I hunted around and found several old, weathered and broken pieces of wooden handles that once belonged to shovels or pitchforks or rakes or something like that.
When the antique ice tongs are suspended by their handle, they are designed to grip what is in the tongs. I decided to give the tongs a little help by drilling in the ends of my wooden dispensor about a 1/2 inch or so. I had a head start on this because one of the ends of my dispensor already had a drilled end.
I tried it out and everything worked great! I wanted to seal the whole project up to protect it and to make it easy to wipe down and clean so i sprayed the entire thing with a clear enamel. After it dried, I added two small nails to hang it, and it was finished!