Towels on the floor. Too many towels for one rack. The kids are too big now to share a single towel.
The frustration that welled up inside of me knew that I needed to come up with a simple solution. One that wouldn’t break the bank. You see I tend to feel all mixed up inside when things aren’t in their place when disorganization reigns. I can’t live in a state of constant frustration and chaos.
Now that my kids are all older and taller, they need their own towel. Now that we live in a smaller house with only one spot to hang a towel, I needed to find a creative way to hang three towels. Enter Amazon and Pinterest.
I look at a couple ideas on Pinterest like this and this to get my creative juices flowing. I knew I wanted each one of my kids to have their own personalized towel rack but I had limited space and resources to work with. Here’s what I came up with!
DIY Personalized Kid’s Towel Hook
Acrylic Paint of choice
Foam Paintbrushes (like these – you can find them cheaper at a craft store or even Lowes)
Newspaper (for painting!)
I found extremely cheap wooden letters options on Amazon. Each one not costing more than $10! The V was only $2, the J was less than $5 and the Z was $9 (tip: we bought a thicker one by accident so watch the thickness level and that will determine how expensive it will be!)
I painted each one with 2-5 coats of acrylic paint. I linked to a set on Amazon but you can buy cheap individual colors for $1 at Target, Walmart or even Joann’s.
Our children have had color coded cups, bowls, plates and silverware since birth due to food allergies and sensitivities. I wanted to train them to not eat or drink from their sibling’s stuff because it could end up badly for them. This unintentionally resulted in most things becoming color coded and their assigned color is now their favorite color. It could be worse, ha!
The thicker wood needed many coats, I used the whole bottle. Try to avoid the thicker letters, we learned that the hard way.
To then make the letters even more personalized I took them to Joann Fabrics and let them choose a .75c prepainted wooden decal. Can I just say that both of my boys picked things – giraffe and airplane – that I wouldn’t have ever have expected them to pick? But they love them and they are their own!
I simply hot glued them on.
Then my husband drilled in the hooks and then secured them to the wall! The inexpensive hooks come with screws, making it even easier to get up on the wall. No extra trip to Lowes for the right size screws.
They are been working out so great!! We hung them at a height that each child could independently hang up their towel after each use.
No more towels on the floor. No more overcrowded towel rack. No more towel sharing. I kissed my frustration goodbye and welcomed another stage of independence in my children’s lives. If you need a cheap, frugal yet fun and personalized towel organization then I highly recommend you go this route as well.
Your turn! How do you organize all of the towels in your home? Do your children have their own space to hang up their own towel? Let’s chat in the comments below!
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