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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  • Marlaine
    on Mar 24, 2020

    What's a ribbon hinge? Thanks.

    • It's just a little piece of ribbon glued to the bottom piece and the cover to act as a hinge to open the top. You can get full details and photos on our website post here:

  • Lin1263925
    on Mar 24, 2020

    This question may be aske 2x I made an error I’m sorry This is the cutest bag dispense but I wanted to ask if bags need to be folded a certain way before putting them in bottle to make them come out easier thank you

    • Gle32179760
      on Mar 26, 2020

      Out then in 1@ a time.don't cram them or you'll have trouble just grabbing 1one-on-one you'll have a handful ...

  • Vickie Hartlaub
    Vickie Hartlaub
    on Apr 23, 2020

    How do you attach to cabinet door?

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