Make a Bag Dispenser From a Plastic Bottle




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We all have too many plastic bags for our own good. If you are like me, you probably save them for another use, be it for garbage or crafts or doggy bags.

I am going to show you how to recycle a plastic bottle to make a handy bag dispensor for under your sijnk or next to the kitty litter.

This is a great way to re-use something(a bottle) that makes re-using something else (plastic bags) easier.

Step 1: Stuff to Find

All you need to make a bag dispenser like this is a large plastic bottle, a utility knife, and about two minutes.

I used a 1 liter bottle, 2 liter bottles have a greater capacity (duh!), but mine was for a small space and it fit right.

Step 2: Make It

Begin by cutting off the top of the bottle, just a little under the cap.

Now cut off the bottom. Save the little dish you just made, it is great for holding screws or something.

Make a hole somewhere near the old bottom of the bottle, now the top of our bag dispenser.This will be for hanging up the dispenser  with a nail or a screw.

You can use your knife to make a hole by twisting it back and forth a few times with just the point in contact with the bottle.

Hang it up on a nail and stuff some bags in it, pulling the first one through the dispensing hole, and now you can go tidy up some other clutter knowing that your plastic bags are a safe and sound.

Share and enjoy.



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    7 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea. This will work much better than stuffing them in a random drawer.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    good idea but it would only compound my problem, instead of having just to many bags, I'd have 2 many plastic bottles filled with plastic bags laying around ! I usually find the largest plastic bag like from walmart or one of those kind of stores and stuff the smaller bags in there, if/when it gets filled I place it in the halloween shed for ready made body stuffing. That all being said I can see where this could come in handy, like maybe in my truck or car trunk. Thank you for sharing


    7 years ago on Introduction

    What a great idea! I didn't have a great uncle to show me things like this when I was a wee lad ;-p Thanks for sharing!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice work! Too bad I don't drink anything from plastic bottles.

    By the way, do you have a "sjink" because you live on a "fjord"? :-)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    These things are old as the hills. We have had several around my place forever. Anyway, thanks so much for getting it out there!

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    lol. Yup, my great uncle showed me these little tricks back when I was a wee lad. You are welcome.