How to Make a Paper Towel Holder?
Do you want to make your kitchen more organized? Paper towel holders are a great way to keep paper towels in one place. You can mount them on the wall or use them as an under-sink organizer. This post will show you how to make your own paper towel holder that is durable and inexpensive.
Materials You’ll Need
Luckily, the materials you need to make a paper towel holder can easily be found in your home. The materials you need include:
– Wire coat hangers
– Needle nose pliers or wire cutters
– Ruler and pencil to measure the length of your paper towel holder.
Steps to Make a Paper Towel Holder
Below are steps you should follow to make your own paper towel holder. Ensure you have all the materials you need before you start.
Cut two pieces of wire mesh that measure 18 inches by 12 inches (45 cm x 30cm). If you can’t find wire mesh, any kind of metal will work for this project. Next, cut two pieces of wire mesh that measure 12 inches by 12 inches (30 cm x 30cm). Fold one end of each piece of the 18-inch pieces into a loop. Bend the loops to secure them in place, and then use your pliers or cutters to trim any excess metal from the ends.
Be careful not to leave too many sharp open ends as this is dangerous. After trimming the excess metal, fold the other ends of each piece into a loop and use your pliers or cutters to bend them in place.
Now that you have both loops, it is time to connect the pieces together. Use your metal cutters to trim any excess wire mesh from one end of the 12 by 12 inch (30 cm x 30cm) piece, and if you have a metal file, file away the sharp ends. Connect the loops together by connecting the end of one loop to another with an “S” shape. If you are unsure, take a look at your finished paper towel holder for reference.
Now that everything is connected into an S-shape, it’s time to attach this piece to something so that towels can drape over it. You can attach the piece to a wall using screws, nails, or even super glue. If you are attaching it to a wall, make sure that the horizontal length of your finished paper towel holder is at least as long as the distance between waist and chest so people can easily grab towels from it without hurting their back. You can also attach this piece onto something like a cabinet door; this is a good option if you are short on storage or counter space.
You can attach the paper towel holder to the cabinet door using adhesive or screws. Alternatively, you can make a standing paper towel holder by attaching the metal wire to a metal or wooden base. This option works best when you have enough counter space. To learn more about making other types of paper towel holder, click here.