months…and months. It won’t be the last.
Go HERE to see the 1st project. Today is the DIY hair tool organizer tutorial. Remember, you don’t HAVE to make your own. This is just for those of you who really want to and find it fun. If you don’t, go online and buy one. We’ll still love you :)
This hair tool organizer came about as a result of too many times having a giant pile of cords that needed to be detangled before I could use something. I don’t use hair tools all that often, but when I do, I like to be able to get to it quickly. I’ve already decided to put in the extra time to blow dry, or straighten, or curl, or whatever, and I don’t want to have to spend even more time just getting the right tool separated from the rest of them. So I came up with a solution that would prevent the mess of cords, and also get rid of the eye sore that is a heap of hair tools lying in the corner of my bedroom floor. This DIY hair tool organizer took a few more steps than we usually like, but it was worth it!
Okay, enough with the talking…
Start out with a board. You can use whatever you have on hand. Just be sure that you’ve measured the space you have to hang it on the wall and that it will fit. Also make sure that all of your hair tools will fit as well. You don’t want to do all this work to have a hair tool organizer that doesn’t work!
You need a package of these…aluminum step flashing.
I live in the boonies and found these at my local hardware store.
They can’t be too hard to find.
And it was I think $4.00 or something?
Now see how my board is a nice size for that flashing. Maybe you are scared because they don’t fit as nicely on your board?
No biggie; they cut quite easily with your basic heavy duty scissors. I just used upholstery tacks to tack them in. It works…really.
I have no idea what they call those things.
I found them at the hardware store and knew they would be perfect.
My guess is they hold pipes somehow.
They come in various sizes.
I got 2 small ones for my small curling iron and straightener.
And 2 large ones for my large curling iron and blow dryer.
These need to be screwed in with nice sturdy screws.
And it is easy to go thru that metal…no fear.
Keep going up your board until you have this!
After screwing in the holder check the placement of your tool before moving on to the next to be sure you have enough space between.
The upholstery tacks scratch the metal easily so be careful.
I have a surge protector just under the vanity this is over to have them all plugged into at once.
I can just turn it on and leave it in the holder.
That metal works great at keeping the heat from burning down my house!
Update: This is an old post on NellieBellie but this project is one of my favorites. I still use this hair tool organizer daily. It works great! And, if you aren’t wanting to try this DIY project we have recently found a product that could also work at Amazon (yes, we make money on these links. But, we also think it’s useful. Win win.