How To: Fun & Funky Phone Toilet Paper Holder

Does this charming little DIY phone turned toilet paper dispenser look familiar? Well it should; we have seen it in Suki's Seattle house call, and it was also featured in her Small/Cool 2011 entry. We had quite a few readers requesting a tutorial on how Suki made this fun and quirky TP holder, so without further ado here it is laid out for you step by step...

Here are the steps:

  • Scour your favorite vintage spots for a good old-timey phone.
  • Remove all of the phone's guts completely to make it as light as possible.
  • Get rid of any knobs or feet on the bottom of the phone to make it flat and smooth. This may involve a little sanding.
  • Next, clean the surface of the phone and the wall you are going to adhere it to.
  • To attach the phone use double-sided adhesive foam tape or an epoxy for a more permanent hold. Just make sure it's secure and can hold up to 4lbs of weight.
  • Then attach some kind of ribbon or fastening mechanism around the neck of the phone to hold up your toilet paper roll. Suki used a garter belt that she bought in Tokyo. Make sure whatever you use can easily be opened and closed in order to change toilet paper rolls.
  • Lastly, go get your favorite toilet paper to put on your new cute dispenser!

P.S. Stay tuned for a full house tour of Suki's adorable abode coming soon.

Thanks Suki!

Images: Alysha Findley

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Alysha is a photographer and designer living in Seattle who loves dark chocolate, tea, and all things furry. In her spare time you'll find her with paint in her hair renovating her 1919 Craftsman and sharing the process on her blog Old House New Tricks.

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