This Diy craft paper dispenser can be used in the playroom, office or the kitchen. This handy roll of paper is attached to a repurposed cabinet door making it easy to move from room to room.
The fun and unique aspects of this hanging craft paper dispenser are the paper holders! The top and bottom paper guides are chalkboard surfaces—perfect for quick notes!
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How to make a craft paper dispenser
- Cabinet door
- Scraps of 1x3’s
- Spindle (or dowel)
- Scraps of thin plywood
- White Craft Paper Roll
How do I come up with these ideas? It depends, this time it all revolved around this roll of paper.
How to make brackets to hold paper roll
I had these small scraps that were actually part of a former baseboard. I cut a few rectangles. Then on the miter saw I cut the corners off of one end.
Stacking the two rolled paper brackets, I drilled a hole in the center to hold the spindle. You can see I used a 1” spade bit. Placing a scrap piece of wood on the bottom will aid in having less splintered wood.
Attach brackets to cabinet door
In order to secure the brackets to the craft paper dispenser, I drilled pocket holes with my Kreg Jig .
The brackets were attached to the cabinet door using pocket hole screws on either side. Be sure to test the spindle to make sure it fits.
Patch pocket holes on brackets
How I patch pocket holes. I usually patch, let it set up, and add more putty or spackling. After it all sets up it gets a light sanding. Yes, it is possible to make pocket holes invisible in finished projects!
Paint craft paper dispenser
Semi-gloss paint makes the paper dispenser more durable.
Make paper guides for dispenser
When I made small chalkboard tags from scrap plywood, I had these pieces leftover in my scrap pile. I chose a couple of pieces to use for the paper guides.
I carefully cut the thin plywood on the miter saw. Then I ended up ripping them on the table saw so the paper guides wouldn’t be so wide.
After I trimmed the thin boards, I decided they needed a little more chalkboard spray paint.
Attach guides for paper dispenser with thumb tacks
To make things easy, the upper and lower chalkboard paper guides were attached using thumbtacks.
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DIY craft paper dispenser made from a cabinet door
So, there you have it! An easy diy craft paper dispenser made from a cabinet door.
It’s perfect for the kids and/or the adults! To change out the roll of craft paper, simply slide out the dowel made out of a spindle.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.