Tanya Memme's Hourglass Time-Out Stool


  • Two 2-Liter Soda Bottles
  • 3 Table Lets Made From 2" by 2" Wood
  • 2 12-Inch Plywood Rounds
  • Six 3-inch screws
  • Wood glue & Superglue
  • 2 Plastic Pot Bases
  • Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint
  • Painters Tape
  • X-Acto Knife or Utility Knife
  • Some Scissors

Assemble the Hourglass

  1. Measure 7 inches from each bottle. Wrap your tape around each liter (to cut as straight as possible).
  2. Cut 7-inches per bottle.
  3. Glue your bottle Caps together. Drill ¼ Inch Wide Holes in the Caps.
  4. Connect the bottle caps to the 2-liter.
  5. Center that Hourglass on your planter pot base & Superglue.
  6. Let that dry.
  7. Put your salt in. One full container of salt (1 lb) is 4 minutes!
  8. Superglue your top planter base on the final side.

Then you assemble the stool

  1. Place your three legs on one rounded plywood piece and trace the based of each leg.
  2. Find the center of each and mark it with a pencil.
  3. Then, putting the plaques on top of each other, drill through both (so you have perfectly matched holes).
  4. Run screws through the plaque and into the table leg on one side only.
  5. Center the hourglasss in the middle, and glue in place.
  6. Put glue on the hourglass top plant base.
  7. Screw the final three holes and paint!

DIY Hourglass Time-Out Stool

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