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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  • Dee
    on Nov 23, 2018

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

    • Patricia M. Anderson
      on Nov 10, 2019

      Read the instructions again. It said use a ribbon to attach it to the bottle. Raise it up and put your bags in.

  • Quesnester Logan
    on Dec 13, 2018

    so will use this idea.

    How do you the bags

    • Suzzann
      on Sep 13, 2019

      I certainly hope the bags and plastic bottle are on the way out! But we will still see them in the landscape for years and years to come!

  • Anadele Ballantyne
    on Sep 19, 2019

    What is a ribbon hinge?

    • Nikki
      on Jan 5, 2020

      You attach a small piece of ribbon to under side of the cd with hot glue and the outside of the bottle that will act as a hinge. I wouldn't suggest putting it on the inside of the bottle without checking to see it there is enough clearance to allow for proper movement

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