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11.2.16

3 5 Minute DIY | Wooden Dowel Paper Towel Holder


I guess it would be nice to always have a clear counter top, but because of our small space living, busy life, a clear counter top is not always possible nor practical. We've been tucking our paper towels into drawers, or on a shelf, in the pantry, and it's always so inconvenient when you really need one. Where are those paper towels? So we caved and created this little project. So simple to make too!

What you'll need:
1" diameter wooden dowel (13 " long)
4" diameter wooden round plaque
1" copper end cap
glue gun
saw (to cut dowel) or get pre cut at hardware store
miter 
brass coloured spray paint (optional)







Step 1
Measure and saw the dowel if you need to, or have them saw it at the hardware store to 13" long. Make sure to cut at a perfect straight angle so that it won't wobble when you put it together.   Earl's Pro tip:  Use a miter to ensure a straight cut.




Step 2
Using a glue gun, glue one of the ends of the cut dowel. Adhere it to the round plaque and hold until secure.  Let dry (about 2-3 minutes). 


Step 3
If you like the copper you can skip this step.  If you wish to change the copper to a different colour - like us - we're really liking brass right now, spray paint with your favourite colour. Earl's Pro tip: When spray painting metal, be sure to do a light spray to cover evenly.

Step 4
Place the copper end cap on top of the dowel.  And that's it!  Super easy!







3 comments:

//Terhi said...

Thank you for charing this. Nice idea, simple and nice.

Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks Terhi!

Sol de Noche deco crochet said...

Simple and great! Thanks for sharing :)
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