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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Looks for your lids

Christmas is fast approaching but there’s still plenty of time to get crafty with the decorations!  

The halls may get decked with boughs of holly, and the living room play host to a festive fairy. But sadly the toilet is often the poor relation in the festoonery stakes.

And what could be more welcoming in the smallest room in the house than a seasonal loo seat cover? A cosy Santa could greet you and your guests on every visit.

Of course you could spend a penny or two and buy one; there’s plenty of choice out there.

Santa Toilet Seat cover and rug set: you can buy it here: 

For instructions on how to make this festive loo lid, see www.tackyliving.com/article.php?id=39

But it really couldn’t be easier to make one yourself. All you need are some scraps of fabric in festive colours and a bit of inspiration, which is easily found by searching for ‘Christmas toilet seat cover’ in your browser. Or just look around at Christmas cards, shopping catalogues and seasonal wrapping paper for simple 2D image ideas. If Santa’s face doesn’t do it for you, how about a snowman, reindeer, Christmas tree or the words ‘Ho Ho Ho’?

Use the toilet lid as your template to cut out the backing fabric, and then stitch or glue the features onto it. You could even add a bit of tinsel to make things go with a real sparkle.  The fabric cover can be attached to the loo lid with some elastic, or you could fashion a tuck-in pocket, like the ones on pillow cases. 

For full sewing instructions, click here

If you really get in the mood, you could incorporate the cistern lid and floor mat into your scheme.

And if sewing isn’t your thing but you’re handy with a bit of crafty painting, consider getting a cheap loo seat and customising it to use over the winterval period. Instructions can be found here

Merry making to one and all!