While remodeling our kitchen, I realized that I didn't have shelving to hold all the manufactured prepackaged storage bag boxes. So, I decided to stand all the food storage boxes on their side to save space and to allow me to grab what I needed without having to slide out the other boxes. I installed a pull out drawer to hold all of them in the cabinet and added the food storage boxes, like aluminum foil, wax paper, parchment paper, and storage bags.
Here is how I made the Food Storage Bag Holder. It's quite easy and can be done in one hour with very little material.
Here are the supplies needed to make this DIY Food Storage Bag Holder.
1 - 4 inch PVC Pipe 10 inches long
Decorative Con-Tact Paper
Here are the tools:
1 Sharp Marker
Step 1: Buy 4 inch PVC pipe 10 inches long.
Step 2: Cut the PVC pipe in half (5-inch sections) with a hacksaw. This is half of the height of the gallon bags length and holds it up nicely.
Step 3: Clean up the edges with an emery paper. I added the Con-Tact Paper to the inside and outside of the PVC pipe. And using a black Sharpie marker, I colored the top and bottom of the PVC pipe.
That's it. And, here is the final product in its home. I didn't affix it to the drawer but you could.
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The cost was very inexpensive. We had all the supplies and tools on hand. To give you an example of how affordable this project is, the cost of a 10 ft 4-inch PVC pipe, it is $9.00.
If you don't use storage bags, you can use this for other things in the kitchen or other areas in the home, like cooking utensils. I hope this inspires you to think outside the box when it comes to organizing products in the home.
If you use storage bags, how do you store them? Do you leave them in the container? Have you created any organizing projects in your kitchen that you would like to share? Feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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This looks pretty easy to make. I might need to try it.
Go right ahead, Jason. It was easy.
Rose Mary Griffith
Hm...first my linen closet and now you have me reexamining my pantry!
All these bags--snack to gallon--and the wraps--wax to parchment, are on the top shelf of the pantry. I can reach them. if I'm wearing shoes!
It's not ideal and takes up space I could use for something else, but as yet, I've had no ideas. Hm...must go look!
For all those pesky plastic shopping bags? I stuff them into a square tissue box. That's in the bottom of the pantry. When it's full, off they go to the recycling bin. (Not my idea, but it sure works!)
Thanks for sharing, Rose Mary. That's a neat idea.
I like these DIY projects, I often do them myself, or try to create some.
As for me, I have so many of these bags stuffed in drawers, this will become quit handy.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for commenting. I love DIY projects too, especially easy ones like this. =)
Extremely clever storage solutions! It looks very interesting and it doesn't cost a lot. Great idea!!
Thanks! It was fun to make. Thanks for commenting.
Cute, creative and good use of left over supplies. What's not to love? 🙂
Thanks Susan. It was fun to make.
I just got this gunlike looking thing that vacuum seals stuff in reusable bags. This idea is perfect for storing those bags.
Great idea, Ken. Thanks for sharing. I think it can work for a lot of purposes. =)
The use of PVC Pipe apparently knows no bounds! I love this idea, though I do keep my Zip-loc bags in the box they came in on the bottom shelf of my pantry. I've been wanting to find or make some kind of box for all the plastic grocery bags I bring home. Right now I smoosh them all into one bag that hangs from a hook on the inside of the pantry door, but I'd rather have a container to hide them in.
Thanks for commenting, Jeri. There are lots of plastic bag holder out there. I have two of them. One in the main bathroom and one in the kitchen. Both areas are centrally located to where I need them. Click here to see the one we have for inspiration. NOTE: I did not include an affiliate link.
Great idea Sabrina! I love DIY organizer tricks. And I really like the idea of taking the bags out of their boxes and storing them vertically. Much easier than messing around with the boxes!
Thanks Hilda. It's one of my favorite DIY project. Thanks for commenting.
Genius idea, I am still looking for a good place to keep these items in my small kitchen. If I had a deep drawer like that, that pulled out I would use your idea.
You can buy the pull out drawers and attach it yourself. It's so easy to do. I found it at Lowe's or Home Depot. I think you have those stores in Canada, right? Thanks for commenting, Jill.
Yes, I leave storage bags in containers. I have an "odds and ends" drawer which is almost full to the brim.
I am particular with my kitchen and do not like utensils cluttering my surfaces - the few I have. However, these look ideal and rather cute.
Thank you, Phoenicia. Not many people care about their kitchen and where things go. If our kitchens are organized, I feel we are more likely to cook and eat healthier. Thanks for commenting.
Sabrina, I wish I could have you come into my kitchen and organize the whole thing. I will say that the organizers that we have in the kitchen have made such a difference. It is great to have things available so you can just grab them when you need them and not have to fiddle through messy drawers. This organizer seems like an economical and sanity saving home improvement.
Thanks Erica. It's easy and looks cute. It's one of my favorites. Thanks for commenting.
How clever! I have a pantry and quite a lot of storage space but I'm always looking for ways to be more efficient with my organizing and this looks like a wonderful project. Thanks!
Thanks Marquita. These easy and quick organizing projects are my favorite. =) Thanks for commenting.
This makes me want to take my plastic bags out of their boxes and do this just so I can display this with such craftiness! And I have plenty of drawer space for the ones I buy. You are so creative Sabrina.
Thanks, Patricia! I really enjoyed making them. They were so simple and very little money. My kind of project. lol
This is a clever and creative way to store storage bags. I have a a very narrow cupboard in my kitchen that seems custom made for storage bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and wax paper in their original packages. I am lifting them from on top of each other though.
Thanks for commenting, Donna. The smaller the kitchen the more likely we would need to be creative when storing supplies. =)
I love the idea for aluminum foil, etc. I have those and food storage boxes in one of my deep drawers but often find I have to more one or more to get at the one I want. Great Idea, Sabrina, one I'm going to put into practice (as soon as the snow gets up so I feel comfortable driving).
Thanks Lenie. It's a project I did about 2 years ago and it still is in use today. =) Thanks for commenting.
Clever idea for holding storage bags. Would personally opt to do them based on litres though which we use in Europe:-)
Yes, agreed. =)
I do use storage bags. I have them in a drawer in their boxes and there's never quite enough room for them, plus it isn't easy to get just one out. I love your simple directions and could follow them easily. Thanks for the great idea!
Thanks Beth. My goal is to make DIY projects easy so anyone can do it. People are more motivated to do a project when it's easy. Thanks for commenting.
I have lots of drawers, so I have space to keep all my storage bags in their original packages in one of the drawers, along with foil, waxed paper, etc. Once again, however, you have impressed me with your crafting skills!
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love little creative projects that help solve annoying issues in the home. Thanks for commenting, Janet.