Several weeks ago, I went on an out-of -state visit with a friend and we stopped at a hotel along the way for some much needed rest. While there, in the bathroom of our room, I was inspired for this project when I paid attention to how the towels were fan folded and then focused on the fancy combination holder for the coffee/tea; I guess inspiration can come from anywhere...lol! Anyway, I combined the idea of the folded towels and the beverage holder, and here's what I came up with:
It's a toiletry holder (but it can also be substituted for a stationary holder and the back can hold pens/pencils)!!! For mine here, I've added a bar of soap, a towel, and -- in the back -- a small bottle of bubble bath. Here's a picture of the back:
Supplies needed to make this project::
- 1 - 8" x 6" sheet of same or coordinating cardstock
- 1 - 6" x 5" piece of chipboard (with enough coordinating paper to cover the roll)
- 1 - toilet tissue roll cut down to 3"
- 1 - 6" x 4.50" piece of heavy chipboard (with enough matching paper to cover your chipboard)
- Strong adhesive of your choice (I used Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate")
With the first fold being a valley fold, start mountain and valley folding up to and including the 6.75" scoreline (do not fold the 8" scoreline yet). Once all the folds are done, run glue along the bottom of the first bottom valley fold:
With a finger in the middle of the folds only, fold and bring the inside ends together (see picture below); then glue to create a seamed fan-fold:
When the ends have been glued together, the seamed fold will protrude on the inside so, in order for your soap to fit easily into it's holder, cut away as much access paper as possible:
Now, add glue to bottom of the 6" scoreline area and glue this down to base of the cardstock aligned with the 6.75" scoreline:
Next fold the fan-fold up into an upright position and fold the 8" score line towards you (valley fold) to form the soap holder. It should look like this:
For the towel holder the 8"x6" cardstock is scored only once at 5", with the 8" side across the top of the scoreboard. Fold at the 5" scoreline and set this aside for now also.
Finally, cover the remaining 6" x 4.50" piece of chipboard (this will be the base for the entire holder) and the tissue roll with coordinating cardstock. Glue the covered chipboard to the bottom of the holders aligning the front ends. The remaining inches will extend from the back of the holder (see picture below). This base will provide additional stability and security to your holder. Now take your tissue roll and glue this to the back wall of your towel holder and to the bottom of the covered chipboard base: