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The Prettiest Use for Your Bathroom’s Useless Cup Holder

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I learned how to cup my hands to drink water from a spout at roughly 2 3/4 years old. If you are an exceptional human like me and also have a vintage metal contraption drilled into your bathroom wall for holding a cup, you are every renter in New York City—congratulations!

A bathroom corsage.
A bathroom corsage.

So you—we—are in need of a quick fix. And your bathroom could use all the design zhoozhing its hard-working renter can muster.


Here’s how to make lemonade with that cup holder:

  1. Buy this jar (use the other 11 to store your exotic seeds). If it doesn't fit, find a jar that does.
  2. Fill it halfway with water.
  3. Plunk it into your cup (now cum vase) holder. The little lip on the jar rests up on the holder, as if it was made for this very purpose. Here, have a close up:

4. Stick a few flower stems in the jar. The more protruding the better. You want to show off your hack, but mostly surprise-scare your guests who are using the bathroom.

That, my friends, is how a high-achieving human does home improvement.


Tell us: What's your quick trick for making your home more homey?