I don’t know about you, but for some reason I have the hardest time finding a paper towel holder I actually like that doesn’t cost a million dollars. Okay, not a million dollars, but upwards of $60-$100. For the whole 5 and a half years that my husband and I have been married I have never been able to find one that is not only functional, but beautiful aesthetically, too. I’m pretty picky when it comes to the look of items in my home, even if they’re just functional pieces that don’t normally have a great design look. As a result, I have searched for some DIY options that I can make myself that will still look awesome in our kitchen. I have found 5 really cool options for both modern and traditional designs and I can’t wait to share them with you.
1. Suspended Copper Pipe
For those modern, streamlined lovers out there, this suspended copper pipe is the perfect option for you. Not only is it simple, and modern because of the material, but since it’s hanging from under the cabinets, it keeps the extra clutter up off of your countertops and makes the area look more simple and clean. With just a few piping materials from your local hardware store, you can make this awesome paper towel holder for your home.
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2. Hanging Wooden Beads
For those eclectic lovers out there, you’ll love this wooded bead paper towel holder. It’s definitely very different from anything you’ve ever seen before, but not too different that it looks weird or strange. It’ll fit in perfectly with an eclectic house. Plus, it’s really easy to make by threading some wooden beads onto a string. DIY projects don’t really get much easier than that. If you prefer a more flashy, fun look, you can also paint the beads to give them some color and life.
There are lots of other great DIY projects over at IDA Interior Lifestyle.
3. Farmhouse Wooden Tote
If your design style is something that’s a little more traditional and rustic, you’re going to want to make this farmhouse wooden tote immediately to hold your paper towels. I love that this not only holds your paper towels, but serves as a storage piece as well. You can put serving spoons, spices, or anything else you might need a home for in your kitchen. I love when items have more than one function because it makes our lives so much easier and more organized.
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4. Upright Iron Piping
This paper towel is very similar to the copper piping option that we first looked at, but what I love about this one is that it’s placed upright instead of on it’s side. Plus, the industrial iron piping can go both in a traditional and modern home. It’s a great mix between both styles. Again, a quick trip to your hardware store will get you all the materials you need to make this great piece.
There are lots of other great DIY projects, as well as home decor inspiration over at Itsy Bits and Pieces.
5. Leather Straps
I love how completely different this paper towel holder looks. It’s definitely a unique look that not everyone will love, but this, too, could be versatile between modern design as well as a more rustic, traditional design. I love that it’s up off of the countertops to avoid clutter.
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