3 Things You Can Make From Shower Curtain Rings

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Introduction: 3 Things You Can Make From Shower Curtain Rings

About: Innovative Projects, Diy's, Life Hacks

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

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

I heated the ring and shaped a hanger.

I was amazed how flexible the plastic was.

Step 3: Plastic Chain

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.

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    61 Discussions

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    PoProbot
    PoProbot

    4 years ago

    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.

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    MadameM1
    MadameM1

    4 years ago

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

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    Anyagregorio
    Anyagregorio

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    Kriistianne16
    Kriistianne16

    4 years ago

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

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    stephanie.l.pyke
    stephanie.l.pyke

    4 years ago

    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.

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    Aldirick1022
    Aldirick1022

    4 years ago

    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.

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    ShakeTheFuture
    ShakeTheFuture

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks for the info.

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    CodingCraftster
    CodingCraftster

    4 years ago

    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 :)

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    ShakeTheFuture
    ShakeTheFuture

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank You!

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    edkrauss
    edkrauss

    4 years ago

    great ideas, thanks

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    BarbaraC9
    BarbaraC9

    4 years ago

    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?

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    rwood10
    rwood10

    4 years ago

    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.

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    sewgirldeb
    sewgirldeb

    4 years ago

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

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    ndjalva
    ndjalva

    4 years ago

    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.

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    Democon
    Democon

    4 years ago

    Simple and very useful. Brilliant!

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    shyrell
    shyrell

    4 years ago

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

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    HazelL2
    HazelL2

    4 years ago

    Brilliantly simple idea. Fabulous mug ;)