You know how I love giving new use to thrown out or old stuff. I collect containers (don’t even get my started on my Crystal Light container collection) and found the perfect reuse for old Lysol wipes containers.
This is the perfect little gift to give yourself or a friend for the summer…a grocery bag container. These are wonderful to throw in a beach bag for wet suits. They are perfect to have in your car for summer road trips.
Whatever you reuse plastic bags for having a container full of them looks a heck of a lot better than stuffed in a drawer. Plus they are so much more portable this way.
Before we start, I should tell you that you can use baby wipes, empty baby wipe container, and baby wipes lid to innovate further.
I figured out how to fold them so that they are interconnected and one bag comes out at a time but pulls the next one out a little.
12 plastic grocery bags (I used Target ones)
Empty wipe container
Fabric Mod Podge
scissors or rotary cutter
1. Grab a dozen bags and flatten them out pushing all the air out.
2. Fold them in half again pressing all the air out.
3. Overlap the handles onto the top of the previous bag. Do this for all 11 bags lining them all up into one big row.
4. Fold the first bag’s handle upward. This will be your middle and the first bag you pull out of the container. All the other bags will be connected to this first one.
5. Now tightly roll up your bags tucking in the new handles as you roll.
6. After you roll up 12 bags you are ready to insert them into your wipes container.
7. Tuck the first bag’s handles through the top. Now you are done.
What do you mean done?
Don’t ya make it pretty?
Well okay if you insist!
8. Cut out a piece of fabric roughly 8” x 10”. With your foam brush “paint” Fabric Mod Podge onto the fabric.
The Mod Podge seals the edges and gives the fabric a durable water resistant surface.
9. After it is dry cut it to size. For one of the Lysol wipes containers I cut mine 7 1/8” x 10 3/8”.
Then glue it in place. It doesn’t need to be in perfect size. Just make based on what you like.
I use a spray adhesive because it is quick and easy but it is just as easy to use Mod Podge.
Overlap the pieces one over another. Adorable and practical!
I LOVE IT!
Some more customization tips:
- You can decorate the reused wipes container with beads, stickers, and glitter.
- The size needs to be customized based on what you store inside – medicines, legos, toys, snacks, or bandages for your first aid kit.
- Introduce this tutorial as a craft to your kids and play with different sizes of wipes containers and turn them into drawer organizers to place in laundry room, bathroom, or in other storage spaces.