Football Decor – DIY Goal Post Toilet Paper Holder For The Big Game

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Give your bathroom a mini-update with football decor for the big game. Make a DIY Football Goal Post Toilet Paper Holder that scores!

 

Score With Football Decor For The Mega Game!

DIY Football Goal Post Toilet Paper Holder

 

When planning for the big game, you need to put a few plays into motion.  Of course, you have to clean the house and have plenty of seating and space for viewing. Maybe you even have a few party games going to excite the fans. But part of the mega fun of game day is having festive decor to boost the party atmosphere. It is a no-brainer to decorate the main entertaining areas of your home, so today, I am sharing an idea for that little room everybody needs and nobody wants to discuss. I am solving a problem every hostess worries about.

As a hostess, you strive to meet all of your guests’ wants and needs and make them as comfortable as possible so they can enjoy the party. You worry about the little things… you know, like having a guest run out of toilet paper and searching through your cabinets and drawers for more. YIKES! Right? Nobody wants to be in that situation.

Block That Punt!

Block the punt with two easy mega plays that will gain you a first down in guest comfort.

  • First, stock up on Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls.

Mega Rolls go the distance in keeping the rush to flush covered. These fuller rolls mean you have to change them less often. More yardage than other rolls and guaranteed to fit your standard holder — that scores an extra point!

  • Second, make your own Football Goal Post Toilet Paper Holder.

This football decor for your bathroom is both festive and functional. Parties for the mega football game can go on for hours on end, and let’s face it, the more guests the better. So, even with the large mega rolls, you don’t want to have a bath tissue fumble. Your guests will not have to search for a new roll, they will be in plain view — 2 point conversion!

So, huddle-up and I’ll give you the play-by-play.

DIY Football Goal Post Toilet Paper Holder

Materials:

  • 1/2 Inch Schedule-40 PVC Pipe
    • 2 x 5-1/2 inches
    • 1 x 18 inches (I cut mine at 15 inches because I had extra height with a coupler).
    • 2 x 8-1/2 inches
    • 2 pieces of custom length to use as feet and will fit inside your base
  • 1/2 Inch Schedule-40 PVC Fittings
    • 1 Tee (slip fitting, no threads)
    • 2 Elbows (slip fitting, no threads)
    • 1 Side Outlet 90-Degree Elbow (slip fitting, no threads) **NOTE – if you can only get a Side Outlet Elbow that has two slips and one threaded, you will need to get a 1/2 inch coupler to convert the threaded port to slip. That is what I had to use.
    • 2 Caps
    • Football Turf
    • Basket (a crate will work, whatever you have)
    • Yellow Spray Paint
    • Scuff Pad
    • Alcohol
    • Old Newspaper
    • Other Football Themed Items
    • Sandpaper (optional)
    • Primer (optional)

 

 

Tools:

  • Plastic Pipe Cutters
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil

 

 

How To:

  1. Plan your project. The measurements above are what I used for mine, but depending on your base and space you may want yours smaller or larger. Test it out, and create a plan.
  1. Remove any stickers from pipes or fittings.
  1. Measure your PVC Pipe and mark where to cut with a pencil.
  1. Cut the pipe using your cutters (a hacksaw will work too).
  1. Once all lengths are cut, you can start assembling the goal post.
    • Slide the two 5-1/2″ pipe pieces into the horizontal ends of the Tee with the perpendicular open end facing down.
    • Add the Elbows to each end, with the open ends facing upward.
    • Slip the 8-1/2″ pipe pieces into the upright ends of the Elbows.
    • Place a Cap on the end of each upright.
    • Attach the long 18″ pipe length into the downward opening of the Tee.
    • Slide the Side Outlet Elbow onto the bottom of the long pipe. (If you need to attach a Coupler to the threaded port of the Side Outlet Elbow. Attach the Coupler to the pipe).
    • Place your additional varied size pipe pieces to the final two opening of the Side Outlet Elbow. These will be your feet to make the goal post stand and do not need to be perfect as nobody will see them.
  1. Scuff the pipes and fittings so the paint will adhere.
  1. PVC Pipe and Fittings are stamped. You will want to turn all the pieces so the stamping is placed at the back of the goal post. The feet should be positioned coming out the front of the goal post.
  1. Squeeze the pipes and fittings together so they are tight.
  1. Gently wipe the pipes and fitting with alcohol to remove any oils from your fingertips. This will help the paint adhere better.
  2. Spray paint the goal post (check the tip below). Let it dry thoroughly.

 

 

Call the Blitz Play

TIP for Spray Painting:

Sack that blushing quarterback before he gets started.

Always apply spray paint in short bursts. Do a light coat just to fog the surface. Let that stand for a few seconds to get tacky then apply more, again in short burst of paint. Never hold the nozzle down for a steady spray, as that leads to blushing (a milky or hazy appearance and low gloss when dried).

 

 

Assemble the Goal Post Toilet Paper Holder Football  Decor:

  1. Place the constructed and painted goal post inside your base of choice (I used a basket that fit on top of the toilet tank).
  2. Stuff the basket with old newspaper to fill the space.
  3. Tuck the Football Turf over the newspaper and inside the basket sides. (I used football turf drink holders, and ripped the seem so they would lay flat).
  4. Decorate with other Football Decor. (I drew a football play on a small sandwich board style chalkboard, added a couple of penalty flags, and a cutout football).
  5. Add a Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Mega Roll to each upright.

And there you have it. Your bathroom has a mini update with football decor providing mega impact, and you and your guests are all set for the kickoff.

 

 

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Make A DIY Custom Wire Basket

Learn how to make your own wire basket from regular contributor, Michelle James.

 

DIY Custom Wire Basket

Have you ever been searching and searching for a basket to fit a particular space in your home, or organizing and you just cannot find the right size?  It happens to me all of the time.  So, I decided to learn how to make my own custom wire baskets.

DIY Custom Wire Basket:

If you would like to make your own wire baskets, here is what you will need.

Supplies needed:

  • Hardware Cloth – you could use chicken wire too
  • Tin Snips
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Gloves
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Straight Edge – I used a piece of wood

 

First, decide the length and the width of your basket.  Mine needed to be 17 inches X 15 inches.  Then, decide how tall it will be.  I could only go 3.5 inches because the hardware cloth we purchased (for a different project) was only 24 inches wide.  The 17 inches plus 7 inches equals the 24 inches.  So, that was how tall I would make it.

Use the tin snips, and cut out a piece that is big enough for the sides and the bottom of the basket.  My piece was 24 x 22 inches.  This was the 17 x 15 bottom and the 3.5 inches on each side.  (total of 7 inches for the sides)

I know…I don’t like math either but this is how we use it in real life.  Good thing it isn’t any harder than that.

Then, you need to cut out the corners of this piece to form the sides that will be bent up to a vertical position.

Start by using a sharpie and marking the corner point.  My sides will be 3.5 inches; so, I measured 3.5 inches from the sides to find the corner point.

It is important to cut one side of each corner close to the cross wire and the other side away from the cross wire, so the little wires are hanging out.  You will be using these little wires to wrap and attach the side corners together.

Bend up the sides using a straight edge of some sort to help keep it folding in a straight line.

Now, get the needle nose pliers to wrap the small wires onto the cross wire of the opposite side.  You will end up with this.

Nice, right?

Mind ended up with a twist in it.

I tried and tried to get it to straighten out.  I think a lot had to do with the size of the basket.  A smaller one may not be so bad.  I was able to fix it most of the way, but I knew it would be holding either fabric scraps or magazines. So, I knew it would not show when it was on the shelf.  And, it doesn’t.  Here is the final result in the organizer cabinet I made from the old 70’s cassette, cd and vhs holders.  I love these and look for them now.

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try to make your own wire baskets.  They are pretty easy, but be sure to wear your gloves.

I may still make a liner for this basket.  I think it would look really nice.

 

Have a great day,

~Michelle

 

 

 

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Guest Room Essentials

I am delighted to introduce the second of Life With Lorelai’s Regular Contributors, Michelle James, with Guest Room Essentials. You may remember Michelle from her time as a co-host at the Home Matters Linky Party. See her brief bio at the end of the post.

Michelle is sharing a way to make your Guest Room more welcoming.

Guest Room Essentials

I am so excited to be a new contributor on Life with Lorelai, and I could not wait to get started. I have been working hard to create a guest-worthy room for people who stay at my house. We don’t get many guests, but when we do, I want them to feel welcome. So, I created some guest room essentials and put them together into a fun, sectioned, wire-mesh “basket.”

I have made-over this room along with most of the furniture, and it has been a real labor of love. The paint on the walls was done when my oldest son was in Jr. High School, and I just couldn’t bear to change it. So, I designed the room with the walls in mind.

I have added the dresser, the vanity mirror, and the bedside tables, plus more. And, it has been a blast.

Now, I am down to some finishing touches. I wanted to add a small welcome basket of some sort; so, I came up with this guest room Essentials “basket.”

I found the black basket at a garage sale for 25¢, and I knew this is how it would be used. I wanted to label the sections, and I had the bookplate pulls already. I decided to use brads to attach them to the basket, and it worked great.

I placed the brad through the hole in the bookplate and into the side of the basket; then, bent them to the side. Here is a view of the back of the bookplate.

Now, I needed labels to insert into the bookplates. I love labels don’t you? The label is small, and I had to keep my letters in a 2-inch by 1-inch space. I printed these categories: Essentials, Clean, and Snack.

In the Essentials section, I added toothbrushes, a small tube of toothpaste, floss, some hand lotion, and a razor. I still want to add the travel size shampoo and conditioner.

The Clean section includes four washcloths, and the Snack section will vary a lot so the food isn’t stale. My youngest son is coming home this weekend; so, I added some cheesy snack crackers and a small bag of mini cookies. I think he will like my choices.

What do you think? Do you have a basket of goodies in your guest room? If so, what does it contain? I love to get great ideas from others.

 

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