Rather than buy a plastic bag holder for your recycled bags, make one. This is a guide about making a plastic bag holder.
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 "...
Ever figure out where to put those tons of plastic bags you get when you go to the groceries? Here's a cheap way to do it while teaching your young ones the value of recycling!
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.
What a clever idea! I have bags in bags in bags in bags! I need this! Thank you
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. So I just had to find a free sewing pattern to make one for myself. I made several for friends who lived out of state, then the very last one I made for myself. If you look closely at the photo, you might find the mistake that I made. The palm trees are upside down, I had sewn the hanging loop on the wrong end of the bag and it was too much work to correct the mistake. I hang my plastic bag holder on a hook leading down to our basement. Now whenever I need a trash bag, I know where to find one.
This pattern was created by Diane DeArmond
By MCW from NY
I made those for just about everyone I know as gifts. It doesn't take much fabric. I don't know if you ran elastic through the bottom, I assume so. I used up elastic I had on hand. I was making them in colors to match people's kitchens and also...
Make a plastic shopping bag holder from a shirt sleeve. This one was my mom's (gee! she would be so proud of me!)
From other items of her clothing, I cut designs and stitched them on. I used part of the blouse for the hanger cord and attached it with 2 mini fabric yoyo's. (Near the bottom you can see it is a sleeve).
Now we have even more fond memories in the kitchen of mom. Thanks Mom!
By melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO
We did a similar thing with a pants leg from a pair of jeans that lost their bottom around the pockets. We actually split the pants in half, used a rope through the belt loops to sinch the top together and hang it by. Used a thick rubber band around the bottom...
To organize your plastic bags, try making a plastic bag dispenser. With the plastic bag dispenser, you can now store your plastic bags nicely. Simply fold each plastic bag and drop it into the dispenser and retrieve it at the bottom of the box when you need it.
By Jasmine from Singapore
I use two different dispenser, both can be decorated if you like. Even just with contact paper.
1. Take an old coffee can and make a cross cut through the top. Pack all the bags you can into the can, pull out one at a time, as you need them. I keep one in...
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.
I know these have been made before, but I have not seen them here. This is a bag holder, for, in this case, grocery size bags, which we reuse in our small trash containers throughout the house. We are aware of the push to go "green" but that is quite expensive, and not in our income ability at this time. We do have need of liners for the small trash cans, and our rural garbage carrier asks that the trash, is put in bags for their convenience in loading.
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