Introduction: 3 Things You Can Make From Shower Curtain Rings

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I used to buy cheap shower curtains (dollar/pound/euro store ) until I tried a better quality shower curtain and found out that it is worth the money.

I probably used 2-3 shower curtains a year as they did not last.

I never bothered to change the curtain rings as they were all the same, so I kept the new ones.

With so many shower curtain rings, it was time to make something.

In this Instructable, we look at 3 Things You Can Make From Shower Curtain Rings.

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Step 1: S - Hook

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I heated the ring's center and twisted it.

(Wear a respirator or melt the plastic in well ventilated room or preferably outside)

Then I heated other parts of the ring to make an "S" hook.

I use "S" hooks all the time, so now I am stocked up.

Step 2: Coat/Tool Hanger

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I heated the ring and shaped a hanger.

I was amazed how flexible the plastic was.

Step 3: Plastic Chain

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I joined the rings together and closed the links by meting the ends on a candle.

There are many things you can do with a plastic chain. I used it to hang a lamp.

Comments

PoProbot (author)2016-09-06

They could be doubled-up for heavier items…or for a heavier look. I do that when making chain, with jump rings….for jewelry. Much smaller, but same idea.

MadameM1 (author)2015-10-21

I had been making chain links that hang downward to hold scarves, belts and ties. Works great.

Anyagregorio (author)MadameM12016-03-28

Ingenius! Always looking for a way to store my scarves. Can't wait to get some shower curtain rings!

Kriistianne16 (author)2015-11-13

I'm so dumb burning the rings. XD but, oh well, at last I did it lol.. Nice tutorial

stephanie.l.pyke (author)2015-10-27

I'm still hung up on the fact that dollar store curtains come with hooks wherever you are living. My dollar tree shower curtains come with magnets in the bottom, but never hooks.

Aldirick1022 (author)2015-10-27

THe problem with using these plastic hooks to make a chain is you have heated them, thereby causing a weakness in the material. also, the National electrical Code has a weight requirement for lighting suspended from chains, you cannot verify the weight capability of the chain you have created. I understand that people want to do this, I just prefer people know what they are getting into before they try doing this specific one.

Thanks for the info.

CodingCraftster (author)2015-10-27

What a brilliant idea making them into S-hooks! Going to do some of these up today to use in my closet, and the chain lengths as well! Thanks for sharing :)

Thank You!

edkrauss (author)2015-10-23

great ideas, thanks

BarbaraC9 (author)2015-10-23

SOMEONE BOUGHT THOSE PLATIC RINGS FOR MY NEW SHOWER. tHE CURTAIN IS UP TO NOW A PIECE OF MATERIAL WITHOUT GATHERING TAPE OR A WAY TO FASTEN THE RINGS., ANY IDEAS OUT THERE TO MAKE IT EASY?

ShakeTheFuture (author)2015-10-20

Thank You!

rwood10 (author)2015-10-20

Thank you I never thought to melt them to bend them. I use them as is for my clothes line. I hook them over the two ropes of my clothesline to keep them together They slide nicely when you roll the line forward.

sewgirldeb (author)2015-10-19

I really like how your brain works. Very original! Thanks for sharing.

ndjalva (author)2015-10-19

Good idea but I do't have wire for closet racks or anything

A pair of needle nose pliers and an oversized collection of washers, you could put them under the shelves and do the same thing.. Great Idea! I have been sleeping for too long.. Simple cures for simple problems.

Democon (author)2015-10-18

Simple and very useful. Brilliant!

ShakeTheFuture (author)Democon2015-10-19

Thjank You!

shyrell (author)2015-10-18

So cool. I'm checking out your Youtube Channel now!

ShakeTheFuture (author)shyrell2015-10-19

Thank You!

HazelL2 (author)2015-10-18

Brilliantly simple idea. Fabulous mug ;)

ShakeTheFuture (author)HazelL22015-10-19

Cheers :)

HelenaTroy (author)2015-10-18

simple but brilliant ideas - I've spent a minor fortune on metal S hooks which are expensive and much too heavy for what I need them for, but were the only option I knew. till now!

lol the chains should come in handy for Hallowe'en!

Thank You!

RoseC4 (author)2015-10-18

Very smart, I'm usually pretty crafty, but I would have never thought of those on my own. Thank you for sharing.

ShakeTheFuture (author)RoseC42015-10-19

Thank You!

thundrepance (author)2015-10-18

YOU are a crazy GENIUS! x^D ~~ i'm going to do ALL of those!!

AGREED!!!

Thank You!

trike road poet (author)2015-10-18

Neat clean ideas and useful around the house. good gadgeteering!

TanaquilL (author)2015-10-18

Very smart. Thank you for sharing.

savtamama (author)2015-10-18

very nice Instructable, thank you for sharing your work

joyewils (author)2015-10-18

Very clever ideas and great presentation. Thank you for some good ideas.

ShakeTheFuture (author)joyewils2015-10-18

Cheers!

tpobrienjr (author)2015-10-18

Nice idea! Good use for a candle, too....

Thank You!

avalonbear (author)2015-10-18

I use the old shower rings out in my garage/shop. taking clothes line
and running it under the rafters length wise of the shop, I then hook the curtain
rings on the line. I then run my extinction cords threw the rings. This
keeps them off the floor and allows me to move them just about any where
in the shop

That's a great use.

Cheers!

rlsails (author)2015-10-18

Excellent, practical ideas. Thanks

cybercapri (author)2015-10-18

Well done, very clever too...

IanB50 (author)2015-10-18

Nice will tru

MPROD (author)2015-10-16

Thank you, nice and useful.

3366carlos (author)2015-10-16

nice

Cheers!

mzbo1 (author)2015-10-15

very creative!

ShakeTheFuture (author)mzbo12015-10-16

Thank You!

StephanP1 (author)2015-10-15

Very clever. I like it.

ShakeTheFuture (author)StephanP12015-10-16

Thank You!

imargo (author)2015-10-15

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

ShakeTheFuture (author)imargo2015-10-15

Cheers!

baecker03 (author)2015-10-15

might want to use a heat gun over a flame

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