Easy Trash Bag Dispenser

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I’ve never liked the look of trash bags in bathroom waste baskets, so I don’t use them. But then every time I need to empty it I have to go downstairs and take one from my plastic grocery bag stash. Which is a pain. I started keeping some in the master bath, but it was mess of bags every time I opened the vanity door.

I found a great and pretty solution to keep all the bags neat and tidy on So Love That. Amberh used an empty oatmeal container and created an easy trash bag container out of it. I loved the idea so much, I decided to make one of my own. Actually one for each bathroom (I just gotta save up a few more containers).

Easy Trash Bag Dispenser

I used an empty raison container. But anything round or square with a lid will do, really.

trash bag container before

I was having a little trouble hiding the orange on top, so I just painted a small border using some craft paint I had lying around. I cut and taped my craft paper (you could also use wrapping paper) to the container.

painting trash bag dispenser

In order to match my french inspired bath accessories (you can see them here) I created a similar label for the trash bag dispenser on Picassa. All I did was download a royalty free *swirl graphic I found on stock.xchng into Picassa. And wrote right on it with the text tool. I brought it into Word, resized and printed it.

The first test run label just wasn’t doing it for me. It looked way to chaotic with the busy print underneath. FAIL

label for trash bag dispenserAfter turning the graphic and printing on the long side of the paper, it looked much better. Printed it on a sticky label and stuck on…

Voila, a super easy trash bag dispenser custom custom made for my bath.

easy-trash-bag-dispenser-in-bathroomDo Not Adjust Your Screens. Yes, the toilet is lopsided! Don’t worry it’s on our to do list, and we’ll eventually get to it. Thanks.

trash waste basketI like how it looks next to the wastebasket. Looks pretty similar don’t you think?

diy trash bag dispenser finishedeasy-trash-bag-dispenser

*Graphic image credit: Iprole

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Easy Trash Bag Dispenser — 17 Comments

    • Thanks Beth. It’s sooo convenient, I plan on making one for ever bathroom.

    • I hate when that happens, that’s why I keep everything, lol. I’m a hoarder at heart.

  1. Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project today. Pop on by and check it out {grab a featured button} and most importantly – have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial on the trash bag holder. I loved the look of it and then was so surprised it was a raisin container. Will give this a try.

  3. That’s a great idea! Mine are always about to explode because I don’t really have anywhere to really store them. I use old kleenex boxes, but they’re small and don’t hold much. Definitely going to use this idea!

    • Let me tell you, I’m loving it. Just gotta eat up a few more raison tubs, so I can make some more.

  4. What a great idea! I might have to make one of these for my van. I keep a trash bag in there, but always forget to put a new one in when I throw out the old one. Thanks for the inspiration! Found you on UTT&D.

    • Ohhh. That’s such a good idea, gonna have to make one for my car too. 😉

  5. great job Jacky! I usually keep an extra grocery bag in the bottom of the bathroom trash bag. Your solution is much better!