Recycled Chevron Plastic Bag Holder

This project is one of the first things that popped into my mind when I was trying to think of things to make using an empty Clorox disinfecting wipes container for the current craft challenge.

Recycled Chevron Plastic Bag Holder

I needed somewhere to store my plastic shopping bags and this container seemed like the perfect solution. I just needed to figure out how to fancy it up a bit. I decided to dig through my fabric scraps and was happy with what I came up with. What do you think of it?

Make sure you send me your ideas for what I should make using one of these containers!

Supplies Needed to Make a Recycled Plastic Bag Holder:

  • Empty Clorox Wipes Container
  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge

Tools Needed:

  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Ruler
  • Foam Brush

The first thing you need to do is remove the label from the container. If you can’t get it completely off, don’t worry too much. You will be covering it up. Wash the container and dry it well.

Measure the height of the container and also around the container. Cut a piece of fabric to that size plus add an inch to the circumference measurement of the container. I used a rotary cutter, ruler, and a mat to cut my fabric, but you can use a pair of scissors if you want. If your fabric has a directional design, like mine did, keep that in mind as you cut it.

Cut the fabric for the clorox container

Remove the cover from the Clorox disinfecting wipes container and set it aside. Use a foam brush to spread a layer of Mod Podge all over the outside of the container. Cover all of the container except the bottom and the threads around the top where the cover will snap back on.

Spread Mod Podge

Wrap the fabric around the container, carefully pressing it onto the Mod Podge and working out any air bubbles. The ends of the fabric should overlap about an inch. You may have to brush a little glue onto the fabric where the two ends overlap. Once you have the fabric in place, brush another layer of Mod Podge over the fabric.

put fabric on container and Mod Podge Over it

Let the Mod Podge dry. I would suggest adding one more layer of Mod Podge, but you certainly don’t have to if you don’t want to. Once the Mod Podge is dry, you can snap the lid back on and fill the container with plastic bags. You can use it to hold other items too… How about filling it with cotton balls and displaying it on a bathroom shelf or using it to keep rags nearby but out of site.

What would you use this container for?

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8 comments for “Recycled Chevron Plastic Bag Holder

  1. 06/09/2014 at 2:36 pm

    This is so cute and clever! I love chevron (just made some chevron fabric artwork myself). What a great way to store those plastic bags. I’ll have to pin this idea!
    Found your blog on the Mad Skills link party 🙂

  2. 06/10/2014 at 2:07 pm

    What a cute way to hide those unsightly but extremely necessary plastic bags. I also like the way you have up-cyled the container 🙂 I’d love it if you’d stop bye and share this idea at our Caffeinated Crafter’s Link Party!
    Thanks for sharing Sherri.

  3. 06/10/2014 at 8:00 pm

    This is so brilliant, actually. I have sooooo many plastic bags but nowhere nice to put them. This may have just solved my problem!!

  4. 06/12/2014 at 11:00 am

    I love this idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  5. 06/12/2014 at 2:25 pm

    I love this idea! I like to keep plastic bags for all sorts of things, but they are so hard to keep compacted somewhere. This is great. I’m pinning. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 06/18/2014 at 10:11 pm

    This is a great idea! Mine are just clumped under my kitchen sink. Pinning so I can get started.

  7. Vikki
    11/21/2015 at 10:15 pm

    How about using it just like that w chevrons : to hold utensils like spatulas large spoons etc on the counter? Or add a lable and use as a canister(for easy cleaning/ changing items store / freshness – try linining it with a plastic bag). Or screw it into the back of a cabinet door – added storage – utensils, sponges, scour pads, trash bags etc. Or use as a vase fill w real or silk flowers wrap w ribbon & add bow & trim if desired. Or nail up or use two sided tape next to mirror in bathroom & store brushes, curling iron etc.add a ribbon around it & store bobby pins & barrettes. Cut it low & add succulents or a cool mid size house plant & use w a plant holder made from yarn – supper cute & on trend plus mega cheap! Add beads big chunky plastic or wood at the knots in the yarn (tons of diys on how to make plant hanger w yarn google it) or go to town & cover all of the yarn w beads& marble a tassle on the bottom? Yarn or bead? Add a boho shabby chic element by adding ribbon or lace bow on a pick or wooden skewer and some bling, crystals etc. Wow!

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