Non-Sewing Projects

An empty Clorox Wipes can decorated and turned into a plastic bag holder.  I saw this posted on Pinerest.  Here is where I got my information from and learned how to roll the bags that go in the container.

You need Mod Podge, a foam brush, and paper or fabric to cover your container.

This container is larger than the one in the original instructions.  It is about 14 inches around.  I used 12" x 12" scrapbook paper.  Cut two pieces of paper to the sizes needed to fit the container.
Cover you container with Mod Podge.  Carefully lay the paper on and smooth out the wrinkles as best as possible.  Cover the paper with Mod Podge.  Let dry and repeat several times.  I put 4 coats off matte finish Mod Podge on mine.

Next I cut apart a 12" x 12" piece of card stock.  I used double stick tape to put these pieces of card stock where I wanted them.  Then I added 3 more layers of Mod Podge.  Let each layer dry before adding the next layer.

 A little different view.

 Another view.

The back side of the can.  I used stickers to fill in where the card stock didn't cover.  The stickers were put on at the same time as the card stock.

How to roll the bags that go inside the can.

Smooth out the plastic bags and fold them in half.  Overlap the handles of each bag over the previous bag.

Fold the handles of the first bag to the side.  Push the air out of each bag before you roll it up or you will have a big bubble at the bottom.
Start rolling.  The instructions I read said to roll tightly.  That didn't work for me.  Next time I will use a thin marker or a fat pen to roll the first bag around.  I had to pull the first three bags out to get just the handles sticking up out of the center of the roll.  The first three bags came out as if they were one bag.

Here are 40 bags rolled together and ready to go in the container.
 One more look at the finished product.

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