Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
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Plastic Bag Dispenser From a Soda Bottle & CD

We have two versions of these, the other one shown on our site link at the bottom. They are perfect to hang anywhere including inside a cupboard!
2 Liter Plastic Bottle
1 CD or DVD
Spray paint of choice
Iron (optional, to round top edge of bottle)
Utility Knife
Hot Glue Gun
Command Strips (optional, for hanging)
Spray adhesive (optional, for applying cut out label)
Dry erase marker (optional, for marking your bottle)
Goo Gone (optional, for removing label residue)
Cut off the end that will be the dispenser end.
Cut off the top (of the dispenser) at the height you want.
For the TOP ONLY you can give it a nice finished edge by pushing the edge against a hot iron for a few seconds. THIS WILL NOT STICK TO YOUR IRON OR LEAVE ANY RESIDE. Ü
The iron gives it a nice rounded edge.
Paint your bottle.
Lable it with our FREE Label Printables Here (PDF and Silhouette version available.)
We made geometric shapes with with electrical tape. You can see a yellow dotted version on our site.)
Paint a CD or DVD and attach it with a ribbon hinge.
Fill your dispenser with bags. Hang on a wall or inside a cupboard using Command Strips.
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 20 questions
  • Liz31313405
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Instructions call for two soda liters. How and when do you glue them together?

    • Jim
      on Apr 27, 2019

      One bottle. Two liter is the size of the bottle. (If you use a knife or scissors be careful to not hurt yourself).

  • Dee
    on Nov 23, 2018

    Do you seal the CD to the top. Glue it ??. How do you put the bags in it

  • Quesnester Logan
    on Dec 13, 2018

    so will use this idea.

    How do you the bags

    • Jim
      on Apr 27, 2019

      How do you _______ (what?) the bags? If you mean how do you get the bags? you had better start saving your grocery bags NOW, they have already been banned in California and New York. I'm sure they will be banned or heavily restricted in other liberal stats soon then it won't be very long until you can't get them at all. (I'm sure that the plastic bottles will be a soon to be targeted item by the ones who know what's best for everyone).

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  • Lynn
    on Jun 30, 2019

    Gonna do this today ,,currently have a large bag hanging at backdoor holding smaller bags...tired of looking at it ! Thanks for the idea

  • Kim
    on Jul 18, 2019

    So gonna try this ❤️

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