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.
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.
Let’s get DIY-ing!
- 12 Plastic shopping bags
- Round cleaning wipes container
- Scrapbook Paper
- Paper Cutter
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
Step 1 – Fold plastic bags in half and lay on the table on top of each other as shown in the diagram below.
Step 2 – Roll up. Keep the handle of the last bag out so you can pull this one out first.
Continue rolling until you have rolled up all 12 bags like this. I pre-folded bags in half and set them beside what I was currently rolling and added them in as I needed them.
Step 3 – Place bags in container and close. Pull a little bit of the bag out of the top and close lid.
Step 4 – Next, I cut the label off of the container and used it to measure my scrapbook paper. Once the scrapbook paper is cut, I brushed on a vertical line of Mod Podge where the glue was from the paper I just removed from the container. I simply wrapped the paper around the container and applied a bit of Mod Podge to the seam to glue it down good. I also traced a circle onto my paper using the bottom of my vitamin bottle and adhered it to the top of the container with Mod Podge to add a little bit more decoration.
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 tutorial. Please check out our crafts section for more tutorials and DIY ideas.