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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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5 DIY Projects For First-Timers

I truly enjoy the challenge of creating new things for my home. I love the entire project, from idea, to planning, to building, and the finished product. It brings a sense of pride and accomplishment. That is why I am so excited to have Debbie Lewis sharing these 5 DIY projects for first-timers.

 

5 DIY Projects For First-Timers

 

With sites like Pinterest, Etsy, and Youtube, people are finding it easier to master DIY projects instead of buying an item or paying someone else to do it. If you’re new to DIY projects, these projects can ease you in and help you realize how fun and rewarding these projects can be.

Make a Jewelry Hanger

Image via Flickr by Charles & Hudson

If you have a lot of necklaces and bracelets getting tangled in a drawer, consider this simple DIY project to proudly display your jewelry. For the simplest version, buy screw-in wall hooks and a small two-by-four piece of wood. While that would suffice to hang your necklaces, you can inject some creativity by using a piece of drift wood or by painting the two-by-four. Instead of using basic wall hooks, you could also use an eclectic assortment of furniture knobs.

Reupholster your Furniture

If you have dining room chairs, a rocking chair, or — if you’re feeling particularly ambitious — a sofa that needs some TLC, consider reupholstering the furniture yourself. Head to a craft store and pick out the fabric you like. If it’s high-traffic furniture, make sure you buy a sturdy fabric. Using pliers, remove the staples holding the current fabric in place. Cut the fabric so it’s the right size and place it tightly around the frame. Staple the new fabric into place, and voilà, you have up-cycled your chairs.

Chalkboard Wall

A chalkboard is great for your kitchen or a child’s play area, but chalkboard paint gets expensive. Luckily, it’s easy to make your own chalkboard paint with latex paint and non-sanded grout. You may need a little trial and error to find the exact mix, but a good starting point is one part grout to eight parts paint. Just mix the two together, and you have your own chalkboard paint.

Upgrade a Dresser

Dressers are typically pricey, so consider refurbishing one you already own. If you want to start small, replace the hardware on an older dresser for an updated look. If you already own a dresser, sand it down and paint it, stain it, or white-wash it for a modern touch. You can also buy inexpensive dressers that are ready to be painted or stained to your desired color. Find hardware you like, and you have a modern and affordable dresser.

Build a Rolling Bar Cart

This project is manageable even for the novice handyman, but probably shouldn’t be your first DIY project. Once you’ve mastered smaller projects, it’s time to try this rolling bar cart. A rolling bar cart is the perfect accessory for any kitchen, and allows you to free up counter space while adding an attractive piece of furniture. For this project, you’ll need lumber, wheels, washers, screws, nails, and paint. You could also stain the wood. While this project certainly takes some time, the finished project is well worth it.

Start with small DIY projects. Once you’ve mastered them, you will feel more confidant to tackle bigger projects. Just be careful, because DIY projects get addicting, and soon you will have your whole home remodeled.

 

 

 

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