An under cabinet paper towel holder is an easy way to ensure quick access to paper towels at any time in the most convenient way possible.
We’ll show you how to make a diy paper towel holder for your home in this short 6-step tutorial.
DIY Under Cabinet Paper Towel Holder Tutorial
There are a number of possibilities for this hanging copper roll holder, but my favorite is the paper towel holder because it’s the most visible in the kitchen.
DIY Level: Beginner
Materials you’ll need for under cabinet mount paper towel holder:
This bronze under cabinet paper towel holder is a crafty, chic project that can transform your kitchen space instantly.
- ½” copper pipe (a)
- ¾” galvanized floor flange (b)
- ½” copper cap (c)
- ¾” to ½” copper reducer (d)
- ½” female to female copper elbow, 90-degree (e)
- ½” female to male copper elbow, 90-degree (f)
- ¾” thread to tube adapter (g)
- Pipe cutter
- Super glue
- ½” steel screws (not shown)
- Steel wool (not shown)
How to build the brass paper towel holder:
Step 1: Measure the copper pipes
Begin by measuring your copper pipe to cut a 4” length, or whatever length you want for your paper towel roll to hang under your cabinet.
The fittings will add about an inch to the overall hanging length as well.
Position your pipe cutter around the 4” mark.
Tighten the knob so the blade is tight against the pipe and the pipe is held in place.
Spin the pipe cutter carefully around the pipe, tightening the knob every half turn or so to maintain your score line.
Continue until the pipe is completely cut.
Next, measure your long piece of copper pipe to be about an inch (maybe slightly more) longer than a paper towel roll.
Cut this longer length.
You’ve just completed the hardest part of this under counter paper towel holder.
Step 2: Steel wood process
Take a bit of steel wool.
Use the steel wool to scuff up the edges (only about 1/2″ in from the ends) of your pipes, on the outside.
Note: This helps the super glue adhere better to the pipe when it’s inserted into the fittings.
Step 3: Add the corner edge of the brass pipe
Take your 4” piece of pipe and your female to female elbow.
Run a generous bead of super glue on the inside of one side of the elbow.
Insert the 4” pipe into the glued elbow end.
Set aside for a minute.
Next, you’ll be gluing the male side of the female to male elbow into the copper cap.
Let it dry or move to next step, it makes no difference.
Run a bead of glue around the inside of the copper cap, and insert the elbow.
Step 4: Attach the elbow
Now you’ll be attaching this capped elbow to the longer pipe.
Run a bead of super glue on the inside of the open end of the elbow, and insert the long pipe.
Step 5: Insert the other edge
Insert the other end of the longer pipe into the open end of your female to female elbow (which is already attached to the 4” pipe).
Run a bead of super glue around the inside of the elbow, and insert the longer pipe.
Quickly make sure that the cap and 4” pipe are facing exactly in the same direction (in this photo, upward).
You want this alignment to be precise before the superglue sets.
The main body of your hanging copper pipe paper towel holder is complete.
Now move onto the mounting component.
Step 6: Mount the reducer
Insert the larger side of your ¾” to ½” reducer into the smooth end of the thread-to-tube adapter for a dry fit.
Now remove the reducer.
Run a bead of super glue on the inside of the adapter, and insert the reducer.
Screw the adapter into the threads of your flange.
Note: No need to glue this, because it’s threaded, and will hold on its own.
Now it’s time to attach the mounting component to the rest of the paper towel holder.
Run a bead of glue on the inside of the reducer, and insert the open end of your 4” pipe into the reducer.
Let everything dry completely, ensuring that the cap still points parallel with the 4” pipe.
Step 7: Attach bronze paper towel holder under the cabinet
Position the paper towel holder in your kitchen where you want it.
Make sure it’s pointing in the right direction so you can load the paper towel roll onto it easily.
Also, ensure that it is parallel to your wall or backsplash.
Take one of your ½” steel screws, and attach the flange to the underside of your upper cabinet using a drill or screwdriver.
Pivot the paper towel holder if necessary to make sure it’s still parallel to the wall, then attach it completely with the remaining screws.
Load it up with a paper towel roll.
Way better than a countertop paper towel holder!
This copper pipe paper towel holder is a subtle, but very classy, addition to this overlooked corner.
You could modify this to be a toilet paper roll holder in the bathroom as well, or a kitchen garbage bag roll holder. A kitchen paper towel holder doesn’t have to be the limit.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
How do you hide paper towels in the kitchen?
You can hide paper towels in your kitchen with a brass or wooden paper towel holder under cabinet.
It’s also important to note you can hide them in your bathroom, too! A bathroom paper towel holder is equally as stylish and effective for this!
Where should the paper towel holder be placed?
The placement of a paper towel holder is at your discretion. While some prefer a countertop paper towel holder, this has a tendancy to take up a lot of space (not ideal for small kitchens). That’s why a diy hanging paper towel holder is your best bet. These wall mount paper towel holder types can secure your paper towels, give you back more countertop space, and be easily accessible in times of spills.
How can I make a homemade paper towel holder?
Yes, you can easily make a homemade paper towel holder. In fact, it only takes about 6 steps total to do so. The best part? You can make your own creation. If you want a wooden paper towel holder, you can have it. If you want a more modern paper towel holder, also possible. You can even decide between having a blck under the cabinet paper towel holder or a black under the cabinet paper towel holder too! The choices are unlimited for you when it comes to making your own. Something store bought options wouldn’t give you.
Does command make a paper towel holder?
Yes, Command does make a paper towel holder. In fact, you can find a variety of ready-made paper towel holder brands if this fits your fancy more: Walmart has a Mainstays under the cabinet paper towel holder, Amazon paper towel holder, Simplehuman paper towel holder, and even the Pioneer Women paper towel holder are options for you.
We hope you love your brand new, homemade under cabinet paper towel holder. We’re positive you’ll enjoy rave reviews and plenty of functional benefits thanks to the extra counter space.
It’s the simple things that make such a difference.
P.S: If you love copper, check out this even easier copper planter pot Ikea hack tutorial to create a cohesive decor theme in your kitchen!