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DIY Organization Solution – Grocery Bag Holder

How many of you bring home plastic grocery bags from the store and shove them under the sink to use for later?

*raises hand* I’m guilty.

I save all plastic bags because I often use them as trash bag liners in my bathrooms. I also cut them up and make plarn to make bags, rugs and other random “stuff” with.
Grocery Bag Holder

Since my husband informed me that I was one plastic trash bag away from an episode of hoarders, I decided that I should probably come up with an easier storage solution quickly.

Luckily, I cruise Pinterest more than the average person, so I  had kept this handy tutorial over at Tatertots and Jello around for a rainy (err… snowy) day activity.

DIY Grocery Bag Holder


I am listing out my supplies that I used because the tutorial above calls for fabric, and I used scrapbook paper for my project.

  • 12 Plastic shopping bags
  • Round cleaning wipes container
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Ruler
  • Paper Cutter
  • Mod Podge (I used the glossy for paper)
  • Foam Brush


Please visit this post on Infarrantly Creative for instructions on how to roll the plastic bags and adhere the paper to the container to complete this project.

After I completed this project, my husband looked at me, looked at the decorated container and rolled his eyes. He pulled a bottle of pop from the refrigerator and said, would you like to use this too after I’m done with it. Why yes, Mr. SmartyPants, I would. :) Thus is the life of a crafter.

Oh, and once I showed him what the container had it in AND the extra space that we now had under our sink… he shut his mouth.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please check out our crafts section for more tutorials and DIY ideas.

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    • amanda says

      Dee – These are great to keep in your car also for trips! I’m going to make another as soon as I have a free container.

  1. says

    Great idea and a useful way to re-used those plastic bags. Also a wonderful way to keep them compacted inside the holder. I was thinking that might work for storage of my bags until I craft with them. Thanks for sharing the handy ideas.

  2. says

    That is a good idea. I think I might have more than 12 bags lying around though. I always seem to forget my reusable bags. Then after my cupboard gets full to the brim of plastic bags, I bring them to the store for recycle. LOL!

    I love Pinterest too, btw! Such great ideas.

  3. Christi says

    This project is such a great idea! I came across a website that sells printable vinyl, that is what i’m going to use instead of scrapbook paper and glue. You just print out a scrapbook paper pattern, cut to size peal and stick its that easy! Thanks for the great idea! The web site is

  4. says

    This is a really great idea. It’s simple, easy and so useful. I have a ton of plastic bags taking up space and had been thinking I needed a container of some sort to put them in. This is super cute and I love how you’re reusing the bags as well as the container. You rock!

  5. says

    oh, I love this idea. I always try to reuse the sanitizer wipe containers this is perfect! Our town is not going to allow plastic bags any more, but we have a bunch & I like to reuse them to be greener.
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  6. Tillie says

    I use one of these for unseen spare change in my car… so I better not do that one..Lol But I do love your idea for the grocery bags, thanks

    • amanda says

      Thank you! It is a great idea to use them for spare change also! I try to recycle any containers I can :)

  7. Michelle says

    Love this!

    so much nicer then those fabric tubes to stuff them in….. I going to have to make a few of these I’m sure…. I use my recyclable bags for trash liners and I refill my bean bags with them too, after scrunching them up….

  8. Ashley says

    Found this on Pinterest and just made one, I love it! Takes up so much less space and looks so much better

  9. Heather Blankenship says

    Love this Idea! My husband hates that I save everything, but if it can be used why throw it away! I’m so making these I might need 2 or 3 lol !


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