Easy to Build Plastic Bag Dispenser

No fuss plastic bag dispenser made out of a PVC pipe.
No-fuss plastic bag dispenser made out of PVC pipe.

Most households have a lot of plastic bags, and thus also need a plastic bag dispenser. Plastic bag dispensers are a great way to keep your plastic bags organized and within reach. They can be placed on a countertop or mounted on a wall, and are typically made of plastic or metal. Plastic bag dispensers come in a variety of sizes and can hold anywhere from 5 to 50 plastic bags.

When it comes to being eco-friendly, every little bit counts. One small way you can help the environment is by reusing plastic bags instead of throwing them away. This simple act can help reduce the amount of waste in landfills and prevent pollution. Plus, it’s a great way to save money since you won’t have to keep buying new bags all the time. So next time you go shopping, remember to bring along a few reusable bags and do your part to help the planet.

However, organizing these plastic bags can be a challenge. There are those who meticulously fold them into small pieces but it can be time-consuming.  Others stuff them inside old tissue boxes but the small space allows little storage.

Well, here’s a clever way to organize your plastic bags. It’s very easy to make and it doesn’t take up much space. Whether you mount it on your kitchen wall or wherever it’s guaranteed to keep things organized. Read on and learn how to make a plastic bag dispenser.

The plastic bag dispenser doesn’t take up too much space on your wall.

The great thing about DIY projects is that you can tailor them to your own personal taste. For example, you can paint the PVC pipe to match the theme of your home. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your home décor. Plus, it’s a fun way to get creative and express your personality. You can go crazy about the colours – it’s really up to you. The bottom line is, that you have a finished product that’s functional and inexpensive.

You won’t need many materials to make this plastic bag dispenser. It’s a quick and easy project that won’t take up much of your time. With just a few materials and a little bit of effort, you can have a helpful dispenser for your plastic bags.

Materials needed to make a plastic bag dispenser:

  • 24″ piece of 3″ ABS Pipe
  •  An end cap
  • A few scraps of wood for mounting
  • Glue
  • Spray paint
  • Screws
  • ABS Cement


  • Cordless Drill
  • 3″ hole saw


If you have all the materials needed for this project, you can start by gluing the end cap into the PVC by using ABS Cement. Make sure that you apply the cement evenly around the circumference of the end cap, and then push it firmly into the PVC pipe. Allow the cement to dry for a few hours before proceeding with the next steps.

Next, you can paint the PVC pipes and the wood mounting blocks for your plastic bag dispenser project. Be sure to use paint that will be durable and long-lasting, such as oil-based paint. You may want to consider using a primer before painting, to help the paint adhere better to the surface.

Once the paint dries, you can then proceed to drill the PVC pipe using a 3″ hole saw. This hole will be enough to get a plastic bag out of the dispenser. Once you have drilled the hole, smooth out the edges with a file or a sanding block. This will help to prevent the plastic bag from tearing when you use it.

Using screws, mount the wood mounting blocks to the wall. By doing this, you can then mount the PVC plastic bag dispenser to the wood mounting blocks. This will give your home a more polished look and make it easier to grab a plastic bag when needed.

Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Thanks to gt_man002 for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



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