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Don't throw away those old cloth scraps you've accumulated. It just takes a few little pieces to sew together a toilet paper roll holder. If you aren't good with sewing, you can also use a hot glue gun (as I often do). The most important part is to make sure you have enough fabric to wrap around a roll of toilet paper, plus a couple inches. This bunny head has a pocket in the back so I can refill it with sacks of used coffee grounds, which work as a bathroom deodorizer!
Source: My auntie :)
By attosa from Los Angeles, CA
I take 3 metal empty coffee cans and cut the tops and bottoms out of two of them. I stack one on top of the one with the bottom still in it and solder it the bottom of the fist tube to the top of the can with the bottom. Then I take the third can (with both top and bottom cut out) and solder it to the top of the two that are already soldered. Decorate or paint as desired. I put one of the plastic lids on the bottom and one on the top to keep the paper clean.
You can do just two and make a matching trash can. You can decoupage paper on them if desired. They make a really easy and inexpensive bath accessory.
With the plastic coffee cans, I use to store beans, rice and other dried food items. They make really cure canisters too. You can spray paint them or cover parts of them with self adhesive paper. Makes great cookie jars, too. Really great for baked gifts.
This is an old craft revisited and made much simpler now with a glue gun.
Approximate Time: 2 hours
By Ann from Loup City, NE
I take a towel rack instead of a toilet roll holder just leave one end loose enough to slide the rod off to put more on it I can get 4 rolls on a wooden towel rack.
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I am looking for a knitted pattern for a toilet tissue holder. Just the other day, I saw a handmade toilet tissue holder at a flea market but it was already sold. I tried to take a picture so that I could attempt to make one when I got home, but thought that would be tacky.
It was really nice, hung on wall, was knitted I believe, held 4 rolls, with lace around edges. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I don't know how to crochet so it would have to be knitted or sewn. Thanks you guys.
By (Guest Post)05/13/2008
I use an empty oatmeal box decorated to match my bathrooms (contact paper works well as it is easily cleaned as is the plastic top). They hold two rolls perfectly. An extra lid can be placed on bottom also to keep it free from bathroom "spills"
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I built this toilet paper holder for my daughter's birthday. I think it is just great.
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Comrpmarm from Shorter, Alabama
1 We drink a lot of coffee. I use three pound coffee cans. I save the plastic lid. You will need 3 three pound cans. Cut the bottom out of the first can, cut the bottom and top out of the second can. Then take all three cans and electrical tape them into a long tube. After taping them all together, use your favorite Con-tac paper to cover the whole thing.
You can use this as a toilet paper holder for bathrooms. It works great for cabins with not a lot of storage. Also, I have one in all three bathrooms for storing toilet paper. It works well for small children who are always yelling for more paper. They can get their own. Seniors like this idea because they don't always have storage spaces. It works for both single and double rolls. Just fill it up when you clean the bathroom. No more toilet paper sitting on the back of the toilet or sink.
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