How to Make a Toilet Roll Holder

Updated February 21, 2017

A toilet roll holder is used to keep your toilet paper off the floor and in a more accessible place for you and the guests of your home. If you are looking to add your own personal flair to your bathroom decor, make a toilet roll holder of your own using items that are available at your local hardware or craft store. A homemade toilet roll holder can save you money versus a store bought version, and can double as a conversation piece.

Grasp both sides of a wire hanger with your hands and bend them down.

Place a roll of toilet paper over one of the bent sides and push both sides into the roll completely.

Hang your new toilet roll hanger from a nail or towel rack in your bathroom.

Locate the centre of a piece of wood by measuring 2 inches in from its side and top. Mark the centre position with a pencil.

Place the wood screw on the centre mark and use a screwdriver to start it in the wood square. Advance the screw 1 full inch.

Screw the dowel rod onto the 1/2 inch of wood screw that is sticking through the wood square. Once it is secured in place, grasp the dowel rod with your left hand and slowly screw the wood screw through the plate and into the dowel rod using your right hand.

Place rolls of toilet paper over the dowel rod and position it in your bathroom.

Things You'll Need

  • Wire hanger
  • 1/2-inch piece of wood cut into a 4-inch square
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 3-inch wood screw
  • Screwdriver
  • 2-foot dowel rod
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Based in Asheville, N.C., Aaron Ratliff started writing as a journalist for his hometown radio station in 1997. He is currently a North Carolina licensed Emergency Medical Technician and a certified personal trainer. Ratliff is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health promotion at Appalachian State University.