Plastic bags are multi-purpose objects that can come in handy in various situations and be useful all around the house. Here are some ideas for using them that may not have crossed your mind so far.
1. Stinky Diapers
If you have a baby in the house, you know what diapers smell like- if you don’t, you don’t want to know, trust us. So before throwing them away, collect them in plastic bags and throw them away when these are full.
2. Travel Odor-free
When traveling, put your shoes in a plastic bag and then in the suitcase, so that any shoe odor doesn’t affect your clothes.
3. Pick Up Dog Poop
When you take your dog for a walk, make sure you have some plastic bags with you so you can pick up their poop afterward.
4. Crinkle Toys
If you have a kid, you can stuff crinkle toys using plastic bags- quick, cheap and easy.
5. Storing Shoes
When storing season shoes, make sure you stuff them with plastic bags so they don’t lose their form.
6. Stuff Outdoor Pillows
See here how to make outdoor pillows using plastic bags. It’s so quick and easy you won’t believe it.
7. Water-proof Bag
Follow these detailed instructions to make fancy-looking water-proof bags.
8. Lamp Shade
Here’s a smart way to reuse plastic bags: make a ruffled lamp shade following this tutorial.
9. Plastic Bag Mandalas
Grab a bunch of plastic bags, an exacto knife and tape, and make beautiful meditation mandalas.
10. Wrap Grassware
When moving into a new home, fragile stuff like glassware can be wrapped in plastic bags so they don’t break easily.
11. Trash Can Trick
See here a cool plastic bag and trash can hack that will make your life a little easier.
12. How To Store Them
Store your plastic bags into empty lysol wipes containers and use them when necessary.
13. Paint Tray Hack
Line a paint tray with plastic bag before use and make clean up a two-second job. Thank us later.
14. Kitty Litter Tray
Make cleaning your kitty litter tray easier by lining it with a plastic bag before adding the sand.
15. Cast Protection
Cover your cast for a broken arm/leg with a plastic bag when you shower so you protect it from water.
Upcycle plastic bags by turning them into a cute wreath for your door. Doesn’t it look elegant?
Find out here how to make a cute basket out of plastic bags. Doesn’t it look impressive?
Did you know you can turn plastic bags into rope or yarn? Well, now you do.
19. Easter Basket
Shred plastic bags to make fake grass for your Easter baskets- how cool is that?
20. Pick Up Trash
Take a plastic bag at the park with you and pick up any trash you see, then throw it away.
21. Cover Car Mirrors
Wrap the mirrors of your car with plastic bags before a snowstorm so it’s easier to clean afterward.
22. In The Car
Always keep an extra trash bag in your car- you never know when car sickness will hit!
23. Dispose Of Cooking Oil
Forget about the bad habit of pouring used cooking oild down the drain. Pour it in a plastic bag and then throw it away in the trash.
24. Keep Paint Rollers Wet
During your lunch break when painting walls, wrap the paint rollers in a plastic bag to keep them wet.
25. Protect Your Phone
Keep one in your beach bag to put in your mobile so you protect it from water and sand.
Follow this tutorial and make a beautiful kite out of recycled plastic bags.
Why not use a plastic bag as a smock when cutting your kids’ hair? Who would say no to less mess?
28. Make A Soccer Ball
Make a soccer ball out of reused plastic bags- kids will get excited about creating their own toy.
29. DIY Rug
If you’d like to weave recycled plastic bags into a rug, then follow these instructions.
30. Fusing Plastic Bag
This detailed tutorial will help you make a unique bag that noone will believe is handmade.
31. Crocheted Sandals
Here’s another cute idea for upcycling plastic bags: handmade crocheted sandals.
32. Crashed Cookies
Whenever you need crashed cookies for a recipe, you can put them in a food-safe plastic bag and crash them using a rolling pin.
33. Pastry Bag
Whenever a recipe calls for a pastry bag, you can substitute for a simple food-safe plastic bag, pour in the filling you want and snip one of the corners. There you have it.
34. Cover Clothes
Cover seasonal clothes that you won’t be using for a while to protect them from dust.
35. Play Parachute
Use a buch of plastic bags to make a parachute that will keep your kids entertained in the garden.
36. Flower Craft
See here how to make an easy flower craft. Your kids will love it.
37. Paint Walls
Use plastic bags instead of paintbrushes and rollers to paint walls. Find the details here.
38. Transport Unpotted Plants
If you happen to have an unpotted plant and want to transport it, just wrap it in a plastic bag. This way the soil will remain moist for a while.
39. Fill In Gaps
Use plastic bags to fill in cavities around pipes or anywhere around the house. They can come in really handy.
40. Protect Fruit
When your fruit is almost ripe, you can wrap it using a plastic bag to protect it from bugs or frost.