Tissue Paper Dispenser From a CD Spindle

About: Professionally I have an Architect Degree, a Draftsman/designer, Prepress Profesional and at 63 an Insurance Advisor. Personally, I was born and live in Mexico City. I love to know how things work. Sometim...

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

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

Step 2: Prepare the Roll of Paper

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

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

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

Step 5: Insert the Paper Through the Center Hole

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.



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    8 Discussions


    6 years ago on Step 5


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

    Thank you!


    7 years ago on Introduction

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

    bobby sissom

    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    7 years ago on Introduction

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