I really hope people realize how tongue-in-cheek I am when I refer to my “genius” ideas. It’s a total joke, as I am very easily impressed, especially with myself. Honestly, I go around saying “I’m a genius!” so much that my children say it all the time now, too. Which makes the whole thing all the funnier to me. So with that little preface out of the way, here is the next evidence of my complete genius:
THE CLOSET HOLSTER
Is your hall closet roughly the size of a crack in the wall?
yes, that is Tampax proudly displayed in my embarrassingly crazy closet. I’m a girl. Deal.
Do you need a better way to store your cleaning supplies?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, then have I got the project for you!
que awesome music and my best (which really stinks) Oprah voice:
**after I made it, I though of some improvements I could have done. But it works, and I don’t really *need* the improvements, but I’ll note them as we go through how to make your own CLOSET HOLSTER!!**
-1/4 yard of fabric
-Elastic, **BUT afterwards realized I could have just made a bunch of loops with the fabric and sewn those on. It would have been cheaper. You choose which you want to do.**
-Two self-adhesive wall hooks
Cut a 2 long strips of fabric 3 inches wide (**I did mine about 4 inches and ended up folding it in half again to make it more narrow**) and the length you want. You may have to cut multiple strips and join them if needed. I had a ton of this fabric for reasons unknown (found it at the bottom of a long-forgotten Rubbermaid tote a few months back) and I cut a 5 foot long strip
Right sides together, sew along the long edges of the strips to make a long tube
Turn the tube right side out
Press and top stitch both long sides
At either end, fold about 1/4 inch under, then under again, to close off the raw edge. Then make a loop in the fabric about 2 inches. Pin, sew across the bottom fold through all layers of folded fabric
Now take your elastic **or make small tubes of the fabric, using the above described steps, and use those** and place an end on both the front and back of the long tube. Using a zig-zag stitch sew in place. Reinforce by going over multiple times.
And just keep adding them, alternating right and left side of the long tube, and leaving 7-8 inches below before adding the next. **I would have added more, but I ran out of elastic, and I didn’t really need any more than this anyway.**
Hang the first hook up high on the door, or wherever you want it
Hang the top loop of the holster on that hook
and pull it taught, mark where you want the bottom hook. Adhere it to the door. Loop the bottom of the holster on.
Hang anything with a trigger on the loops and yer done!
I know, so amazingly genius it’s scary.