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Folded Schooner Tub Stopper

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Tub and sink stoppers can be pretty standard, but with a few items and a little work, bath time can be loads more fun!
 
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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

  • 7" x 9" piece of vinyl cloth or something similar - you'll want something fairly heavy and waterproof (fabric made from fused plastic bags or duct tape would likely work well if you didn't want to purchase other fabric)
  • A small grommet and a grommet tool
  • A tub or sink stopper
  • A length of thin chain approximately as deep as your tub to the point at which you'd fill it for a bath - 10" or so should be more than enough
  • A sewing machine (you could sew it by hand, but a sewing machine speeds up the process and ensures a strong stitch)
  • Pliers (optional but suggested - I used needle nosed)
  • Hole punch or leather punch (optional but suggested - I used a leather punch that came with my grommet tool)
  • 2 pennies (or other small thin weights) and waterproof glue (optional - I didn't use weights but you could to ensure that the bottom of the boat stays down in the water)
mischka2 years ago
Great Idea. I love it!
shesparticular (author)  mischka2 years ago
Thanks! Make sure to also check out the Duct Duck :)
lpobiak2 years ago
oh, how neat! and I love the idea for the duck! :-) you always have such fun instructables!!
shesparticular (author)  lpobiak2 years ago
Here's the Duct Duck :)
shesparticular (author)  lpobiak2 years ago
Thanks so much! Hopefully it will go well and I'll have it posted ASAP :)
lieva2 years ago
make a duck next :)
shesparticular (author)  lieva2 years ago
Without further ado - I'm pleased to present the Duct Duck :)
shesparticular (author)  lieva2 years ago
You read my mind! A duck is in the works and if everything goes alright should be posted in a couple days :)
plugable2 years ago
I saw the same idea at MoMA NY the last winter. Cool, anyway.
shesparticular (author)  plugable2 years ago
So cute! I wish I had a way to print on the vinyl!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
What a clever and fun idea!
shesparticular (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Thanks so much!