Introduction: Tissue Box-Style Plastic Bag Holder
Like pretty much everybody, my family has a huge stash of plastic grocery bags used for scooping cat/dog poop, carrying things, you name it. We used to cram our bags into a cabinet in the kitchen, but my OCD and I really didn't like how disorganized that was, so I decided to make a neater, more compact one. It looks and works like a tissue box, the only difference is that it's bigger, and, well, it doesn't contain tissues.
Pretty nifty, eh? :D
Step 1: Ingredients
You don't need much, just
I probably used about 75 bags. How many you use depends on how many you have and how deep your box is. Also, make sure your bags are all approximately the same size and shape.
A Cardboard Box with a Lid
Your box should be about 12" wide, 36" long, and 5" deep, but the depth can vary. Plastic bags are remarkably squishy creatures, and they can fit into pretty much any box depth. My box was a bit wider than I wanted, so I padded the edges with crumpled-up tissue paper. My measurements are for normal sized plastic grocery bags, you can adjust for larger or smaller bags.
For cutting a hole in the box's lid through which the bags can come out.
Step 2: Bags
Flatten out your bags. You could also do this as you go.
Step 3: Folding
Step 4: Make a Hole
Congratulations, you just finished the trickiest part. All that's left to do now is to cut a slit in the lid of the box for the bags to come through. Using your scissors or x-acto knife, cut the hole in the middle of the box. Mine was a little less than a foot long and about 3 inches wide.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
To finish, youst put everything in the box, as per the video:
[ [Video(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4A3rGuN5-o) ] ]
Yay! You're done! If you want, you can decorate the box. I didn't, because it already had a pretty pattern.
That was my first instructable, how'd I do?