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Easy DIY Plastic Bag Holder

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How do you make a plastic bag holder?

I took repurposed a bleach wipe container into a plastic bag holder. It’s affordable, easy, cleans up all of those messy bags, and re-purposes a container you might have recycled. This project is adaptable for trash bags as well.

An empty bleach wipe container  bags  wall stickers alphabet stickers

For this project I used:

  • An empty bleach wipe container
  • bags
  • wall stickers
  • alphabet stickers

Easy DIY Plastic Bag Holder Video

Remove the label from an old container and clean it up.

Remove the label from an old container and clean it up.

I applied the wall sticker to the container.  You could also use shelf liner, wall paper, paint, or any stickers you like.

I applied the wall sticker to the container. You could also use shelf liner, wall paper, paint, or any stickers you like

Next I added letter stickers which is an optional step. You could also just write it on there.

Next I added letter stickers which is an optional step. You could also just write it on there.

Now it's time to add your bags. We have just stuffed them in there and pulled them out. If you are looking for a great tutorial on now to fold them and get them to pull out nicely go here:

Now it’s time to add your bags. We have just stuffed them in there and pulled them out. If you are looking for a great tutorial on now to fold them and get them to pull out nicely go here:

Put the lid back on and pull one up towards the top.

Put the lid back on and pull one up towards the top.

Close the lid and store it.  I have several of these now and here are some locations of where we store ours:

Close the lid and store it.

How do you make a plastic bag holder?  I took repurposed a bleach wipe container into a plastic bag holder. It’s affordable, easy, cleans up all of those messy bags, and re-purposes a container you might have recycled.  This project is adaptable for trash bags as well.

I have several of these now and here are some locations of where we store ours:

  • In all bathrooms
  • In the kitchen
  • In cars
  • In bedrooms or where ever you have other trashcans for easy access.

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34 Comments

  1. What a great idea! I love your organization ideas. So easy and looks great.

    1. Thank you Linda, I like the way it cleans up the mess in the cabinets 😉

  2. Naomie Moore says:

    So pretty! Where I live in CA we no longer get bags when shopping, (it has been so long, I can’t remember when it started! At least 10 years ago, probably more), you have to bring your own. They charge between 10 – 25 cents per bag, even the shops in the mall are doing away with bags or charging for them. Some vendors that still give bags, food take out, for example, are going back to a recycled paper product. Hang on to those bags before they are a “thing of the past!”

    1. Thanks Naomie, and I think that is fantastic that CA is encouraging bringing your own bag. When we traveled to Europe this past summer, all of the stores were like that there as well. I try to use my own bags most of the time, I only use these when I need new trash bags 🙂

  3. Gah! I love this! How cute is this?! I love upcycled things like this, and I never would have thought of this 🙂 Stopping by from Link it Up Wednesday

    1. Thank you Ani and I’m so glad you like it. Hopefully this will inspire you too 🙂

  4. SOOO much better than a bag full of bags under the sink!

    1. Thank you Julie. My husband’s grandma had taught us a special way to fold them to reduce the space under the sink, but I like this even more. 🙂

  5. I love it as a piggy bank

  6. Sadly, NY has also eliminated plastic bags – We used to used to recycle them and reuse daily. This would have been a great way to keep them in the kitchen!

    1. Thank you Patti, and I know most places are eliminating them. We mostly use recycled bags, but from time to time still end up with plastic. I plan to keep my kitchen roll and small trash bags in these when the plastic bags go away 🙂

    2. Such a great idea and so pretty. NJ not only won’t let you use plastic but now paper bags at the food store will be out.

      I’m all for recycling but this is ridiculous.

      Thanks for the inspiration

      Cindy

      1. Thank you so much Cindy, I’m so sorry for all the difficulty!

  7. Great idea, Chas, but like Naomie said, we no longer use plastic bags in our state either. We’re going to have to brainstorm new ideas for these containers. I know you’ll come up with something!

    1. Thank you Ann, I know that’s happening in most states. I plan to keep my small trash bags that I buy in them.

  8. Great idea! I love those kinds of containers for repurposing. I have a container that powdered coffee creamer came in that I use for bird seed.

    Tania

    1. Thank you so much and I love those ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I recently created a few of my wipes container into bag dispensers and love it! It certainly frees up space on a few of my shelves – to add more junk, lol!

    1. Thanks for sharing Gail and I’m so glad you’re loving these too!

  10. Cool idea and it keeps them all tidy. We dont get bags anymore and i do miss them.

  11. Brilliant as always Chas! I try not to get too many plastic bags, but they show up somehow anyway! This is a fabulous idea – thanks a million!

    1. Thank you so much Barbara, and I’m right there with you. We mostly use collapsible crates, but every once and a while we end up with some too.

  12. I just LOVE upcycle projects which are functional in nature !! We had made such a trash ‘bin’ from the Pringles container for Earth day for my sons school project. But yours is by far so chic. Such a fabulous looking container.
    Dropping by from the Do it over designers blog hop, Chas.
    Have a fabulous week.
    Naush

  13. Can’t wait until ours is empty to try this. Of course that won’t take long with a pandemic lol!

  14. Chas, what a great idea! Since we cannot use our cloth bags at Safeway, I hate getting all these plastic ones. But I do re-use them to feel less guilty and I also hate tossing out my disinfectant wipe container. Now I can utilize both! Leave it to you to come up with this great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Mary, I’m thrilled you think so! I try to use my recycled bags as much as possible, but we too are having stores not allow us to bring those in.

  15. This is such a great idea and you made it pretty too. We still have bags in our state (for now) and they end up all over the floor of my pantry in a mess. So glad you shared this idea on the hop.

    1. Thank you so much Donna, even when the bags go away for us, we can still put regular trash bags in them too. I have these everywhere and I really love to have it in my car. With kids we always seem to need a trash bag at some point.

  16. Chas, this is great. I’ve made a plastic bag dispenser from a tissue holder before, but this would hold up so much better! And of course I have lots of wipe containers right now.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Thank you so much Richella and thank you for the feature! I use them everywhere… car, kitchen, bathroom, etc. They’ve been great!

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