It’s A Cover Upper!
Wondering what I am talking about? The title is exactly what my boyfriends daughter called the project that I made her for her hair straightener!
Being a typical 14 year old she has her make up, smell goods and hair stuff to tote back and forth when she visits us. I saw this project on Pinterest and I knew that it was exactly what she needed! I had seen her wrap the cord around her hair straighter many times after it had cooled. We have had to wait on the straighter to cool to leave before, the light bulb went off over my head because there had to be an easier way.
This is an EASY project that only cost a little over a DOLLAR and made my girl smile a mile wide so it was priceless to me! All you need is a pot holder in the color or pattern that you/the recipient likes. Ok I have to say that this was the most difficult part since I could not find a pink pot holder with Fall here, maybe if I would have made this in spring or summer I could have found it easily. I used pink thread and this was all it took to make her squeal in delight! That is ALL the supplies you need, now that was easy right?!
I folded the holder in half and started at the bottom inside between the folds with stitching. I made sure that I went up, over and around the stitching in the potholder edges so that the cover upper would not ravel on her. Granted my hand stitching is not the best ( I know, it sucks actually!) but sister did not mind one bit and that was all that mattered!
Once I was finished stiching all the way around the corner and up the side leaving the top open so the straightener could be easily placed in the cover upper. I then placed the cord through the ring on the pot holder so that she never had to worry about losing it, when the straightener was in use the cover upper slid down the cord safely out of the way. She then wrapped her cord and placed the straightener in its new case and we could go on with our day without worrying about leaving the straightener when it was too hot. The response from the typical 14 year old was “this is AWESOME!” Teenagers, what can I say?!