Introduction: Tissue Paper Dispenser From a CD Spindle

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This project makes a great tissue paper dispenser you can place over your night table, work table, office desk or kitchen counter to always have an inexpensive piece of paper.

The only things you will need are a 100 CD empty spindle and a tissue paper roll of any size.

Step 1: Make the Hole

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Take the top clear plastic part of the spindle and cut out the center inner circle.

Step 2: Prepare the Roll of Paper

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To be able to use the roll of paper, you will have to remove the cardboard core of the roll.

Step 3: Pull Out the Cardboard Core

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To make it easy, try inserting a long screwdriver betwen the cardboard and the tissue paper itself, flattening the core toward the center.

Step 4: Remove the Cardboard Core

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Once is loose enough, remove de cardboard core and pull the paper tip outside.

Step 5: Insert the Paper Through the Center Hole

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Once the paper is out, just insert it through the clear plastic hole you did, close it against the plastic base and thats all!!
To improve it, you can insert a piece of color or decorated paper around the paper roll that fits your walls or furniture.


TheDoze (author)2012-03-11


I will be making one of these for camping this summer!

Thank you!

norml (author)2012-01-07

Great idea. Weighing it down might make it easier to grab one.

bobby sissom (author)2012-01-04

absolutely brillant you got a good vote from me for simplicity and usefullness

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-01-03

Awesome idea! Simple and gets the job done.

caarntedd (author)2012-01-02

This would be good as a travelling dispenser.

dennis123123 (author)2012-01-02

That's a great idea! Will have to try this

Browncoat (author)2012-01-01

This would even be great for TP in a house with cats! :).

rimar2000 (author)2012-01-01

Good idea! In my workshop I have many old rags to clean my hands, but your design is far better.

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