Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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 5: Glue the tp holder to the wall
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~