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Take an old doll and recycle into a cute plastic bag holder.
Approximate Time: one hour
I have the dolls on several doors in the house. It makes it so easy to always have a plastic bag when you need one.
I have been able to find dolls with themes to give to match my friends hobbies and personalities. We all know the joy in making is as much fun as the giving.
By Tedebear from San Jose, CA
Hi, could you please send me the pattern and instruction in my e mail.
Thanks for your attention.
Editor's Note: Gaby, you didn't provide an email address. However all the instructions are on this page. At the top, there is a "print" option which will let you print it right from this webpage. Good Luck!
One last tip: Segregate plastic bags that have holes in them versus those that do not have holes. Place them in different dispensers. Label your dispensers as appropriate so there will be no guessing needed which one is which.
The only reason I like a Kleenex box better is that it's easier to move. On the other hand, it's also easier to lose!
Here is a handy way to store extra plastic bags that can easily be made from a common bandana. This is a guide about bandana storage tube for plastic bags.
Here is one idea for making a plastic bag saver using the sleeve from a man's shirt. Repurposing and reusing all in one. This is a guide about making an upcycled plastic bag saver.
Oh, how I enjoy shopping for bargains. During the warmer months, DH and I love to go to all kinds of garage sales. At one of the sales, I saw something hanging on a nail which was stuffed full of plastic shopping bags.
Make a plastic shopping bag holder from a shirt sleeve. This one was my mom's (gee! she would be so proud of me!)
To organize your plastic bags, try making a plastic bag dispenser. With the plastic bag dispenser, you can now store your plastic bags nicely.
Keeping your plastic bags organized for reuse can be done in a variety of ways. This is a guide about DIY plastic bag dispenser.
Making a Plastic Grocery Bag Holder. I found a stretchy short sleeve shirt with 3 buttons at neckline that was stained and planned to throw out as material not good for cleaning. . .
Take a piece of flexible aluminum dryer vent duct and make sure you put something on the edges like duct tape as it may be sharp. Cut it about 38 inches or how long you want it to be, curl it so it makes 1/2 of a circle, and stuff your store bags in it.
A sleeve that zips out of a jacket makes a good plastic bag dispenser.
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These are made of scraps of fabric, or can be made of worn out pants legs, or sleeves, use your imagination.
Close a seam down the side, and enclose the top with an opening on each end to run a tie through for attaching over a hook on the back of a door, or a hook in a closet. Put a strip of elastic on the bottom, drawing it just tight enough so that the size bags you are using can be pulled through, but do not fall out easily. When you stitch the hem up over the elastic, make sure you secure each end to the tightness you want.
We have these in the garage for reusing large leaf bags, and the uses are endless. Hope you enjoy making, even sharing them.
By Loretta from Theodore, AL