Tip of the Day
Recycle your grocery bags by making them into other items besides just trash bags. Check out these cool sites for some very creative ideas.
I always seem to have a lot of these. How about you?
I also have a lot of these. Mostly from our wedding. (There's even more than what is pictured here.)
So I've combined the two to make a Grocery Bag Holder. It is so easy and CHEAP! I've already got one in my pantry, but I figured I could use one in my craft room, considering I use grocery bags in my trash cans and to hold projects.
To start, all you need is a hand towel, some elastic (it can be bigger in width), some ribbon, and your sewing machine.
First, cut the tag off, this way it doesn't get in the way or get pulled out when you are removing trash bags.
Next, cut your elastic about 4-5 inches SHORTER than the width of your towel.
Sew and backstitch the elastic to the towel.
Then pull the elastic tight as you sew. This will pull the ends of the towel in.
Do this to both sides.
Pin the 2 lengthwise sides of the towel together.
Just a closer shot for you.
Then sew from the top to the bottom. Make sure to backstitch or you'll be sorry because your thread will begin to pull and your stitches will come out from all the pulling as you get your trash bags out.
Attach a ribbon to the elastic on one side of the towel. Then sew the ribbon to the towel.
Voila! You now have a clean and easy way to store your grocery bags.