HingeHeads: My Newest Decor Obsession

This post is sponsored by HingeHeads.

If you come over to my house, you might notice that my door hinges have recently become a little bit more exciting than your ordinary, run-of-the-mill door hinges.  Many of them now sport a little surprise.

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I was introduced to HingeHeads a few weeks ago, and I immediately fell in love with their quirky charm.  Ranging in size from 1/2″ to 2″ tall, HingeHeads are magnetic toppers for your door hinges.  Each design generally comes in three finishes: Antique Pewter, Antique Brass and Antique Bronze.

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There are about 150 variations of HingeHeads, and the folks there were kind enough to send me a small assortment of them to play with.  They are sculpted and cast in Los Angeles.   Don’t they look like they should have won the recent contest to be the next Monopoly game piece?  I think they are the perfect amount of quirk for someone who wants to start having a little fun in their home but are a little bit nervous to go all out.

HingeHeads are obviously a fun topper for standard door hinges.  Both the astronaut and the rocking chair have found homes on my door hinges.  But, because of their magnetic bases, I found even more great places for them in my house.

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The deer is awesome on top of one of the drawer pulls on the dresser in my office.  He’s just a wee little thing, but he matches perfectly and still brings me a surprise each time I look at the dresser.

The ballerina found a home on top of one of the frames of vintage baby clothes in Emma’s room.  She’s become our little ballerina this year, taking Creative Movement classes with other 2 and 3 year olds, so her room was the obvious choice.  It’s high enough so that she can’t reach it (magnets and toddlers don’t mix), but she still knows that it’s there.

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It was fun to go around the house and figure out what accessories are made of metal and which ones aren’t!  The cupid landed on our boring, builder’s grade light fixture in the breakfast room.  No one else in the family has spotted it yet, so it’s my own little secret delight right now.

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Needless to say, I’m a little in love with these HingeHeads.  Not only do I think they are fun in my own home, but I’d like to keep a few on hand to give as hostess or birthday gifts.  Wouldn’t it be fun to “hide” one somewhere when someone welcomes you as an overnight guest?  And with most of them costing just $10, it’s an easy thing to do.

What do you think?

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Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post by HingeHeads.  All opinions (and the resulting lovey dovey, ooey gooey obsessions) are my own.  I’m afraid a HingeHeads monster has been created.

Filed Under: Decorate Your Home, Giveaways & Product Reviews

About Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard is a former college mascot turned political geek turned DIY fanatic who is conspiring to live in a Technicolor dream world. Her designs are bold and graphic, while her spirit is fun and full of color. Lindsay chronicles her projects and design ideas here at Makely, where she shares daily tutorials and inspiration. Lindsay lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband (Tom), children (Zack and Emma) and dogs (Jack and Duke).


  1. Those are really cute, and what a unique idea!

  2. How cute!!!

  3. els manning says:

    Awesome! Without much work a little surprise in un expected places… fun!

  4. elizabeth adams says:

    i want to make some and leave them in other peoples houses-

  5. LOVE! Thanks for sharing–ordered eight today… :)

  6. this is plain and simple and over the top AWESOME!!!!! one could use vintage monopoly pieces too! hugs…

  7. Linda Hollander says:

    OMG!! I love this site, there is always so much to check out, and these are too adorable for words.

    Sadly, I recently had to remove a set of French doors connecting my double parlor and the hinges are a little unsightly…but that will soon be remedied!

    Thanks so much and continue on your quest for the rest of us, please.

  8. this is so cute! What a great idea!

  9. All my life I have had an obsession with miniature things! This feeds the addiction! Love them!

  10. This is the first I’ve seen of these. What a cute idea! I’m going to have to get my paws on some.