How to make an easy hand towel holder for your bathroom. This hanger allows you to add a towel for each day of the week!
I get really tired of the kids dropping towels off the towel bar. So tired. I did this quick hack a while ago to add a snap to towels so they wouldn’t fall off- it worked, but I didn’t add snaps to all of my towels and it was just a hassle. I honestly just hated the ring towel hanger that we had hanging in the 1/2 bathroom. I decided to quickly whip up this hand towel holder with towels for each day of the week.
Maybe this helps my littlest learn the days of the week. Either way, it will help me keep in mind when towels need to go in the wet bag for washing. I swear I’m the only one who remembers to wash dirty hand towels and it is maddening to see them covered in dirt. We have a small farm so there’s ALWAYS DIRT.
My plan is to have one child grab the daily towel each night, wipe down the counter with the towel, then put it in the wet bag to be washed. Hopefully this keeps our space cleaner. I can dream?
How to Make a Hand Towel Holder
- (7) White Ceiling Hooks
- 1×3 Scrap Wood, 19.5″ or thereabouts
- Cricut Maker 3: https://cricut.pxf.io/GjNaNm
- Smart Iron On: https://cricut.pxf.io/JrN5ke
- Cricut Heat Press or EasyPress: https://cricut.pxf.io/a1XyXR
- (7) hand towels with loops for the hooks
Step by Step Directions
Step 1: Cut a piece of scrap wood to the length you desired. Mine is a 19.5″ piece of 1×3 that I had laying around.
Step 2: Paint your piece of wood.
Step 3: Add hangers to the back of your wood. I used (2) Command Strips because they’re easy to hang and removable.
Step 4: Add your first ceiling hook 1.75″ from the left side. Add your last ceiling hook 1.75″ from the right side. Measure the space between the two hooks, then mark out where the remaining 5 hooks will go. You need to take the distance between the 1st and 7th hook, then divide that by 6 to get the spacing between the hooks. Each hook screws into the wood easily.
Step 5: Add Command Hooks to the back. This is the easiest way to hang this honestly, and the bigger ones should hold the weight fine (at least for the linen towels I’m using).
Step 6: Make your towels and add HTV to each with the day of the week they should be used on.
- Read how to make towels. I made the hand towels 12″ long and made 7 of them, one for each day of the week. I also added a loop to use to hang each from a hook.
- Read about how to apply heat transfer vinyl.
The kids were given the chore of wiping down the countertop in the bathroom each night on their chore chart. Each child gets two nights a week where they need to take the hand towel from that day, wipe down the sink, then put the towel in the wet bag. We launder the items in the wet bag each week and replace them on the hooks. It’s working pretty well!
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