Plastic bags from the grocery store can take up a lot of room in a kitchen, pantry or bathroom. A cute way to keep them under control is by keeping them in a bag holder that looks like a doll. Easy to make, you won't mind displaying this because it looks like anything but a plastic bag holder. You can use either a fabric doll that you purchase at a craft store, or even a child's 12-inch plastic doll.
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Things you need
- Doll with dress
- Fabric, approximately 20 inches by 10 inches
- Elastic, roughly 12 inches long
- Safety pin
- Craft glue or hot glue
- Yarn or plastic ring
- Sewing machine
- Measuring tape
Cut a strip of fabric with a length roughly 20 inches long.
Sew the fabric to the hem of the doll's dress. The new "dress" should measure about 27 inches from the shoulder to the bottom.
Sew a 1-inch seam binding about 3 inches from the bottom of the fabric. You can put it on the inside of the fabric or the outside, depending on how you like the look.
Using a safety pin to help pull it through, thread the 12 inches of elastic through the seam binding. Sew the rough edges down.
Attach the ring or yarn to the back of the doll's head with craft glue or a hot glue gun so that it can hang on the wall. Just place a small dot on the back of the head and press the ring or yarn into the glue. You may need to hold it there for a few seconds.
Insert plastic bags through the bottom of the doll hanger.
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