In these times of sustainability, we can't just throw them away!

When you've decided it's time to pitch your old flat iron, maybe because you're now embracing your beautiful texture, here are some ideas as to what to do with it!

  • 1.  Make toasted cheese sandwiches
  • 2.  Iron your husband's ties
  • 3.  Christmas tree ornament
  • 4.  Make stylish burn marks on your scrapbook pages
  • 5.  Use them as tongs to turn hot dogs on the grill
  • 6.  Cut off the cord and give it to your young son to play "crocodile" with
  • 7.  Collect several, line them up on the lawn, and play croquet!
  • 8.  A doorstop

What would you do with an old flat iron? Tell us in the comments section below!

Gretchen Heber
cut off the chord, then use it when your trying to get things off of high

CWG, great idea! I love it! UK, hilarious! I'm so glad you posted about your adventure and included the link. So much fun! Keep the ideas coming, everyone!

Back in undergrad, my roommates and I (living in the dorm) really wanted cookies. Unfortunately, our dorm did not have a community kitchen, and hot plates were not allowed, so there technically was no way we would achieve our goal...if it weren't for my straightener. Below is a link to the video we made of our adventure: Our hair smelled nice and sugary the next few times we used the iron. haha

Unique Dolly for duaghter (etc) -Cut the power plug off and then thread a polystyrene ball on the top, to make the head. You may like to decorate the face. Loosely wrap the tong end with material and secure to make the skirt. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the cord just below the 'head', leaving a long bit sticking out on each side, to make arms. Finish off by using the remaining cord to fashion any desire hair design.