Ice Tongs Paper Towel Holder

February 18th, 2009 in member junk     
SeaGlassLady SeaGlassLady, member
6 users recommend


This is perhaps the most useful piece of junk I own...It's been hanging over my kitchen sink for nearly thirty years. My dad cut a piece of black polyvinyl pipe slightly longer than a roll of paper towels, with a diameter that is slightly smaller than the cardboard core of the towels. It is then inserted into the core and the pipe  is held firmly in place by the pointed ends of the tongs, which are suspended from a ceiling beam by ordinary rope.  The pipe allows the towels to roll freely.

Over the years, I've seen many beautiful and functional towel holders, but I'd never think of replacing my junky towel holder, which not only works beautifully and saves space, but has nostalgic charm as well!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, paper towel holder

Comments (12)

RecycledPages writes: Best idea I have seen for a paper towel holder and it is up out of the way...I feel the need to go junkin' soon!!! Posted: 1:55 pm on February 21st
shabbychick writes: Love it too! That's a piece that will last forever!!

Kathy Posted: 12:06 pm on February 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You were ahead of your time regarding repurposing, weren't you? This is really fantastic.

Thanks for sharing.
Candy Posted: 7:56 am on February 19th
oldnews writes: I LOVE it! I have a TP holder much like it! It's wonderful! Posted: 10:30 pm on February 18th
roadtriplouise writes: Love this, its unexpected and useful.
Ann Posted: 10:16 pm on February 18th
irishrovr writes:
Very cool indeed! I'm lovin' it!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 9:21 pm on February 18th
junkcollector writes: Very clever idea--love it!
Diane Posted: 9:07 pm on February 18th
MelHow writes: I wouldn't dream of replacing it either if it were mine. Posted: 5:19 pm on February 18th
fellowjunker writes: Man.......do I love junk treasures like this one!!!
xojanis Posted: 3:08 pm on February 18th
judithomas writes: I have JUNK ENVY!!!!! This is terrific! Wow!

Judi Posted: 1:33 pm on February 18th
NDJunkGirl writes: Hey, Lady, what a fantastic idea - love it! This is very cool. Andrea Posted: 12:10 pm on February 18th
bri67 writes: this is WAY too cool!! I love it! Posted: 11:39 am on February 18th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.