The truth is that that I really do try to recycle and be "green" and bring in the reusable shopping bags every-time I head to the store- and I have like 100 reusable bags in my trunk of my car so I do remember (I ended up inheriting all my college roommates bags when we graduated!) - Alas, I still forget. I still don't remember and ending up getting those stupid plastic ones when I check out. I hate using them because of where the end up - in trash dumps for ages. (Like in Nicaragua dump, they were everywhere. And kids play with them, and animals eat them).
Anyway, I digress.
So when I do get these bags, I don't want to throw them away (And I of course forget to take them with me when I go to the recycling center). I created this nifty and chic plastic bag holder. That way when I need a bag for storage, or for transportation, or something like that - they are neatly stored away.
Here is what I used
I got this map from a mailing-gone-wrong from Docotors without boarders. I am not a doctor, I don't know why they tried to recruit me, but thanks for the free map!
I got this tube from when I ordered a poster for E-bay! Of course I kept it to use it again.
Thats it. I cut the map in half, and then decoupage the heck out of it. And here is how it turned out:
Excuse the bad picture. But doesn't it look cool?
I admit, I still haven't hung it. It is sitting on the kitchen floor, but I do use it! Plastic Bags go in easily and come out easily now. Plus I love traveling and would love to see the world, so this reminds me of my passion and how amazing the world is. (Not mention this is an up-cycled project. You are welcome future children of mine) :-)
How do you store your plastic bags?