DIY Toilet Paper Holder

Ashleigh Sommer
by Ashleigh Sommer
6 Materials
10 Minutes

I recently purchased some leather pulls for a dresser I bought to spice it up a bit. I had two left over leather pulls and decided to find something to do with them! I've never been a fan of the regular toilet paper holders so I decided to make my own with a few other supplies I had on hand!

Materials Needed -

  • leather pulls
  • wooden dowel
  • drill
  • screws
  • sand paper
  • cutting device
  • toilet paper

leather pulls link -

Step One - Assemble leather pulls

To put together the pulls I got I put the screw through the bottom of the two holes

Then I folded the pull over and put it through that hole.

Then I folded the top over and put it through the hole.

Step Two - Put pulls on dowel

The dowels I had on hand were going to be too long for this project, so I put everything together how it would be hung up to see where I wanted to cut the dowel.

Step Three - Cut dowel

I just used what I could find, which happened to be garden trimmers. My hand saw has been missing since I moved a couple months ago, I would have used that if I could find it. Anything you have that will cut a small dowel works just fine!

All cut!

Step Four - Sand

I then took some 100 grit sand paper and sanded down the side I cut to smooth it out.

Almost done and how cute?! This is how it will look all hung up!

Step Five - Hang up

Hold up the dowel and leather pulls to see where you want it to hang. Use your drill and drill the screw into the wall. I had shown using a nail when assembling the leather pulls in the first step, but decided screws were the better option and would hold this better to the wall.

This step is where I stopped - I am currently renting and don't want to remove the existing toilet paper holder and have to patch and re-put up when it comes time to move again.

This is what the holder will look like on the wall - SO much better than the before (bottom).

I screwed this to a piece of cardboard to show how it will look all hung up. I cannot wait until I move and I'm able to hang this up and use it!

Just two main materials and you have a cute update to your toilet paper holder!

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  • Mary Mary on Oct 07, 2021

    My question is if you put a full roll or T P on the holder, doesn't the wall stop the free flow of the roll? It looks like it rests on the wall.

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