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DIY Plastic Bag Holder

by Kathleen Ballos

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

I want to start off by saying that I’m not a big fan of plastic bags. I keep cloth tote bags in the car for our big weekly shopping trip, and I know that plastic bags aren’t good for the environment. Sometimes, though, despite my best efforts, I’ll end up with a few from an unexpected grocery run or errand.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

I have a very small kitchen without a pantry or closet, so my cupboard space is very precious. With that in mind, I decided to make my own bag holder that looks nice enough to hang on the wall in my kitchen. If you’re going to use (and reuse) plastic bags, they may as well have a nice place to live! –-Kathleen 

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Supplies

-Marble contact paper
-Ruler
-Craft knife (and scissors)
-Pencil
-Hot glue gun
-Picture-hanging loops
-Foam core
-Mailing tube (4″ diameter)

Step 1: Use the ruler and pencil to mark two vertical lines on the mailing tube dividing it into two equal halves.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Step 2: Use the craft knife to very carefully cut along the lines you just drew. To make this bag holder, you’ll only need one half of the tube.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Step 3: Draw and cut a rectangle of foam core to fit directly behind the half tube you just cut.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Step 4: Hot glue the foam core rectangle and half tube together.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Step 5: Cut and attach pieces of marble contact paper into the interior of the top and bottom of the tube. (You can also apply a quick coat of paint to the edge of the tube if you like.)

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Step 6: Cut and attach a piece of contact paper to fit over the top of the half tube and wrap it around the back edge.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Step 7: Use the craft knife to trim off any excess contact paper.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

Step 8: Hot glue a picture-hanging loop onto the back of the bag holder.

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

DIY Plastic Bag Holder on Design*Sponge

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