A towel rack is an essential piece of bathroom furniture, but it doesn’t have to be boring.
You can easily make a statement with a DIY towel rack. There are many ways to DIY your own towel rack that will add some personality to your bathroom and keep your towels clean and tidy. So, you can find one that perfectly suits your style. Whether you’re looking for a simple and minimalist design or something more decorative, there’s sure to be a DIY towel rack that’s perfect for you.
Not sure where to start? This blog post has compiled a list of our favorite DIY towel racks below. Each one has step-by-step instructions, so you can easily recreate it in your own home. Trust us, your bathroom will thank you. So get inspired and start building!
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1. Make Use Of The Wooden Ladders
This project is easy to do and only requires a few supplies. First, sand down the ladder to remove any rough edges. Next, apply a coat of paint or stain to give it a new look. Once the paint is dry, attach hooks to the rungs of the ladder. You can position the hooks however you like, but we recommend spacing them out evenly. Finally, stand the ladder up against a wall in your bathroom and hang your bathroom towels.
2. Infuse The Natural Atmosphere
Turning a tree branch into a towel rack is a great way to add a rustic touch to your bathroom. It’s a unique way to add some nature-inspired style to your bathroom, and it’s actually pretty easy to do. Start by finding a branch that is the right size and shape for your space. If necessary, you can trim it to fit. Then, use some sandpaper to smooth down any rough edges. Once the branch is ready, simply screw it into the wall at the desired height. Add some hooks or hangers, and you’re all set.
3. Towel Rack Made From A Hanger And Shower Curtain Rings
You can easily make your own towel organize with things you probably already have around the house. All you need is natural rope and some hooks. Just attach the hooks to the wall, then tie knot the rope to the hooks. Ensure it’s perfectly attached. You can attach this DIY towel rack over the door, on a wall, or even in the bathroom cabinet. It’s perfect for limited spaces and makes a great backup towel rack when guests come over. Plus, it’s much cheaper than buying a towel rack from the store.
4. Modern Bathroom With Clothesline And Hooks
A towel rack is a handy item to have in any home, and it can be easily made from a clothesline and some S-hooks. Simply tie the clothesline to two studs in the wall, about 18 inches apart. Then, thread the hooks through the clothesline at regular intervals. You can space them as close or as far apart as you like, depending on the size of your towels. Once all the hooks are in place, hang your towels on them and enjoy your new towel rack! This simple design is an easy way to add some extra storage to your bathroom without taking up a lot of space.
5. DIY Poolside Towel Rack
This easy, breezy outdoor towel rack will keep your favorite summer accessory within arm’s reach, whether you’re working on your tan or taking a dip. And the best part is, it won’t break the bank. All you need is a PVC pipe (1/2 inch diameter), two end caps, a hacksaw, and some super glue. Simply cut the PVC pipe to your desired length-we suggest about 4 feet-and glue on the end caps. Then find a spot near your pool where you can sink the pipe into the ground. In no time at all, you’ll have a convenient place to hang your towels-and you can stay refreshed all summer long.
6. DIY Towel Racks Using PVC Pipes
PVC pipe is a versatile material that can be used to create a variety of household items, including towel racks. This project is a great option for anyone who is looking for a quick and easy way to spruce up their bathroom. The best part about PVC is that it is very inexpensive, so you can make this project without breaking the bank.
To get started, you will need to select the size of the PVC pipe that you would like to use for your towel rack. The most important factor to consider when selecting the size of your pipe is the amount of space that you have available in your bathroom. Once you have selected the size of your pipe, you will need to cut it to length. You can use a hacksaw or PVC cutter for this step. Once your pipe is cut to size, you will need to sand the edges smooth. This step is important because it will help to prevent any sharp edges from injuring you when you are using your towel rack. After the edges of your pipe are sanded smooth, you can start putting your towels on it.
7. Antique Towel Rack
This project is simple and inexpensive, and it can be completed in just a few minutes. Most wine racks are made of metal or wood, both of which are ideal materials for a towel rack. If you’re using a metal wine rack, simply remove the labels from the bottles and use spray paint to give the rack a new coat of paint. For a wood wine rack, sand down the surface and then apply a layer of clear sealant. Once the paint or sealant is dry, you can screw the racks to the wall or attach them with adhesive hooks.
8. Over-The-Door Towel Hook
Fortunately, it’s easy to make your own towel rack using an over-the-door hook. You can usually find these hooks at your local hardware store. Once you have the hook, simply place it over the top of the door and secure it in place. If the hook comes with screws, be sure to use them so that the rack is more securely attached to the door. You may also want to add some decorative touches to the towel rack, such as ribbon or paint.
9. Repurpose Cabinet Door
Repurposing an old cabinet door is a great way to create a unique and functional towel rack. All you need is a few supplies and a bit of DIY know-how. To get started, simply remove the hinges from the cabinet door and sand down any rough edges. Then, use screws or nails to attach brackets to the top and bottom of the door. Next, measure and cut dowels to fit across the width of the door, and drill holes for them in the brackets. Finally, finish the project by screwing in hooks or attaching other hardware for hanging towels.
10. DIY Towel Rack Using An Old Shutter
Have an old shutter lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Upcycle it into a rustic towel rack for your bathroom! This easy project can be completed in just a few hours, and it’s a great way to add some character to your space. Start by measuring the shutter and cutting two pieces of wood to size. Then, use screws or nails to attach the wood to the back of the shutter. Next, add hooks to the front of the shutter.
11. Towel Rack Made from Scrap Wood
It’s a fairly simple project that doesn’t require many tools or materials, which is perfect if you are a beginner and it can add a touch of rustic charm to any bathroom effortlessly. To get started, you’ll need to remove the boards from a pallet. Once you have the boards, cut them to size and sand down any rough edges. Next, apply a coat of paint or stain on your choice. Then, use screws or nails to attach the boards to the wall in the desired pattern. Finally, finish the rack by adding hooks or hangers for towels.
12. DIY Towel Racks Made from Copper Pipes
A copper pipe towel rack is a cool way to add a touch of industrial chic to your bathroom. But what if you don’t have any plumbing skills? No problem! This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful towel rack using only a few inexpensive materials. First, measure the width of your rack you wish and cut two lengths of copper pipe to size. Next, assemble the pieces of the pipes and the joints. You can make use of the top of the rack to put some toiletries.
13. Admirable Towel Rack Made From Old Door Knob
Upcycle an old door knob into a DIY towel rack! This project is easy to do and only requires a few supplies. Plus, it’s a great way to repurpose an old door knob that you might otherwise throw away. Here’s how to do it:
Start by removing the door knob from the door. If it’s difficult to remove, you may need to use a screwdriver or pliers. Next, use sandpaper to rough up the surface of the door knob. This will help the paint or primer adhere better. Once the surface is sanded, apply a coat of paint or primer. Let it dry completely.
Now it’s time to attach the door knob to the wooden board. Find a stud on the wall and mark it with a pencil. Then, using a drill, make a hole in the wooden board at the mark. Insert a screw into the hole and screw it into the stud. Finally, twist the door knob onto the screw until it’s tight.
14. Make Your Coat Rack More Useful
A coat rack typically has multiple simple hooks that are perfect for hanging towels. You can use the top of the coat rack to store extra towels or bathroom essentials. If you have a small bathroom, this is a great way to save space. And if you have a larger bathroom, you can use the coat rack as an additional towel storage option. Best of all, this is a quick and easy DIY project that doesn’t require any special tools or materials.
15. DIY Towel Racks Made From Hooks
One of the easiest way to ensure your towels are clean and tidy in place is to use hooks or hangers. You can either mount the hooks directly to the wall, or you can use a wooden board with multiple hooks. If you’re using hooks, you’ll want to make sure that they’re mounted securely so that they don’t come loose and fall off. To make it more personal, paint the wooden board with the chalk paint, then put your name on it.
16. Basket Towel Rack
This simple project can be completed in just a few hours and is a great way to add some extra storage to your bathroom. First, choose a location for your towel rack. A bathroom wall or door is usually a good spot. Then, use screws or rods to attach the baskets to the wall. Make sure that the hooks are strong enough to support the weight of wet towels.
17. Consider Using Antique Door Knobs
This project is easy and inexpensive, and it will give you a lot more space to hang towels. You can find cabinet knobs and the wooden board at any hardware store or simply upcycle your old stuff, and you can choose whatever style you like best. Just screw the knobs into the wooden board. If you want, you can even paint the wooden board or let it exposes the aged look to match your bathroom decor. This handy towel rack is both functional and stylish, and it’s a great way to use those extra cabinet knobs that you have been meaning to get rid of.
18. Shabby Chic Towel Rack
This DIY towel rack has a shabby chic look that will add a touch of elegance to your bathroom. And the best part is that it’s easy to make. Made from repurposed wooden boards, it’s the perfect addition to any bathroom. Simply screw the boards together in a ladder-like configuration and then attach it to the wall. For a finishing touch, paint the rack in your desired color or finish. This project is perfect for those who are new to woodworking, as it doesn’t require any complicated cuts or assembly.
19. Make The Old Chair More Functional
Using an old chair and some hooks, you can create a beautiful and functional piece that will add a touch of charm to any bathroom. To get started, simply remove the seat from the chair and make use of the back of the chair. Next, hang your towels and then attach it to the wall of your bathroom.
20. DIY Towel Racks Made From Hangers
All you need is a few spare hangers. Simply use pliers to twist the hangers into shape, then screw them into the wall. If you want to get really creative, try painting or staining the hangers to match your bathroom’s decor. Then just add a few hooks to the bottom of the hangers! You’ve got instant storage for all of your towels.
21. Homemade Towel Rack
With a little bit of paint and some hooks, you can create a stunning and functional piece for your bathroom. Start by removing the glass from the window frame. Then, give the frame a good sanding to rough up the surface. Once it’s sanded, apply a coat of paint or stain. When the paint is dry, add the hooks. You can use S-hooks or coat hooks, depending on your preference. Then simply hang your towels from the hooks. This project is easy to customize, so feel free to get creative with it.
22. The Tiered Towel Racks
This model of towel rack is perfect for those who are looking for a quick and easy way to add some extra storage to their bathroom without spending a lot of money. Plus, it’s a great way to repurpose an old piece of furniture. To start, remove the drawer from the dresser and sand it down. Then paint or stain it to match your bathroom décor. Once the paint is dry, use a drill to attach two wooden dowels to the back of the drawer. These will serve as the towel bars. Finally, screw in some small hooks to the bottom of the drawer. These will be used to hold rolled-up towels in place.
23. DIY Towel Rack Using An Old Door And Hooks
With this easy DIY project, you’ll have a unique towel rack that will add character to your bathroom and it didn’t cost you a cent. You can use an old door, hooks, and nails to make this towel rack. The first step is to take the old door and sand it down. If there is any paint or varnish on the door, you will need to remove it.
Once the door is sanded, you can then stain or paint it. After the door is stained or painted, you can then add the hooks. You can either screw the hooks into the door or you can glue them on. Once the hooks are in place, you can then add the towels.
24. Try Using An Old Headboard And Hooks
It can be a smart hack if you are planning to improve your woodworking skills both effortlessly and inexpensively at the same time. First, remove the back panel of the headboard and sand down any rough edges. Next, drill holes for the hooks at the desired height and screw them into place. Finally, reattach the back panel and mount the headboard on the wall.
25. Upcycle The Old And Unused Bookshelf
Without spending much money, you can make your own towel rack that will accommodate and keep the clean towels stay in place properly by upcycling the old bookshelf.
All you need is a bookshelf and some hooks. First, position the hooks on the bookshelf at your desired intervals. Then, use screws or nails to secure the hooks in place. That’s it! Now you have a cute and functional towel rack that didn’t cost you a thing. Plus, you can customize it to match your bathroom’s decor by painting the bookshelf or using decorative hooks.
26. DIY Farmhouse Towel Rack
Have an old bench that’s seen better days? Turn it into a stylish and functional towel rack with a few simple steps. First, remove any peeling paint or varnish. Next, sand down the surface to create a smooth finish. Then, paint or stain the bench in your desired color. You’ve got a trendy new towel rack that’ll add a touch of farmhouse charm to your bathroom. Not to mention, it’s a great way to repurpose an old piece of furniture.
27. Transform Your Tension Rod And Shower Curtain Hooks
It’s not a big deal to make your own towel rack using a tension rod and shower curtain hooks. Simply screw the tension rod into the wall at the desired height, then hang the shower curtain hooks from the rod. Add your towels, and you’re all set! This DIY option is not only affordable, but it’s also easy to customize to fit your specific needs. For example, you can choose a longer or shorter tension rod depending on how much space you have available, and you can use different types of shower curtain hooks to create a unique look.
28. Industrial Towel Rack
Add the industrial style to the bathroom functionally by installing the towel rack made out of the pipe. To get started, you’ll need a few basic supplies: a length of pipe, some floor flanges, a towel bar, and some screws. Once you have your supplies, simply screw the flanges into the wall and then attach the pipe to the flanges. Next, screw the towel bar onto the pipe.
29. Minimalist Towel Holders
For a minimalist look, try using PVC pipe or dowels. Simply cut the pipe or dowels to the desired length and screw them into the wall. For a more decorative look, try using old curtain rods or pieces of wood. Paint or stain the wood to match your bathroom décor. Screw the leather straps to the wall, then put the dowel on it. Now you can hang the towel stylishly on the rack.
30. Easy Towel Bar Tutorials
This easy towel rack is perfect for beginners and can be customized to fit any space. Best of all, it won’t break the bank.
To make this adorable towel rack, you’ll need a few supplies that you can easily find at your local hardware store. In no time at all, you’ll have a beautiful new towel rack that will make your bathroom look and feel like new.
- 1×4 board (cut to size)
- Screws (1 inch)
- Jigsaw (optional)
- Paint or Stain (optional)
31. Add The Rustic Touch
A rustic towel rack is a perfect way to add a touch of warmth to your bathroom. And if you’re looking for a DIY project, that’s both easy and inexpensive, this is it. All you need is a few pieces of wooden spool, rope, and some basic tools. First, you need to feed the rope through the spool, then drill the screw into the wall. Next, tie the rope around the screw, then attach the felt pads to the back of the spool where it hits the wall and you’re all set! Not only does this project add rustic charm to your bathroom, but it’s also budget-friendly.
DIY towel racks are a great way to add personality and function to your bathroom. They’re also a great way to repurpose old furniture or materials. Whether you choose an easy DIY option or something more complex, there’s sure to be the amazing DIY towel rack that fits your needs and style.
So get inspired and start building!