If you use your hair dryer regularly, you’ll want to ensure it’s in a convenient spot in the home and ready for you when you need it.
There’s nothing worse than having to pull it out of its storage spot and untangle its cord just to be able to use it. To make using and storing your hairdryer easier, you should consider making your own DIY hairdryer holder.
What’s a DIY hairdryer holder?
This is basically an item that enables you to hang your hair dryer on it. So, it might make use of a rack on, or container in, which you can easily place your hairdryer when it’s not in use.
Say goodbye to tangled hairdryer cords and the hassle of having to pull your hairdryer out of your cupboard while finding a socket to plug it into.
If you make your own DIY hairdryer holder, you can position it right next to your plug so that it will be easier than ever to blow-dry your hair and save time.
Make A DIY Hairdryer Holder With Cardboard
You might think it’s a difficult task to make your own DIY hairdryer holder, but it’s really not.
You don’t even need that many items.
Here’s a list of what you will need:
- Suction cup (or hooks)
- Superglue (if using suction cups)
- Cardboard cylinder
Note that it’s important to use a cardboard cylinder that’s the right size for your hairdryer. You want it to be able to fit snugly in the cardboard cylinder’s opening.
Steps For Making A DIY Hairdryer Holder
Now that you have the materials you need, you can start the process of making your own hairdryer holder.
- Cut the cylindrical cardboard so that it’s the right size for your hairdryer’s air outlet to be put into it.
- Cut out two holes on the body of the cardboard. You want the holes to be small enough to place nails/hooks on them, so don’t make them too big. If you battle to make the holes small with the use of scissors, you might want to use a drill instead.
- Put suction cups into the holes. Use superglue to ensure that they stay in place. This makes it convenient to place the hair dryer holder on the wall.
- Note that if you don’t have suction cups, you can use hooks for the holder’s holes.
- Another option is to put nails or screws on the wall and then hang the holder by its holes in this way. It really depends on your preference for how you want the hairdryer holder to be placed.
- What about the cord? As you know, the hair dryer cord is sometimes a nuisance. It gets in the way or becomes tangled. To prevent that from happening with your DIY hairdryer holder, you should cut a small opening on the top rim of the holder, almost like a “U” shape. This will ensure that the dryer’s cord remains secure in the holder.
Make A DIY Hairdryer Holder With PVC
Now, what if you don’t have cardboard handy, or suction cups for that matter?
You don’t have to worry because you can still make a DIY hairdryer holder.
You just need to gather the following items:
- PVC gasket joint
- Spray paint
Basically, since the PVC pipe contains two parts, these are perfect for storing your hair tools in them!
Once you’ve got the two items you need, here are the steps to follow.
- Spray paint the PVC pipe in any colour of your choice. Just remember to lay it down on some newspaper and spray paint it outside so you don’t inhale it. You should also wear a mask when using it to prevent inhalation.
- Leave the pipe somewhere outside to dry properly, which should take about an hour.
Once it’s dried, you can use the PVC pipe to store your hair styling tools, such as your hairdryer or tong. You can merely rest this pipe on a flat surface so that it’s always handy when you need it.
A word of caution: make sure that you don’t store your hairdryer in it immediately after use as it will be hot and this could cause the PVC pipe and spray paint to melt. Give it a few minutes to cool down before storing it away.
Need A Third Method? Here’s A DIY Hair Dryer Holder Made Out Of Wood
If you have some old wood lying around, you can easily turn it into a DIY hair dryer holder.
You will need:
- Wooden board
- Take a piece of wood that’s long enough to cover the length and width of your hairdryer. Cut it into the shape you want, such as if you want it to be decorative, and sand it down. This will be the base for your hairdryer holder.
- Now, you will need other wood so you can cut out the following pieces: you will need a ring that’s cut out of wood as this will be the place where the bottom of the hairdryer will be slotted.
And, you will need one U-shaped piece of wood upon which you’ll rest the main body of the hairdryer. Note that you will have to measure the ring and U-shaped shapes according to your specific hairdryer to ensure that it will fit properly.
- Once you have done that, you can screw the ring onto the bottom of the wooden board. Bear in mind that where you place it on the board matters because it has to be in such a position that you can slot the bottom of your hairdryer into it and still have enough space on the left of the hairdryer so that its main body can rest on the U-shaped piece on the board.
- Then, screw in the U-shaped piece on the left side of the board, towards the top, again ensuring that it’s far away from the ring so that your hairdryer will be able to sit properly on the holder.
- Hang the board on a wall, close to where you have a plug so that you have it handy when you dry your hair.
- Extra tip: if you want to have a convenient spot for the hair dryer’s cord, you can make a small round shape to screw into the base of the board so that you can wind the cord around it to keep it out of the way.
Super Easy Ways To Store Your Hairdryer
If you don’t want to take too much trouble to make your own DIY hairdryer holder, you can turn storage items in your home into convenient hair dryer holders.
Here are some ideas.
- Use your bathroom storage container. These usually can be hung over the bathroom door, which makes it super-convenient to use for your hairdryer.
- Hang it up in a basket. If you have a metal or plastic basket, you can simply hang the handle on a hook in the wall. Just make sure the basket is strong enough to accommodate your hair dryer.
- Upcycle an old coat rack (or buy a new one). A simple coat rack can be drilled into the wall within close proximity to your dressing table so that you can conveniently hang your hair styling tools on it. No fuss and super easy!
How can you hang up a hairdryer without any tools?
Note that hair dryers usually have a little loop in their design so you can conveniently hang them up on the wall.
You just need a nail or hook.
How long will your hairdryer last?
Hairdryers usually last for up to seven years, so it’s not a waste to make your own hairdryer holder. If your hairdryer is already old, you might want to use a container for it instead of making a holder specifically for it otherwise it won’t have a long lifespan.
If you need to make your own DIY hairdryer holder, there are many ways in which you can.
In this article, we’ve outlined three ways in which to make a hairdryer holder with items you probably have around the house.
We’ve also featured some quick and easy ideas for hanging up your hairdryer if you’re not in the mood for DIY.
It’s clear to see that with a bit of creative thinking, you can find the perfect storage space for your hairdryer that ensures it’s within easy reach whenever you need it.