Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Barbie Craft Project: Toilet Paper Holder and Towel Holder


Super fast-super easy-craft project for the crafting impaired. Scouts honor. Actually I am sharing TWO. You will be done with both in less than 30 minutes.

Project #1: Toilet paper holder

Supplies- small paper clips- bead caps or rounded earring backs, super glue, wire cutter and real toilet paper (can you spare a square?)



Step 1: Open your paperclip into a U shape



Step 2: Trim the paper clip so that it is the appropriate depth (about half inch)



Step 3: Glue small end of bead caps or earring backs to each end of the paperclip - let dry

**(I do this step on top of wax paper to avoid gluing my tp holder to my work surface)

Step 4: After the glue dries cut a strip of toilet paper just slightly narrower than the width of the holder and wrap around to create a miniature roll.

Step 5: Glue the tp holder to the wall



Now for the big question..does your roll fall over or under? That is such a hotly debated issue in my house...for realz...like it's serious or something...but inquiring minds want to know!

Project #2: Towel Bar

Supplies: Wooden skewer, variety of plastic beads, 2 cup hooks or similar product for hanging, craft knife, craft paint, spray paint or paint pens, matte sealer (optional)



Step 1: Determine the length of your towel holder and trim skewer (mine is 3 inches)

Step 2: Glue beads to each end of the skewer. It doesn't matter what color they are as you will paint the entire piece.


Step 3: When beads are thoroughly dry-paint with craft paints, spray paint or paint pens in desired finish.

Step 4: Seal paint (optional)

Step 5: Hang in your space with appropriate sized cup hooks. (paint to match if necessary)



Step 6: Add towel-finished! (I use felt trimmed with coordinating ribbon. Fold felt in half & iron so it hangs flat on rod)

A few more pics of my Silkstone bathroom...





If you are going for a more realistic approach you could just crumple up the towel and leave it on the floor underneath the towel bar...but that's only if you have men in the house....just saying....

Sweet and simple! Enjoy your handiwork~

Stephiejo ♥

8 comments:

  1. Wow! You manage to make little household doodads look amazing! I'm going to add this my list of numerous projects!

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  2. Thanks a million for sharing!!!! Your creativity and imagination amazes me!!

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  3. That is just totally awesome!

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  4. These are such great ideas!!! I wish I had found this a few days earlier before I constructed my bathroom accessories out of wood. :)

    Would love for you to stop by toddlindsey.com and check out some of our doll tutorials under DIY & Archives!

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  6. How do you make the toilet? Am i missing something?

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