I recently decided that our hallway bathroom needed a mini face-lift, because even though it’s mainly used by both my youngest boys, it’s also technically the “guest bathroom,” so I do my best to keep it looking presentable. I bought a nice new shower curtain online, along with a matching set of shower curtain rings, to freshen up the look of the bathroom. Since I couldn’t bear to simply throw away the shower rings I was replacing, they sat around for a while, just begging me to find some other way to use them. And you know I can never resist that particular challenge. :-)
I put together this list of 10 different ways you can use shower curtain rings around the house, for everything from organizing and storage, to decorating and teaching. If you don’t have spare shower rings lying around like I did, never fear, because another great thing about shower rings is that they’re cheap and easy to find!
10 Unexpected and Creative Ways to Use Shower Rings
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1. Closet Space-Saver
Hang several shower rings from a hanger, and use them to hang up belts, tank tops, scarves, bras, baseball caps, ties, or anything else that doesn’t need it’s own individual hanger. You’ll save a lot of space in your closet, and grouping similar items on the same hanger makes things easier to find!
2. Kitchen Storage
Use shower rings to hang kitchen utensils and dish towels. It’s functional, and looks great too!
3. Shower Storage
Add an additional curtain rod or tension rod to your shower, and use shower curtain rings to hang your shower tools from it. Hang your loofahs to keep them dry and free of mildew, or hang a few plastic buckets and use them to corral bath toys!
4. Mini Wreaths
Use shower rings to create miniature wreaths or Christmas ornaments. Just wrap each ring all the way around with yarn, and use a bit of ribbon to make a bow. So cute!
5. Ring Toss
Use shower rings to make your own ring toss game! Arrange tall, slender bottles in a grouping, then stand a few yards away and attempt to toss the rings onto the necks of the bottles.
6. Jewelry Organizer
Make a useful jewelry organizer with just a few shower rings and a towel bar or tension rod. Hang the rings from the rod and use it to hang up necklaces and bracelets, so you never have to contend with a tangled mess of jewelry!
7. Hair Tie Saver
Use a shower ring to solve the mystery of the missing hair ties! I’m always losing my hair ties, so now I keep them all on plastic shower ring that clips closed. It’s an easy way to stay organized, and it will save a few bucks since you won’t have to go back to the store for more hair ties any time soon!
8. Teaching Tool
Use shower curtain rings to create a fun teaching tool for kids. Write each letter of the alphabet out on individual shower rings, then pair them with a cardboard tube from wrapping paper or paper towels. Kids can slide the shower rings onto the tube in different combinations to practice words and spelling.
9. Hula Hoop Hideaway
Create a reading nook or hideaway for little ones using shower rings and a hula hoop. Hang the shower rings on a hula hoop, then hang a cheap fabric shower curtain from the rings. Use some string or fishing line to suspend the hoop from the ceiling, or wherever you want to hang it, and voila! So darling!
10. Closet Space Saver, Part 2
Use shower rings to make a chain for hanging purses or other accessories. Hang up an over-the-door hook in your closet, then daisy-chain several shower curtain rings together and hang them on the hook. Another great space saver!
Do you have any clever ways you use shower curtain rings in your home? We’d love to hear about it! Leave your idea in a comment below, and you and your comment could appear in a future blog post!