A Cute Paper Towel Holder And A Pottery Barn Knock Off DIY

Bring some character into your kitchen with this DIY paper towel holder.  I actually prefer the knock off”s version over Pottery Barn’s.  You can paint yours in any color to match your kitchen.  Since all the pieces are wood you could stain it as well.  Be as wild or low key as you want.  Thanks to In My Own Style for the fun design.

I saw this Cucina Paper Towel Holder in the Pottery Barn catalog recently and immediately thought of my daughter – she is into kitchen stuff, loves to cook, and into green living– note the un-bleached paper towel roll.  I wanted to get one for her for Christmas, but with tax, shipping, and handling it would cost over $50.   So instead of buying one, I made one using old wooden utensils I had.

The Pottery Barn one is on the left.  I didn’t have a fork as decorative or long enough for the center of the holder, so I switched the utensils around to make my Pottery Barn knock off version on the right.

This was very easy to make.  I had everything needed on hand, except the wood base that I bought for a few dollars at the craft store.  I would like to make more and am on the lookout for interesting wood utensils to use.   I decided to paint it to look like the Pottery Barn version, but you could paint it any color. I think it would look divine painted with chalk paint, distressed, and aged.  As with any DIY – lots of possibilities.

Supplies Needed:

Wooden spoon and fork with round dowel-like handles  – you can find them here:  FactoryDirectCraft
7” round wooden base – craft store
Wood glue
Drill and drill bit the diameter of the wooden spoon or fork handle
Spray paint

Images from In My Own Style.

For the full instructions visit In My Own Style.

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