This design may seem odd, but I went with it for a few reasons:
-It's small enough to fit in my small bathroom but still sturdy enough that it's not going to tip over every time you put half a tissue in it.
-It uses small pieces of wood, so it can be done with a few simple tools and can be made of scraps.
-It works well with grocery bags; I see no reason to buy mini garbage bags when I have a free supply of these.
-It's simple but has a lot of possibilities so it's easy to make it work with several styles.
Step 1: Materials
You can substitute the staples with glue or nails and the paint with stain, it's the same concept and it's up to you what you use.
Step 2: Cut the Wood
I went with those dimensions because that made a good diameter and height for using grocery bags as the garbage bag and the 3/4 in thickness because that is what most of my scraps measured out as and it worked well with the staples I had.
You can go with whatever thickness you like, just keep on mind that it will affect what kind of staples you will need to use and how many slats you will need for a particular height.
Step 3: Put It Together
Once it's dry you can assemble it. I played around with a few configurations (like having the slats rotate slightly for a spiral look) but eventually settled on just keeping it simple. I lined up and stapled each piece in place, pretty straightforward. Just remember to have a little overlap on the outside edge so there is something for the bag to loop around and keep it in place.
After that I decided to paint an anchor on it for a little flare and to drive home the theme. I did this by drawing it in chalk first so I could easily erase any mistakes and then simply painting in the lines I drew. I don't know if you can see it very well but the third picture shows the chalk outline before I painted it in.
And there it is, it's simple but functional. Thanks for reading!