I created this DIY Thor Hammer using old period pads, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars, to explain why Poise Thin-Shape pads are better for your light bladder leakage. #RecycleYourPeriodPad

DIY Thor Hammer made out of period pads #RecycleYourPeriodPad


Are there even words to describe the glorious Thor hammer I have bestowed upon you? Take in its strength. Its beauty. Let it fill your cup with womanly power!

<Insert a demonstration of womanly power here.>

…or just use it as a way to repurpose your unused period pads since you now own pads made specifically for bladder leaks. Whatever opens your Bifrost Bridge.

Supplies needed to make a DIY Thor Hammer #RecycleYourPeriodPad


  • Shoe box
  • Paper towel roll
  • Unused period pads (About 22, depending on the size of the box.)
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

How to cover a shoe box in period pads for a DIY Thor Hammer #RecycleYourPeriodPad

  • Make sure the box is secured with a few pieces of duct tape.
  • Once taped shut, begin covering the box with period pads.
  • I choose to keep the front tidy with the pads going straight across, but you can decide on whatever pattern you would like. The back won’t be as OCD friendly because you will wind up filling in the blank areas however you can.
  • Use the hot glue gun to touch up any spots that have a mind of their own.

Crafter’s note: Tread lightly with the scissors. Cutting too far into the period pad will leave you with a sloppy section due to the layers of the pad.

How to make the handle for a DIY Thor Hammer using period pads and a paper towel roll #RecycleYourPeriodPad

  • Using 4 period pads, wrap each pad around the paper towel roll until it overlaps so you can dab each pad with hot glue.
  • To give the Thor hammer more of a finished look, tuck the extra bit of the 4th period pad into the end of the roll.
  • Finally, glue the handle to the base of the box.

Crafter’s note: If you are looking for something a touch sturdier, cut a hole in the bottom of the box, insert the paper towel roll, and apply a generous amount of glue to the seam. The method I used was more for decoration and humor, versus summoning storms and rocking the world of more than a few frost giants.

How to make a Thor Hammer out of period pads #RecycleYourPeriodPad

So, you might be asking yourself why unused period pads?

There is a point. Promise.

I spent Memorial Day weekend heave hoeing in the garden like a responsible homeowner. I was knee deep in compost and my key takeaway has nothing to do with the future of our crop. Instead, all I can think about is that one time… I peed myself while turning the compost pile. I had a pitchfork in my hands and I still tinkled in my yoga pants!

Okay, so I could have put panties on, but I didn’t. Shooooot, I could have slapped on one of my Poise Thin-Shape pads, but I wasn’t wearing panties. One day I will get better at being prepared. For now, let’s just agree that Memorial Day weekend was not that day.

The junk drawer in my bathroom #RecycleYourPeriodPad

Which got me thinking about the junk drawer in my bathroom. You know, the drawer that fills with the things you need, but you are too lazy don’t have the time to make a spot for.

Stay with me.

I dribbled while spring cleaning the yard, so I thought it best to spring clean the drawer where I store what I need to keep me 3x drier than period pads and liners.

Makes sense, right?

I thought so. I’m trying to control the clutter in the 25% of the house that isn’t covered in kid stuff.

Organizing the junk drawer in my bathroom #RecycleYourPeriodPad

Outside of the old container of wipes, of course. I can’t help myself when it comes to using them to organize the little things in my life. I’m sure they make a program for that.

Poise Thin-Shape pads will run you anywhere from $5.99-$13.99, and you can snag your very own free sample before you buy.

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