DIY Flip and Catch Step 1: Supplies for the project

Step 1: Gather supplies:

  • Detergent lid
  • Nylon or other type sturdy string (about 20 inches)
  • Hollow ball that fits inside detergent lid (these came from the pet section of Walmart)
  • Super Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sharp knife
  • Ice pick
  • Metal washer
  • Sheet of paper
DIY Flip and Catch Step 2: Lid with hole punched in center

Step 2: Heat the tip of the ice pick, and carefully pierce a hole in the center of the lid. Enlarge the hole by forcing the ice pick close to the handle.

DIY Flip and Catch Step 3: Lid with knotted string inserted

Step 3: Twist one end of the string and force through the outside of the hole then pull through and tie a double knot.

DIY Flip and Catch Step 4: Lid with washer tied to opposite end of string

Step 4: Tie the other end of the string to the washer and secure with a double knot.

DIY Flip and Catch Step 5: Applying glue to knots on both ends of string

Step 5: Place both knots on the paper. Soak with Super Glue and allow to dry thoroughly.

DIY Flip and Catch Step 6: Ball pierced with knife for washer

Step 6: Using a sharp knife, pierce a slit in the ball a little smaller than the width of the metal washer. If you make it too wide, the washer will pull out.

DIY Flip and Catch Step 7: Inserting washer into ball

Step 7: Once the knot is entirely dry, press the washer through the slit followed by the knot.

DIY Flip and Catch Step 8: Completed Flip and Catch

Step 8: Pull the knot on the other end flush with the inside of the lid and there you have it!