This kitchen bag dispenser is another item from our matching Contemporary Kitchen Craft Set. It’s perfect for for holding those plastic bags you get from the grocery store. Stuff ’em in and then pull ’em out at the bottom when you need one. They’re fun and easy to make and a great upcycle project for 2 liter bottles. This is actually another style of our Geometric & Confetti Plastic Bag Holder & Dispenser we did a while back. You can check that one out too. To view this entire set visit our Contemporary Kitchen Craft Series page.
Kitchen Craft Bag Dispenser Supplies
- 2 Liter soda bottle, preferably with straight sides
- Masking Tape
- Paper towels
- X-acto Knife
- Dry Erase Marker
- Hot glue or Tacky Glue
- Two silver thumb tacks
- Rustoleum Metallic Bright Silver Spray Paint (Its the best metallic we’ve found but use what type you like)
- Wire cutters
- Free Label Download
Gather your supplies. Be sure to remove the label and sticky residue from the 2 liter bottle so that you have a clean working surface.
Using the dry erase marker, draw a line around the top of the bottle, 1 inch below the base of the mouth.
Cut along this line with an X-acto knife.
Remove the top, leaving a 3″ hole. Wipe away any remaining dry erase marks.
Using masking tape, wrap around the bottom of the soda bottle about 3 inches from the base.
Cut along the bottom of the masking tape, removing the bottom of the bottle.
Clean up any rough edges with scissors. Remove masking tape when done.
Be sure to keep the bottom of the bottle! You will need both pieces to complete the project.
Using the link above, download and print the free label. Cut out the label and set aside.
Using wire cutters, clip the points off of two silver push pins. Set aside the flat tops for later.
Tape around the center of the bottle using masking tape.
Cover the bottom half of the bottle with a paper towel.
Spray paint the top of the bottle and the detached base of the bottle the color of your choice. Let dry thoroughly to prevent the fingerprint marks that silver paint is notorious for.
Once fully dry, remove the paper towel and masking tape.
Apply two lines of hot glue to the back of your label at either end. Place over the front of the bottle, centered vertically over the spray painted line.
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the backs of the push pin tops.
Apply the push pins to either end of the label, creating a faux stud.
Cut two lines into the back of the large end of the bottle. From the edge, cut into the bottle about 1 inch. Do this a second time, 1 inch down from the first cut. These cuts will allow for the lid to slip onto the bottle more easily.
Take the painted silver base of the bottle and place it over the larger opening of the bottle, creating your lid.
Now, simply remove the lid to fill with plastic grocery bags and replace the lid to keep out dust. Bags pull easily from the smaller opening at the base of the bottle. Hang in your pantry, on your fridge or anywhere needed for a simple and stylish bag dispenser that is also good for the planet!