Introduction: How to Make a Wig Stand

I love wearing wigs! As I've gotten more into them, I've started buying more expensive wigs. I just don't feel comfortable throwing them on the shelf anymore, and I don't have space for a bunch of creepy styrofoam heads. This is an inexpensive and space-efficient way of hanging wigs so they retain their shape and stay in good condition. This is my first instructable and I can't figure out how to rotate the images, but I hope you enjoy!

Step 1: You Will Need...


A plastic grocery bag, some paper for recycling, and some masking tape.

Step 2: Crumple Up Paper and Fill the Bag


Fill the bag with crumpled up paper until you think it's about the size of your head.

Step 3: Twist and Tape

Twist the bag and tape the end down. But make sure you leave the tops of the handles hanging, because we'll be taping them to something else later.

Step 4:

Squeeze all the air out and rearrange the paper in the bag until it's roughly head-shaped. Use tape to help form the shape.

Step 5: Tape to a Wall or Other Location


Find a location where it'll be convenient for you to hang your wigs. I chose the wall next to my closet.

Take the tabs of the handles you left hanging and tape them to the wall. Test to make sure they're hanging securely, then hang your wigs!

In this picture, I've only done two, but I'm going to do more for the rest of my wigs. If you guys can think of improvements for this project, I'd love to hear them!

Enjoy :)

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Psycho_Fan_Chan (author)2016-10-28

This is awesome! I just got a really long wig(80 cm long) and I have no where to put it except on my lamp that I don't use. Thanks a lot, this really helped. I never would have thought of this.

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GraceB6 (author)2015-10-22

Instead of taping them on the wall, you could also hang the handles on a hook or doorknob, also that way the wig holder can easily be moved. Great tutorial, thanks a lot, I'll definitely be using this :D

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Mikki G.W (author)2015-01-31

How often do they fall off the wall?

Maybe nails would be better to use for mounting on the wall, rather than tape, especially masking tape

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GilleC (author)Mikki G.W2015-04-06

i though so too :3

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GilleC (author)2015-04-06

heeeeey so helpful :3 thank you very much.. its simple and also it looks ugly but that doesn't matter as long as we get to hang the wig and preserve its beauty :3 very useful :D

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reaghost (author)2015-03-11

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wilgubeast (author)2011-06-01

Awesome. If I had any wigs, you can rest assured that this will be my primary source of wig-hanging information. (Once I determine that busts of Beethoven and other composers are cost-prohibitive and improperly sized.)

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