Introduction: Toilet Roll Dispenser

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Portable toilet roll dispenser for the workshop, kitchen, camping or anywhere

Step 1: Step 1- Cutting the Bottle

Picture of Step 1- Cutting the Bottle

Locate a 2 liter Coke bottle with a flared base.

From the top of the bottle measure roughly 230mm and cut.

From the base measure roughly 60mm and cut.

The middle section can be recycled.

Placed the two ends together to form a smaller size Coke bottle.

Step 2: Step 2 - Coring the Roll

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Grab a toilet roll, Pull out the cardboard center.

Pull out some of the toilet paper

Step 3: Step 3 - Assembly

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Insert the toilet roll into the Coke bottle.

As you need the toilet paper, just pull it out the bottle neck and tear it off.


Hygienic idea!!!!

Excellent my friend!!!

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DouglasK15 (author)2016-04-28

When I backpack, I use a medium-sized freezer bag instead of the soda bottle. Zi-i-ip, it stays dry.

JerryS42 (author)DouglasK152016-06-08

Me too. I pull the TP from the inside of the roll, just like this instructable, allowing me to keep the roll in the bag.

TheoL9 (author)2016-06-07

+Nice trick. I recently developed another use for this reduced bottle. It makes an almost airtight container for keeping paint brushed from drying out whilst they are standing in a solvent. It also prevents fumes from fouling the atmosphere. But keep the bottle top on!

ToolboxGuy (author)2016-06-06

If you have a problem keeping both halves in place, use a large rubber band once around the neck, then bring it under the bottom with those big grooves (and make an X) and back up to the neck again. Then you can just free the rubber band off of the bottom to refill.

Of course, baby wipes have all of this and more, so pack some of them in the car's emergency supplies too, as they're really helpful when you don't have running water to help clean up with.... (just saying.)

HandiGirl (author)2016-06-05

A very ingenious way of keeping that precious toilet paper dry and dirt free when outdoors. Thankyou for sharing!

richardfireone (author)2016-06-05

spanish una idea para los que ocupan papel sanitario y tambien papel toalla en una botella mas grande en lugares mojados como conocemos en la playa, el camping, el bote o el carro en medio de Barrio Chino despues de las 2

richardfireone (author)2016-06-05

very nice hack and useful too. If you cut the bottle with a good amount of base space it could aslo hold some vinegar or soap mix for wetwipes style use at a campsite, workshop or in the car or boat, 5/5

TerryS45 (author)2016-06-05

No so classy. but then, it's for your ...... buttsy

Connie TaggartK (author)2016-06-05

I'm going to try this great idea. We also use a coffee can to keep our toilet paper in at our camp. It keeps the mice from chewing it up for their nests.

chefranger (author)2016-04-09

For travel I keep ours in a plastic coffee can in each car, because you never know when you might go some place and there out.

We have a camp and we use plastic cans to keep the toilet paper in. This keeps the mice from getting and chewing it up for their nests. It works very good. I like the idea of keeping the paper in the car.

morsed2 made it! (author)2016-04-28

My first try!

Next time will be a little neater!

Connie TaggartK (author)morsed22016-06-05

This is a great idea. I like the zipper, it would make it easier to get into the bottle to refill !!!

RaúlT5 (author)2016-05-05


bengodwin (author)2016-04-28

Ok, if I take this camping/canoeing and would like to put the lid back on to prevent water from getting in, How do I keep the paper up toward the top and still put the lid on. I can see myself out in the woods, in a panic, and I open the lid and can't get my fat fingers in the little hole. But if I leave some of the paper out and put the lid over it, then capillary action will take place and soak my whole roll. Suggestions?

Daggs42 (author)bengodwin2016-05-01

I am going camping in a few weeks and this is my plan.

pull the paper out a bit, lightly twist on the lid, cover the top with a party balloon.

Problem solved ? don't know, I will let you know if I come back with a wet bum.

Mi cha el (author)bengodwin2016-04-28

I plan to use a modified version of this. For the paper to stay at the top, I will glue an o-ring to the inside of the top. Open the cap, and the paper follows.

Mi cha el (author)bengodwin2016-04-28

I plan to use a modified version of this. For the paper to stay at the top, I will glue an o-ring to the inside of the top. Open the cap, and the paper follows.

kdlan (author)bengodwin2016-04-28


bengodwin (author)kdlan2016-04-28

Magnets? Can you elaborate?

Nelimare (author)bengodwin2016-04-28

How about gluing some sort of clip to the inside of the lid?

Lavoz24 (author)2016-04-29

if you want to keep the bottom connected to the top, be able to close and open at will and keep the paper from falling out, just do what I did, glue a zipper around both ends. That way you zipper it open and close without worry of paper roll falling out. Pics will be up soon.

dosserj (author)2016-04-28

This is fabulous. I can and will use this regularly- keeping the paper from moist air and bug free. The guests that use my PPTP will be thrilled!

kayinkk (author)2015-10-11


Wildcatlady74 (author)2015-08-05

I made this today in hopes it will keep my daughter from taking the entire roll of toilet paper and playing with it in the sink. Praying it works!!

Breriky (author)2015-06-22

Just a question.... how do you prevent the bottom end from falling off when you lift the bottle...

MoniqueS1 (author)Breriky2015-07-04

duct tape would be fine.

curtis.melissa (author)2015-01-22

you can also decorate the bottle in many ways and use it as a decorative Tissue dispenser in your home, Acchhooo! ;)

theresa.sarver (author)2015-01-22

this would be great for camping.

rachel7989 (author)2014-09-21

this may help from getting very wet if falls in the toilet

jng18 (author)2014-09-18

this may solve the problem of my cat getting at my toilet paper!

vtolerson (author)2014-09-14

Love it going to make this today

Thatdan (author)2014-09-11

Yo you beat me to it I actually do this this is real good to do if you have a sick Child with a runny nose like I do right now

hdavis15 made it! (author)2014-09-11

not bad. not bad at all.

HeWantsRevenge (author)2014-09-11

outdoor all weather toilet paper dispenser and add a lid. join the next outdoor contest. killer idea, thanx for sharing.

when i go out fishing in the wild, instead of jus a rubber band around the paper, ill be using this instead

mommywoman (author)2014-09-10

I was thinking of using a square tissue box, although I haven't measured it to see of a roll of toilet tissue would fit. I thought I would cover it with scrapbook paper. A bottle is a great idea. I think this will be plan B. I might even make it for camping.

tofugami (author)2014-09-10

An awesome #1 and #2 idea!

jaylabrosse (author)2014-09-10

Creative !

duncanc (author)2014-09-10

Awesome idea

Ginga-Ninja (author)2014-09-10

I'm going to make this.
Cool idea for camp!!

lcdc59 (author)2014-09-10

vary clever!

seamster (author)2014-09-10

This an excellent idea!

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