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Did you know that two rolls of toilet paper fit perfectly into an old oatmeal canister?! Amazing!
We have a pedestal sink in our bathroom, so there is no cabinet space under the sink to store toiletries, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, or anything else. We’ve made do so far, but it’s sort of a hassle to keep our extra toilet paper in the linen closet just outside the bathroom.
Once I realized that toilet paper rolls fit into an oatmeal canister I knew that was the perfect solution to our dilemma!
It’s super simple to make your own. You need:
- an empty oatmeal canister (the 42 oz size)
- fancy paper
- mod podge/glue
Start by cleaning out the oatmeal canister with a slightly damp paper towel. The container is cardboard so you can’t totally immerse it and wash it with water, but a damp paper towel will get the oatmeal dust out of the container.
Next pull off the little plastic ring around the top rim of the canister. Hold on to it, you’ll glue it back on later. Note: If you use thick, bulky toilet paper you may notice it doesn’t quite fit into the container easily. If this is the case, cut the “lip” off of the inside of this plastic ring. The only piece of this ring you actually need is the piece that covers the top of the canister, not any of the extra plastic on the inside.
Now choose some fun paper, cut it to size, and glue it to the canister. You can wrap it over the top and bottom edges to get a fully covered look. I used mod podge to stick the paper to the canister and it worked great. Don’t forget to cover the lid too!
Once the mod podge is dry everywhere glue the plastic ring back onto the canister. The lid won’t fit on properly unless you put this piece back.
And you’re done! Now you’ve got a fancy toilet paper holder! Or a storage container for anything small. 🙂
How do you deal with a lack of storage space in your bathroom (if that’s an issue for you)? We’re always looking for better ideas for our bathroom; there is absolutely zero storage space in our bathroom and it’s KILLING me!
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