How to Make a Standing Paper Towel Holder?
A lot of people are looking for ways to save space in their kitchens. You can do that by making a paper towel holder out of cardboard and some glue! This project is easy enough for anyone to do, and you can even turn it into a fun experiment with your kids.
As the name suggests, paper towel holders are used to hold paper towels. These holders offer a convenient way for you to use paper towels. Instead of making a mess and struggling each time you need some towels, these holders offer convenience and help keep your kitchen organized.
If you’ve never owned a paper towel holder, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. If you enjoy DIY projects, you can make your own paper holder from items you probably have in your house. There are various types of paper towel holders, including in-cabinet, hanging, and standing ones. Standing paper towel holders are the most popular option.
The materials you’ll need to make a standing holder include:
- A wood slice (or a block of scrap wood)
- Two screws or nails
- Drill with a drill bit for holes
The first thing you need to do is decide where you want your paper towel holder to be placed. The average size of the standing holders is about seven inches wide and about 10 inches high. In addition, you’ll need to figure out how thick the wood slice needs to be. If it’s a two-inch block of wood, cut into the wood at three inches so there is room for your screws.
The next step involves marking holes on both sides of the piece of wood about an inch from each edge and then drilling them with a drill machine. Next, decide where your screws will go. If you’re using a drill bit that’s the same width as your screw, use it with an electric drill to make holes at least one-eighth of an inch deep into the wood. This is important because if they are not drilled into the wood enough, then when you place them in the screws or nails, they won’t fit. Also, you need to ensure you drill properly to allow for a durable finish.
Once you have drilled your holes, it’s time to put in the screws or nails. You can use either one for this project. Still, if you are using a nail, there is an extra step of hammering them into place before adding anything else.
The last thing to do is decide what materials will be used as decorations on your holder. The best thing about making your own standing paper towel holder is that you can customize it in whatever way you want. If you use wood, you can leave it as it is or use a stain or color. You can still paint it even if you use metal.
Once your holder is complete and ready to use, simply screw or nail the pole into the base, allow it to dry after painting. You’ll have successfully made your own standing towel holder.