It’s finally holiday time and that means one thing: Christmas tree and decorations. I feel like there’s always one major debate each year:
To tree or not to tree, that is the question.
Are you a before December or after December decorator?
Whichever you are, it’s OFFICALLY time to decorate!
Last year this time Tater tot was inside my belly (sheds a mama tear!) and unaware of all the excitement of the holidays. But this holiday, he is partaking in all of the fun like assisting in hanging up the tree, looking at holiday lights, and my favorite: in home holiday decor.
I’ve always been one of those people that loves to decorate the entire house for each holiday, and yes that includes small ones like St Patty’s and Valentine’s day. Since getting into my own home I love to take it a step further and add unique touches. So getting in touch with my handy side, DIY has taken a grab at my heart and I’ve been trying to find more ways to incorporate it in the holiday decor. Once I found this amazingly cute toilet roll holder I knew I had to recreate it using my favorite brand of Scott® Comfort Plus™ tissue.
Growing up we have always used Scott Extra Soft but Comfort Plus is the new and improved version of this! One of the reasons this brand is my favorite is because compared to it’s competitor Angel soft (vs. Angel Soft® Double Roll) Scott ComfortPlus is 5 in 1- soft, strong, thick, absorbent, and clog-free!
I ran out to some local stores and grabbed some tools needed for this project. As stated before, I had to get my toilet tissue to seal the deal. I know all about Scott Comfort Plus’s #Unbeatablecomfort and just had to add it to the list! Currently there’s even a circular offer for Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper 12 CT Big Roll at $4.00 at Family Dollar (Regular retail price is $5) from 12/4 – 12/10.
After grabbing my toilet tissue and the rest of my supplies it was time to get started.
– Wood slabs (sized to your preference)
– Paint Brush
– Wood glue
– Scott Toilet Tissue (p.s did you know the new Comfort Plus is the only bath tissue designed to care for you with everyday comfort?! Plus with it’s thick and plush sheets for a trusted, comforting clean I knew this had to be the tissue on hand to try out my first DIY project with)
– Holiday scented candle
First it is important to have a finished product idea either in your head or on paper to reference along the way to be sure you’re always on task. Secondly I like to lay out my tools to have a clear view of everything I have versus everything I might need. Then it’s time to get messy.
Painting your wood slabs first makes it easier to avoid blank spaces or paint mixing later on. Deciding on a color scheme was simple for me since it was the holidays and red is one of my favorite colors for the holiday season.
After painting I allowed a few hours for the paint to dry then begin piecing things together. Being that this was my first time sizing my wood pieces it a bit difficult as I was unsure the way the rolls would fit in the sleeve. However with Scott and their 3x stronger sheets that are still built for unbeatable comfort, it was easy to trust the sturdiness of the roll.
Using the wood glue, I fixed my top circle cut wood piece to the longer shaped piece and allowed 5 minutes for it to dry.
Then came the fun part: decorating! Grabbing pieces I had around the house, I spruced up the holder and made it a staple piece for my bathroom for years to come.
Are you interested in learning other ways to use Scott toilet paper to #keepliferolling? Check out the hashtag on Instagram and find all the ways Scott is being tested for strength but keeping its design for comfort. Also stop by your local Family Dollar and be sure to pick up the new Scott Comfort Plus toilet paper on sale now, I promise you you’re bum will thank you later!