Introduction: How to Make Your Own Ziploc Bag

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This tutorial is a really quick way on how to make your own Ziploc bag with the use of a plastic bottle and any open bag with a hole needing to be sealed for future use.

Step 1: Step 1: Sealed Bag

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Take any bag with a hole in it that needs to be sealed (i.e. a bag of rice). Simply seal the bag and minimize the amount of air in the bag by squeezing the empty part of the bag.

Step 2: Step 2: Cut Bottle

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(CAUTION: Be careful with the knife as you may accidentally cut yourself!) Next, take an empty plastic bottle, preferably a water bottle, and lay it on its side. Take a knife and cut the bottle where it starts to even out from the lid to the side all the way around until the bottle is in two separate pieces, the cone-like top and the cylinder with no top.

Step 3: Step 3: Twist and Twirl

Next grab the bag and twist and twirl the empty part until it is tight and string-like. It doesn't matter how long the excess bag is just make sure it is sealed tight.

Step 4: Step 4: Insert Bottle Top

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With the twisted bag in one hand, take the cone shaped bottle top and insert it, top facing up, along the twisted part of the bag. Simply pull the twisted part of the bag through the bottle for full security.

Step 5: Step 5: Un-spin Bag

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Next you must un-spin the twisted part of the bag and pull the bag back down and over the cone. It is done correctly if the bag looks upside down.

Step 6: Step 6: Close the Lid

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Finally, all you must do to seal the bag is simply take the bottle cap and tightly close the bottle. If all steps were done correctly, you will have created your homemade Ziploc bag using a plastic bottle that will not spill out.


Donna Wall (author)2015-08-14

Love the idea gonna try it with my huge bag of rice. Thanks

joen (author)2013-05-22

Wouldn't it be simpler to just pore the contents of the bag into the bottle? The bottle seems to be the same capacity as the bag and the bottle is sturdier than the bag. Also isn't there already an instructable with the same idea only with a larger jar lid?

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