Finished....Thank GOD!!

Finished....Thank GOD!! -  -
To make the base, I took the toilet brush caddy (sans the brush) and the mop and stuffed it into where the brush head is supposed to go (check close up). The mop head is great because it takes up the extra room and gives it a little support. To hold it in place, take strips of tape and starting about 6 to 8 inches from the base, wrap the tape around the handle a couple of times and then straight down onto the caddy. Do this several times for support. Make sure that it can stand on it's own before you stop taping. I had to use clear tape so it's kind of hard to see.

To attach the Body form to the base handle (Note:I'm 5'7" and as is this was pretty much the perfect height, depending on your high you may want to tape the hanger lower or get some card board or wood to add height.) Take the hanger and break of the curved part (SAVE IT), then break it at one of the 3 corners (easiest just to break it at the top). Theres a hole on the top of the mops handle, slip the hanger through the hole (might take a little work), move it around so the bottom is through the hole and tape in place (if your making it shorter ignore this and just tape the hanger as is at whatever height you need). Tape the broken part back together. Take the curved part that you broke off and tape it upside down as a brace (see photo).

You can then slip the body form up from the bottom or you can slip it over the top before you tape the hanger on (might be a little easier to get the form on but makes taping slightly more difficult).

At this point I recommend stuffing it, carefully so as not to distort the shape. Run some more tape across the bottom so it doesn't fall out.

Mine seems fine when on solid ground and to some degree on carpet, but to add some weight and stability to the bottom so it can stand better, try taping (or gluing) it to a cheap (but not paper or plastic) plate. That'll add weight and a larger base so it should tip over.

The great this is, it's pretty easy to change out the body form (for different people?) and still have a really usable base. And it's cheaper than PVC pipe and plywood.

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