Most of the time we use fabric bags for our shopping, but we do seem to collect plastic bags regardless. I have to admit they’re handy for lining small trash cans among other uses. Until recently, I didn’t have a convenient place to store the half dozen or so plastic bags that seem to have a permanent home in my kitchen. As part of this month’s #CraftRoomDestashChallenge I came up with a quick solution for plastic bag storage.
The idea behind the Craft Room Destash Challenge is to use the supplies we already have. We’re allowed $10 to purchase materials to help complete the project. I spent a couple euros to buy a can of potato chips. It was a chore to eat them, but somehow I managed (you know that’s sarcasm, right?). The full list of materials is below.
- empty potato chip can
- medium weight decorative paper (heavy enough to prevent the can’s label from showing through)
- spray adhesive
- double sided tape
- other embellishments as desired
First measure the height of the can. Place the ruler beneath the rim so the paper won’t interfere with the lid and measure to the just above the bottom ridge. Transfer the measurements to the back of the paper, draw a line and cut out.
Next, wrap the paper around the can, factor in a half inch or so overlap, and make a mark on the paper. Extend the mark, draw a line and cut.
Use a piece of double sided tape along the length of the can and another around the top, just under the rim. Stick the cut edge of the paper lengthwise to the tape. Spray the back of the paper with adhesive and carefully wrap the paper around the can, pressing the edge to adhere the paper around the top.
Add another piece of double sided tape where the paper overlaps to complete the wrap.
If desired you could cut an X or a slit in the lid so you can pull the bags through but I opted to skip this step.
Fill your decorated can with plastic bags and place it where it’s handy for grabbing a bag whenever you need one.
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