If You Thought Hairspray Was Just To Control Unruly Hair, Think Again!
There are so many great uses for hairspray at home. We’ve collected 35 of the most brilliant uses that you probably didn’t know before. Hairspray can do everything from removing leather stains to preventing your feet from slipping in your shoes.
Take a look through this list and you’ll never want to be without hairspray at home again!
1.) Lint Removal
Lint can be difficult to remove. But if you spray a towel with hairspray, it picks lint up much more easily. No picking and peeling for hours. Just spray, wipe, and you’re done.
2.) Pet Hair Removal
Pet hair can be hard to remove from furniture and clothing. To make it easier, spray some hairspray on a towel then rub it on the furry areas. The towel will pick up hair much easier and will remove it from any surface.
3.) Thread A Needle
Are you having trouble getting a frayed thread through a needle? Spray the end of the thread with some hairspray. It will stiffen up and be easier to get through the eye of the needle. Now you can sew on those buttons twice as fast.
4.) Preserve Flowers
Have some special flowers you want to save? Drying them can make them crunchy and cause them to fall apart. However, you can preserve them by spraying them with hairspray. A few sprays and your flowers will look better and last longer.
5.) Hold Zippers In Place
Sometimes, zippers don’t want to stay up. That can be embarrassing. Keep your zipper in place by spraying it with hairspray. The hair spray will keep you zipper up so you don’t have to constantly check it.
6.) Tighten Screws
Secure screws by tightening them as much as possible. Then, spray them with hairspray to hold them in place. This makes them even more secure and can prevent things from slipping or breaking.
7.) Petrify Insects
If you are making an insect collection and need to preserve the insects, spraying or soaking them in hairspray can help. The hairspray will kill them quickly and also keep them looking great. Your bug collection will be much easier to complete with this simple hack.
8.) Keep Shoes From Slipping
Are your shoes rubbing on your heels and slipping off your feet? Add a little hairspray to the inside heel of the shoe to keep it in place and avoid blisters. You also could spray the bottom of your feet.
9.) Light A Fire
If you need to light a fire and have nothing else to start it with, simply spray some hairspray over the flame from a lighter. You can easily catch wood or paper on fire this way. This can be dangerous, so be careful.
10.) Preserve Leaves
Need to preserve some leaves for an art project or decoration? Spray them with hairspray to bring out their natural colors and to protect them. Your leaves will look better and last longer.
11.) Stop A Run In Pantyhose
Few things are as frustrating as a run in your hose. You can stop a run from getting worse by spraying the hose with hairspray. The hairspray bonds with the hose, so they are less likely to rip any further.
12.) Remove Leather Stains
If you have leather shoes or furniture that have some marks or stains on them, hairspray can remove them. Spray some on the stain, and then use a clean cloth to wipe them down. Your leather will look as good as new.
13.) Save Chalk Art
If you or your kid likes to draw with chalk, but you hate how it wipes off so easily, consider spraying the finished masterpiece with some hairspray. The hairspray won’t let the chalk wipe off as easily, so you can proudly display it without worry. It’s a great way to make your arts and crafts last longer.
14.) Self Defense
If you don’t have pepper spray and need to fight off an attack, spraying hairspray in a person’s or animal’s eyes can give you enough time to escape. If you don’t have pepper spray, hairspray can save you in a pinch. Just don’t forget to keep a small bottle in your purse or car.
15.) Stop Art From Smudging
If you make art with markers or ink, it can easily become smudged. Protect it by spraying the dried surface with hairspray. No more smudges! Now your art can last longer and look more professional.
16.) Display Food Enhancer
If you want to use real food as décor, you can spray it with hairspray to make it shiny and to make it last longer. No need to spend money on expensive plastic fruit when you can make it yourself. Just don’t eat it.
17.) Turn Newspaper Into Wrapping Paper
Recycle newspaper to use as wrapping paper by spraying it with hairspray. This will make it stronger and easier to fold and shape. This is a great way to save money and also upcycle.
18.) Remove Ink
Ink stains are almost impossible to remove. However, hairspray can handle it. Spray it on the stain and then gently blot the ink up to remove it.
19.) Straighten Curtains
Want to straighten your curtains without taking them down and ironing them? Just spray them with hairspray. Then, just give them a quick fluff.
20.) Remove Hair Dye From Fabric
If you happen to drip some hair dye on your shirt, don’t panic. Simply spray the dyed area with hairspray. Then, gently blot the dye up to remove it.
21.) Strengthen Stockings
If you are worried about your stockings getting ripped, simply spray them with some hairspray before you put them on. They will be stronger than ever. Now you can take on the day without any worries.
22.) Glue Remover
It can be almost impossible to get the glue off your skin and other surfaces. However, hairspray can loosen up the glue. Then, it will peel off easily.
23.) Remove Lipstick Stains
Lipstick stains can ruin your clothing or linens. However, hairspray can remove them without any problems. Simply spray the stain and blot it with a cloth. It should come right out.
24.) Make Rub-on Transfers
If you have a decal or image you would like to use as a transfer, you can spray hairspray on it and easily transfer it to a clean surface. No need to buy expensive kits or tools. You have everything you need in your bathroom cabinet.
25.) Make Metals Shiny
Need to polish your silver or metal décor? First. spray some hairspray on it. Then, use a cloth to rub it in. It will also help prevent fingerprints. So amazing!
Want to keep your balloons from popping so easily? Spray them with hairspray to add a layer of protection and make them last a little longer. This will also help reduce the static cling of the balloons, so they don’t stick to everything.
27.) Clean Nail Polish
Did you accidentally spill some nail polish? Don’t scratch and pick at it. Just spray some hairspray on the spill, and you can wipe it up easily.
28.) Fix Halloween Spider Webs
Those cute fake spider webs make great Halloween decorations. However, they can get everywhere. Keep them in place by spraying them with hairspray.
29.) Temporary Hair Color
You can make your own temporary hair color by spraying your hair with hairspray and then sprinkling Kool-Aid on top of it. Just wash it out when you are done. This is a great option for Halloween costumes and school spirit days.
30.) Stop Static Cling
Are you tired of your dress sticking to your tights or legs? Just give the dress a quick spray of hairspray. This will get rid of that static cling.
31.) Dry Nail Polish Faster
Sometimes, you need to do your nails fast. Instead of waiting on them to dry, just spray them with hairspray. Then, they will dry much faster.
32.) Tame Fly-aways
Hairspray is meant to keep your hair in place. However, instead of spraying it on your head, try spraying it on your brush or comb. Then, brush back your fly-aways to tame them.
33.) Set Makeup
Tired of your makeup running? When you finish putting your makeup on, close your eyes and give your face a light spray with hairspray. Your makeup won’t run and will stay where you put it.
34.) Tame Eyebrows
Need to tame your eyebrows? Spray a little hairspray on a toothbrush and brush your brows into place. It works better than expensive makeup, and it’s fast and easy.
35.) Hold Fake Snow On A Christmas Tree
Love the look of fake snow on your Christmas tree but hate the mess? Keep it in place by spraying it with hairspray. It stays on the tree instead of your floor.
36.) Keep Bobby Pins in Place
If our hair is super clean or really fine, bobby pins have a hard time staying in. There’s an easy fix for that! Before putting the bobby pins in your hair, spray them with a bit of hairspray. It will help them stay in place.
37.) Gloss Your Wrapping Paper
Make your gift-wrapped presents look like they were done by a professional by spraying the wrapped gift with hairspray. I will make the wrapping paper look and feel thick and glossy.
38.) Bug Repellent
Hairspray is a great alternative if you don’t have any mosquito repellent. You might feel a bit sticky, but it’s less toxic than most bug sprays and just as effective. Great for camping or a summer evening on the patio.
39.) Preserve Patent Leather Shine
Patent leather shoes can get scuffed and dull after a while. Polish them up and then spray them with hairspray. The hairspray will keep the shoes polished for much longer.
40.) Prevent Skirts and Dresses from Riding Up
If you’re wearing a short skirt or dress, they can often ‘ride up’ when you walk around. Keep your dress or skirt in place by putting a thin layer of hairspray on your legs, especially the top of your thighs. Gymnasts use this trick to keep their leotards in shape.
41.) Wreath Preserver
Keep your Christmas wreath fresh for longer with a little help from hairspray. Give your evergreen wreath a thin coat of hairspray; the polymer will lock in the moisture, keeping your wreath green and fresh-looking for longer.
42.) Recipe Card Protector
Do you have index and recipe cards that you like to reference while cooking? Often times, they become spilled and splashed on, making them flimsy and hard to read. Protect them by giving them a spray of hairspray. After one coat, let dry and repeat two or three times.
43.) Glitter Glue
When doing arts and crafts, glitter can be a tough thing to work with. Trying to glue glitter onto items can be a bit of a mess. Instead of glue, use hairspray. Just coat the item in a few sprays then sprinkle on the glitter.
44.) Cut Flower Preservative
Hairspray slows down the wilting of cut flowers by stiffening the blooms to preserve their youthful appearance. Hold the hairspray a foot away from the plants and spray the underside of the leaves and petals to make them last longer.
45.) Clean Ink and Markers Off Walls
If you have little ones running around the house, you’re bound to end up with markers or ink on your walls at some point. Spray the ink with some hairspray and gently scrub off. Permanent marker will require rubbing alcohol, though.
46.) Protect Long Drapes from Dirt
Long, flowing curtains are beautiful but they’re a dirt magnet. Prevent dirt and dust from collecting on your drapes, be sure to coat your drapes or curtains with a few coats of hairspray. The dust and dirt won’t penetrate the polymer, leaving your drapes nice and stain-free.
47.) Pottery and Clay Finisher
Do you like to do pottery or clay work in your free time? Hairspray is going to be your new best friend. After you’re done creating your masterpiece, spray it with hairspray and give it a gentle rub with a soft cloth. It will have a beautiful shine.
48.) Remove Sticker Residue
If you’re little one put a sticker in a place where it shouldn’t go, it can be a bit of a pain to remove. The sticker never comes off in one piece, then you’re left with pieces of adhesive and paper left on your furniture or wall. Spray the residue with some hairspray and scrub with a cloth, it should come right off.
49.) Keep Shoelaces from Coming Undone
Some shoelaces seem to never want to stay tied. If you happen to have a pair of that kind of shoelaces, hairspray can help with that. Before tying, give them a spray of hairspray. They should stay laced all day.
50.) Home Air Freshener
If you’re expecting guests and realize your house is smelling a little less-than-fresh, hairspray can work in a pinch. Spritz and spray some hairspray in the air around each room of the house. It will help freshen the air–or at least, disguise any smells until you get around to cleaning.
Now you can take advantage of hairspray in many more ways than imagined.
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50 Seriously Creative Halloween Costumes That Are Hard To Top
Halloween is one of the most, if not THE most, creative holiday there is. People get to use that energy to create fantastical costumes that wow and delight. I mean, you could head to the store and buy a Halloween costume.
But that’s not as much fun as making your own. And some people really go over the top with their costumes. Not only do they come up with brilliant costume concepts, but they also incorporate electronics, sewing, painting, and other skills to make their Halloween masterpieces.
And these pieces really do impress. It’s a shame that they only get used for a day or a few hours during the holiday season. They should be put in a museum of DIY Halloween costumes. I’d pay to see that exhibit. But since that exhibit doesn’t yet exist, enjoy this slideshow instead.
Here are 50 seriously creative Halloween costumes that are hard to top:
1) Wizard of Oz Twister
Most people would dress up as Dorothy for Halloween. This person went all out as the twister that brought Dorothy to Oz and killed the Wicked Witch. This thing even spins.
2) A Reddit Snoo
This guy dressed up as a Reddit Snoo. You know the little aliens with the bent antennaes you see all over Reddit. That mask is pretty cool.
3) Little Maleficent
Look at this little cutie! Those wings look incredible. They must have taken hours to make.
4) Tina Belcher
This is a fairly simple costume to pull off. But it’s looks amazing. You know right away that she’s Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers.
5) Indiana Jones and Short Round
An Indiana Jones costume is pretty simple. And it’s already been done. Even I’ve been Indiana Jones for Halloween. But what’s awesome about this costume is the edition of Short Round. What makes it even more awesome than that is that he dressed up his dog as Short Round.
6) Child Pennywise
What’s more horrifying that Pennywise? Pennywise as a child. This is so disturbing.
7) Like a Wrecking Ball
This is hilarious. This guy is the wrecking ball from Miley Cyrus’ video. She’s the Barbie taped to his head.
8) Ash and Misty from Pokémon
Now this is one good sister. Her little brother wanted to dress up as Ash Ketchum for Halloween. So she promised she would dress up as Misty.
9) Shaggy and Scooby
Can you guess who this mystery solving duo is? She’s the Scooby Doo to his Shaggy. Simple to make but super adorable.
10) Westboro Baptist Protesters
These two were going to Cassie’s Halloween party. They dressed up as Westboro Baptist protesters. God hates Cassie’s party… hilarious.
People have seen Peter Pan costumes. But you’ve probably never seen a Rufio costume from the movie Hook. This is dope!
12) The Simpsons
Check out this awesome family costume! They did a really great job with this. I wonder what those head pieces are made from.
13) Freddy Mercury
This guy is really a queen. He looks brilliant as Freddie Mercury. He’s got the pose down and everything.
14) Cow Abducted by Aliens
This costume is as random as it is awesome. It’s a nervous cow. He’s being abducted by an alien.
15) Zombie Diner
These two run a zombie diner. He’s the zombie chef and she’s the zombie waitress. They’re serving you as tonight’s special.
16) Pop Art
Here we have a piece of pop art. Just kidding. That’s a real person. I might have to start drawing myself some clevage.
17) Tea Bag
Fancy a cup of tea? This little girl did. Actually she wanted to BE the tea.
18) Gone With the Wind
These guys were windy for their Halloween costume. That is super clever. How is he get his tie to stand up like that?
19) Hocus Pocus
It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! These witchy costumes are quite impressive. Here we have all three Sanderson sisters: Mary, Winifred, and Sarah.
This tyke is dressed as Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. The entire costume is homemade. Even the wig!
21) Octopus and His Jack O’ Lantern
These two masks are made from paper mache. They look incredible! Look at the eyes on that octopus!
22) Universal Health Care
This is another really smart costume. She’s dressed like the universe and a nurse. She’s Universal Health Care.
23) Sun-Maid Raisins Lady
Does the Sun-Maid have a name? I feel like her name would be Susan. It’s not she’s actually a real person and the original inspiration for the Sun-Maid Girl was Lorraine Collett. Anyway, this chick thinks she’s related to her. So, she paid hommage to her with her Halloween costume.
24) Moana and Maui
This is a winning couples costume. It’s Moana and Maui. Look at how perfect all the drawings are on his body are.
This boss won Halloween. He’s a Sharknado. The best is the shark at the top.
26) The Mad Hatter
Look at this tiny Mad Hatter. He does look mad, but angry mad, not crazy mad. I love those spools of thread.
27) Missy Elliot Sock It To Me
This is another seriously extra costume. It’s Missy Elliot. From her Sock It 2 Me video.
My favorite costumes are costumes of secondary or lesser known characters. That’s why this costume wins so hard in my book. It’s Beaker from The Muppets.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. You can tell a whole let of effort went into this costume. The suit looks like he literally stepped out of a grave.
30) Tinder Ghost and Someone Who Was Ghosted
This makes so much sense. Online dating is terrifying. It’s the Tinder ghost and the person he ghosted.
31) Jessie and A.C. Slater
I am obsessed with this Saved by the Bell costume. It’s A.C. Slater and Jessie. But not just any Jessie, the Jessie from the episode with caffine pills Jessie.
I don’t know what these kids are supposed to be. But these costumes are freaking elaborate. Must have taken weeks to make these costumes.
33) Colorful Monsters
On the left is a Pin Up Frankenstein. On the right is a Pop Up Frankenstein. Pretty cool!
34) Marie AntoinIT
There are a lot of things going on here. But they all go together so well. She is Marie Antoinette and IT combined.
35) Van Gogh Self Portrait
What a neat idea! This guy is Vincent Van Gogh’s self portrait. What a great job recreating those brush strokes.
36) Baby Frida Kahlo
This 3-year-old wanted to be Frida Kahlo for Halloween. It’s a bold move to put a mustache and a unibrow on a little kid. It all comes together really well.
This team put in a lot of effort. Here we have the entire Rugrats crew. My favorite is Cynthia and Reptar.
38) Nightmare Face
Want to truly terrify people on Halloween? Then this costume is for you. This guy has some serious nightmare face going on.
39) 90s Bands
Can you guess what 90s bands these are? It’s Blind Melon and Alice in Chains. This is a great way to repurpose old costumes.
40) The Channel 4 News Team
News Team…. assembllllleeeeee! This is the Channel 4 News team. Lead by none other than Ron Burgundy a.k.a. Poppa Burgundy.
41) Queen of Hearts
This is such an adorable DIY Queen of Hearts costume. They recreated that hair perfectly. I love the use of actual cards.
Here we have grandma winning at Halloween. She’s is the guy from the game Operation. She even has the light up nose!
43) Filter, No Filter
This is what a photo looks like with a filter. The right is what it looks like without. Big difference.
44) KFC Family
KFC is a family business in this family. The parents are the workers, the little baby is the chicken. Their son is the colonel.
45) This Kid Wanted to Be a Sorcerer
There are lots of ways to do a sorcerer costume. But I wouldn’t ever imagine a sorcerer costume like this. Look at that beard!
46) Miguel and Mama Coco from Coco
I love this movie! And these costumes are so well done. Their friends didn’t even recognize them.
47) 90s Pop Icons
Here are some more awesome 90s costumes. Here we have the MTV Moon Man and Bee Girl from the Blind Melon No Rain video. If you watched MTV in the 90s, you saw these two a lot.
This Ursula costume is spot on. It’s got the tentacles and everything. And it’s not so big so that you’ll be knocking into things all night.
49) The Song That Doesn’t End
It’s Shari Lewis. And don’t forget Lamb Chop. I just realized what a messed up name that is to call a lamb. You’re basically acknowledging that the talking lamb could be food at any moment.
50) Total Transformation
This is a total transformation. She turned herself into Walter Hartwell White Sr. He’s the guy from Breaking Bad.
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75 Times People’s Taste Was Questionable, But Their Execution Was Flawless
The expression “It’s all a matter of taste” is true — most of the time. Sure, we all have different ways of dressing, doing our hair, and decorating our homes. But now and then, you run across something you know defies the saying. Some things are so tacky, ugly, and horrible, you can say definitively — it’s NOT a matter of taste. It’s just plain tasteless.
There are entire Reddit sub-threads dedicated to memorializing these tasteless treasures. Some of them are just plain horrible. Others are DIY disasters from people who think they’re artists but have no talent. Then some make you say “I can’t believe anyone would actually pay money for this.”
But the concept of some things is so bad, you automatically hate them. At the same time, the creations are done so well you can’t help but be impressed. In other words, they’re examples of awful taste but great execution. You can’t decide whether you love them or loathe them.
The subreddit known as r/ATBGE is dedicated to such treasures as these. It’s full of things that make you think, “Ugh, that’s horrible…but done well.”
1. This Van Gogh ear necklace
Legend has it that Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear and mailed it to the woman he was in love with. Although the legend isn’t true, it’s still immortalized in this unique necklace.
2. This tacky handbag
Do you want to make sure you’re always stopped for an extra pat-down by airport security? Just carry this bag. You’ll also make everyone around you feel extremely nervous.
3. This Titanic inflatable slide
Even if you’re into dark humor, this blow-up slide in the shape of the Titanic might be a little bit too dark. I mean, come on, you guys. People died.
4. This minion fire stove
The internet got just a little bit too much mileage with minions, you know, the strange yellow creatures from the Despicable Me movie franchise. But maybe this is okay if you imagine it’s being tortured.
5. This knitted hat
No one likes to stare at organs — or replicas of them — which is why this hat is so unsettling. Can we all please keep those cerebella inside our skulls?
6. This baffling car
If you want everyone on the road to have a panic attack when you drive by, you should buy this car. There’s nothing like convincing other drivers that you’ve flipped over on the interstate.
40 Failed DIY Solutions To Ward Off Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic caught many of us by surprise and has led to some downright thoughtful and useful DIY projects in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
However, these DIY efforts may not fall into that category.
In fact, we’re not entirely sure what to think about some of them.
However, we do know that a little laughter rarely hurts, so have a look for yourself:
#1 Using what you have
Not everyone was prepared with full PPE. In fact, it’s probably best to leave enough for the frontline medical workers. This guy wearing a bear costume instead of a mask took it a step further and left one medical worker in a much better mood. She couldn’t stop laughing.
Neither can we.
#2 Don’t touch your face!
We all know that touching your face should be avoided at all costs to stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. However, this guy may have gone too far in his noble effort to slow the virus.
#3 Social distancing
It’s important to leave space between people to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. This guy wanted to remind everyone. Maybe he’s just a poet, and he doesn’t know it?
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