"You have to be able to judge a cow thru the mud...." David E. McPhearson
Saturday, January 9, 2016
The day before my daughter was to go back to college, she announces that she wants me to make her a bracelet holder......I am like, are you kidding me. My mind is racing! How do I do that! She says take a paper towel tube, cover it, put it on a base, simple. And, I am thinking no, that will not work. What do you do, when your not sure, GO to Pinterest! So, I headed on over and found some examples and it was really simple to do. And, she was right.
Here it is!
Base -found at Walmart 95 cents
Dowel- Walmart 95 cents
Paper Towel tube
Magazine to roll up to put in tube
Paint/Stain to paint base and dowel
Drill - to drill hole in base for dowel
Saw - to cut dowel
Exacto knife to cut hole in tube
Hot Glue gun
Cut dowel the length desired, I cut mine 7 inches. Drill hole in base big enough for dowel, but not to big. It needs to be snug. Glue with wood glue. Let dry! After it dries, then stain or paint.
Prepare paper towel roll, with fabric. I used Hot Glue to glue edges, some use Modge Podge. Roll up magazine and slide inside. I folded my fabric on the ends and glued. Some fold it inside and someone else cute a circle and glued on. I had some wide sheer ribbon, that I used to cover the fabric and tied it off on each end.
OK, now for the hard Part....REALLY. Mark center on fabric roll (at the seam, seam will be down) and use knife to make a hole for dowel to slide inside.....I know you are thinking no big deal! But, remember that magazine is in there. I wanted my dowel to go in at least half way, so it would be secure. When you get hole dug out, put hot glue in the hole, and place dowel