8 Adorable DIY Towel Holders to Spruce Up Your Bath

Interior designers often say that hardware is the jewelry of the bathroom. However, that doesn't mean that every single fixture has to cost a fortune. I say invest in the best faucets and showerheads you can afford, and have fun with the rest. None of the towel hooks you see here cost more than a few dollars, but for the eight talented bloggers who created them, the results are priceless. Read on for their inspiring stories: 

  • 01 of 08

    Elegant silver and gold

    Photo © Rain on a Tin Roof

    Design blogger Jenna had her eye on a similar deer head hook at an upscale boutique when she spied this one on sale at a discount home store. She attached her prize to an inexpensive wooden plaque that she spray painted gold. The whole project cost about five dollars, but I think it's worth its weight in gold (and silver). Jenna offers complete instructions here.



  • 02 of 08

    Floor-to-ceiling hanging wall

    Photo © Funky Junk

    Canadian blogger Donna says that "curbside diving and thrifting are my shopping mall." So when her small master bathroom was in need of extra towel storage, she found the solution in her pile of salvaged treasures. In a single afternoon, Donna created this stunning (and inexpensive) board-and batten wall treatment, which includes plenty of hooks hung on angled cross boards—including a few at just the right height for her young son. You'll find tips on how she did it here.

  • 03 of 08

    Croquet mallets

    Photo © Thistlewood Farms

    KariAnne writes about life in an old country house on her blog, Thistlewood Farms. She's also a genius at giving old objects new life. I love the quaint look of these towel hooks, which were repurposed from a croquet set that KariAnne picked up at a yard sale. She paired them with old locker baskets and a display of old trophies, lobster buoys and vintage signs for a charming, one-of-a-kind look. See how she did it here.

  • 04 of 08

    Recycled shipping pallet

    Photo © Miss Information

    Kelley Wilson's Miss Information blog is filled with "a little bit of paint, a little bit of food and a whole lotta wine." Okay, maybe she doesn't share the wine, but she does give us the scoop on how she put together this industrial-style towel rack and storage baskets for her kids' bathroom.  

    Says Kelley: "Now if the towels will just land on these hooks instead of the bedroom and bathroom floor, all will be well in my land." 

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  • 05 of 08

    Twin bedframe

    Photo © Life at the Cottage

    In order to find a sturdy solution for hanging wet, heavy beach towels, this blogger used the footboard from an inexpensive twin bed she found at a thrift store. See how she did it here.

  • 06 of 08

    Vintage chafing dishes

    Photo © My 1929 Charmer

    Retired chef, wife and grandmother Cathy writes about cozy cottage living on her blog, My 1929 Charmer. It's likely that her love of fine cooking led her to create these truly unique towel holders made from vintage chafing dish lids—the more tarnished, the better. Read more about her project here.

  • 07 of 08

    Garden hose holder

    Photo © Victoria via Hometalk.com

    Victoria from Lockhart, TX found this Victorian-style garden hose keeper at a resale store. She repainted it and installed it in her small bathroom to hold washcloths and guest towels. Says Victoria: "Works perfectly and cost me $5.00." Here's how she put it together. 

  • 08 of 08

    Wire hanger genius


     Ashley, Luke and their son, Greyson, are the adorable family behind the blog Bigger Than the Three of Us. They used their mad DIY skills and a wire hanger—to create this octagonal towel holder, based on one they saw at Urban Outfitters.