DIY Spare Toilet Paper Holder
Is it weird to be excited about a toilet paper holder? Cuz I am...
My inspiration was this one, which used to be for sale on Etsy:
12" cut of fabric
Optional: Beads, ruffles
Cut fabric to a 12" x 22" rectangle plus four 1" x 13" strips.
Iron edges of the 1" strips over evenly. A Bias Tape Maker makes this task extra quick & easy.
Iron bias tape in half,
hiding the raw edges inside. While you're at the ironing
board, also iron your 12x22" rectangle.
Sew the folded bias tape shut, so it's now a nice little tie string. I left the teeny tiny ends raw.
Fold your 12x22" piece
in half (so it's 6x22"), with right sides together. Sew
the 22" side shut, making it into a long tube.
Rotate the tube so the seam is in the center (instead of the edge), and iron it.
Put the bias tape strings inside the tube, wedged in each of the four corners, with the length of the string on the inside. The string should be nestled inside the folded edge of the tube.
Sew one end shut.
Sew part way in from both the left and right sides of the other end, catching the strings, but leaving enough of an opening for you to turn it right-side out again.
Turn the tube right-side-out. Pull each of the four corner strings to pop out the four corners nicely. Iron it again, getting nice crisp edges.
Topstitch both 6" ends.
Sew a strip of velcro at each 6" end, on the seam-side of the fabric.
Optionally, add beads
to your strings. I might go back and do this later
because the beads I had didn't have a large enough hole.
On second thought, I doubt I'll even think of it again.
Tie knots in the end of all four strings.
Your project can be complete at this point...
Or if you're feeling ruffly, you can add some ruffles to the top of one side. For mine, I added three layers of ruffles sewing the bottom layer on first and working my way up. Last I put bias tape at the top....
Just hang it by velcroing it shut, then tying it to your toilet paper hardware.
Tie it loosely enough for it to hang sortof low, so it doesn't interfere with the toilet paper unrolling.
With my spare fabric scrap, I cut out a 5x7 rectangle, ironed it & put it in a spare picture frame to use as a message board. You can write right on the glass with a wet-erase marker like you would a dry-erase board. A message board like this is cute on the counter or wall, and can be used to leave notes for each other or write a bible verse.
Last, if you decided to
do this project yourself, please send me a photo of it
with your name and what state you're from! I've recently
decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.