Rainfall shower heads can be expensive, and if it turns out you dislike the gently falling water and want to go back to a normal shower head, you could be throwing money away. Why not test drive one by building your own from an old CD spindle, your current shower head, and a glue gun?
This DIY project definitely comes from the “because we can” files, but it’s definitely a fun way to see if you’d actually like a rainfall shower head before you go out and buy one. I’d miss the water pressure from a standard shower head, but this is easy enough to make that it may be worth a try. All you need is an old CD spindle, a hot glue gun, a candle (any will do) and some tools you likely already have, like pliers and a knife.
The plastic top of the CD spindle will eventually become the actual shower “head”, and you’ll use the glue gun to affix the top and bottom of the spindle together. You’ll use the knife to cut away where the water will flow into the spindle and the holes where the water will fall out and onto your head. The result is a shower head that doesn’t look too sharp, but definitely works as advertised. What do you think, DIY gone too far or a fun weekend project? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Rainforest Shower Head [Instructables]