Geometric & Confetti Plastic Bag Holder & Dispenser

Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do! blank630x20

Looking for a more modern plastic bag holder you can make? We’ve got two of ’em! These Mid Century Modern bag dispensers (the ones you get at the grocery store) are made from a 2 liter soda bottle and a DVD or CD. Add spray paint and a few stickers along with our free label below and you’ve got not only a modern function piece to hang on the wall or inside a cupboard but also a great upcycle. We’ve got more ideas for getting Organized with Soda Bottles here. Or check out our entire Plastic Bottle Crafts & Upcycle section! It’s filled with wonderful creative and useful ideas for adults.

UPDATE: We’ve recently added a Contemporary Kitchen Craft Series that has a new updated version of this bag holder with a different style and top cover. So check that out too!

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We’ve got a pdf label you can cut out or a .studio3  file if you have a Silhouette cutting machine.

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Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!

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2 liter plastic soda bottle with the label removed.

Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Measure for your bag opening. You want about a 2″ opening. We use a dry erase marker for marking our bottle as it wipes off easily. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Cut along the lines you made.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Cut the bottom of the bottle off at whatever height you want your container. Our bottle had a natural line on it so we followed that. WE made our second dispenser shorter to allow it to fit inside a cupboard door. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Trim the ends with scissors to even them out if needed.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

If desired, you can use an iron to round the  top edge. Set the iron to high and press the top end against it for about 15 to 20 seconds until it starts to round.  Only do this to the larger opening.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Heating the end gives it a very nice rounded edge.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Spray paint your bottle. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

For the first bottle we applied a Silhouette label. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

We used black electrical tape to make the triangle shapes. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Spray paint a DVD or CD. Glue on a small piece of ribbon to use for the hinge.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Attach your lid.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

For the second dispenser we used a cut out label. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Spray adhesive was used to apply the label. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

For the confetti design we used colored dot labels. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Paint the CD.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Apply the ribbon hing.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Sticky two sided Command Strips work wonderfully to attach your holder to the wall. You could also attach a ribbon to each side and  hang it up or use a hole punch to hang it on a nail. Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Fill your dispenser with plastic bags.Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20

Completed plastic bag dispensers!Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do!blank630x20Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do! blank630x20Create this Mid Century Modern Geometric or Confetti plastic bag holder from a 2 liter plastic bottle and DVD. A wonderful upcycle that anyone can do! blank630x20

 

 

 

33 Comments

  1. I saw the post on Hometalk, and decided to stop by and see some more . The dispenser is nice and certainly serves a useful purpose . I am going to make a couple for the pole-barns where my dad has his tractor collection and the work area. Will not be necessary to hunt for the last place I threw some. Thanks.

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  2. Loved your project!!You have been Pinned, Tweeted and Posted to facebook! Congratulations -Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party. The party goes LIVE on Thursdays at 7PM at mustlovehome.com I hope to see your there! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home PS If you have a moment, please stop by our Wonderful Wednesday Party today…share your link and sign up for our $40 PayPal Cash Giveaway!

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  3. Toni

    I bought some flowers made of the same type of bottles at a craft fair. I thought recycling the bottles was such a great idea. Now I have I can do with them. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Nancy Author

      Nope…. you just stuff them down in and grab the next on that sticks up on the bottom. You don’t want to cram it too full or they can be difficult to get out. Thanks for visiting Shirley!

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  4. Terry

    I store bags in tissue boxes and velcro to inside of cabinets (they can be attached to underside of bathroom cabinets and kept out of the way) but I need something to use for my dog poo bags that is convenient to use outdoors and still look nice. These are perfect! Your comment about paw prints struck just the right note. I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for the great idea.

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