Make a wooden-ring towel holder to maximize bathroom storage
We’re so hung up on this DIY wooden-ring towel holder—which maximizes storage without limiting style—that we’re certain you’ll want to commit to one, too.
• SCISSORS • 1½-inch wide RIBBON • ¾-inch fabric FUSE TAPE • IRON • Four 3-inch diameter wooden RINGS • Round PUNCH • HAMMER • 3 double-cap RIVETS • ANVIL • RIVET SETTER
Cut the ribbon into lengths of 16, 20 and 24 inches. Cut the fuse tape to the same lengths.
Fold in both ends of each ribbon ½ inch; iron.
Fold one ribbon in half along its length (the ribbon will be ¾ inch wide); iron. Open up the ribbon; place the corresponding length of fuse tape inside. Fold the ribbon back in half; iron until the sides are fused. Repeat with the remaining lengths of ribbon.
Designate one ring as the top hanger. Feed one ribbon through the top hanger; add a second ring (to create its bottom hanger).
Overlap the ends of the ribbon by about ½ inch. (Make sure the ribbon isn’t twisted.) Set the punch over the overlapped ends; hammer to create a hole.
Feed a rivet with the pin through the back of the hole; cap it with the plain end. Set the rivet on the anvil. Place the rivet setter over the rivet; hammer a few times to secure. Repeat with the remaining ribbons and rings.
When selecting the ribbon, bear in mind that it will be folded lengthwise, so ensure that the pattern still looks attractive when halved. One like this, with two stripes, works well.