Okay folks. Today's DIY project is going to rock your funky socks off! That is…if your socks are funky (mine are currently bright orange).
And like all crafts that I attempt, this one can be accomplished by one and all; yes…even the craft-impaired.
So without further ado, let me introduce you to the hot pad:
Hi. I'm a hot pad. I typically hang out amidst crumbs in a forgotten cupboard near your oven. I'm typically covered in food and occasional burn marks. But today I want to be more. Today I want to prove myself.
Are you ready?
DIY Flat Iron Cover using a simple hot pad
VOILA! I am now a Flat iron Cover! Or flat-iron holder, or flat iron pouch…Whatever you want to call me! I'm new and I'm awesome, and I only cost $1, compared to my expensive counterpart which cost $15 and up!
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Can I graduate from the crummy drawer now and move to the bathroom?
A few tips:
I originally went a little overboard with this little project. My first idea was to sew a seam on the outside and then flip it inside out.
This is dumb. You don't need to complicate your life so much. The stupid thing was so impossible to turn inside-out (really tight), and 30 minutes later I was still poking and prodding and well, long story short..I went back and bought a new one.
UPDATE: Okay. I just decided that I need to show you how sucky the first one turned out. Why? Because sometimes the blogging world makes everything to seem all hunky-dory and beautiful, when in actuality…even us bloggers have failed DIY attempts, orphan-looking children, and messy houses.
Here's the first one:
Yeah…not the best turn-out. It looks like…a banana. And the seams were ripped by the time I finally got it turned inside-out.
Here's the second attempt (which by the way, took me less than 10 minutes):
Lesson learned. For the love, when life is simple, KEEP IT SIMPLE. Fold the darn thing in half and sew a quick seam. BUT…if you want to get fancy…you can buy one of those hot pads with the pockets and use the pocket to store the flat iron cord. You can also buy the longer hot pads if you want it to cover your whole flat iron. That was my original desire, but I wanted mine to cost a dollar and the dollar store didn't have long ones. correction, they didn't have long ones that didn't have roosters on them.
And keep an open mind! If you don't have a flat iron, this is your new curling iron cover!
P.S. I proudly showed my creation to my husband, to which he responded “Why does your flat iron need a cover?‘
My response, “remember just a couple of weeks ago when we couldn't check out of our hotel because my flat iron hadn't cooled enough to throw in my bag?”
He likes it now. 🙂