Stop stuffing your bags in more bags and do something about that clutter with these easy DIYs.

By Hannah Bruneman
December 30, 2016

We're all guilty of hoarding plastic shopping bags. Whether you save and recycle them at your grocery store or reuse them in innovative ways, there is no denying that finding a place to store them always proves to be a challenging task. Bags stuffed with more bags isn't exactly pleasing to the eye. So, we found ways you can collect your plastic bags in a more stylish and sleek manner. Choose from one of the five options below and, trust us, you'll be happy you did.

1. Sew Fast Solution

Smashed Peas and Carrots

This DIY storage solution to your grocery bag woes may look complicated, but it only takes 10 minutes. Use your favorite fabric pattern to sew a narrow home for your bags to stack. A hole at the bottom makes for a great bag dispenser!

2. Keep it Contained

Tatertots and Jello

Before you throw out that empty wet wipe container, think about all its potential! This creative blogger folded and rolled her plastic bags to fit inside the slim canister so that she could pull bags out one at a time as needed. These are perfect for the car!

3. Grab Bags


This simple carryall is the best solution to collecting plastic bags. Using our pattern, you can make your own bag that is just as fashionable as it is functional. We love recycling our plastic bags at the grocery store and then using our sturdy carryall to tote the groceries home!

4. Hang in There

Cut Out and Keep

If your linen closet can spare a little room, this storage solution is for you. Sew a stylish bag that is made to fit onto a coat hanger. When you need to access it, your collection of bags will be right there waiting, and when you'd rather keep it out of sight, just close the door.

5. Boxed In

Soho Sonnet

If you can wrap a present, you can make this DIY grocery bag holder. Use hot glue and fabric to turn an unused cardboard box into something you actually need! We love how well the sturdy box fits under our sink, too.


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