Hey there everyone! I am back this week with my fellow blogger friends to bring you all the organizational DIYs your heart could possibly desire! You have to take a look at the links provided below…there are some really great ideas to organize yourself! Lol! I am coming in with a super simple, EASY is the name but problem solving is the game, diy ziploc baggie storage organizer idea!
Do you ever have the problem of the boxes of baggies ending up on the floor of your pantry? I do, it seems like every time I grab a bag, the box goes flying or I’m flicking the box around trying to get it to let go of my bag! Not any more! A few scrap pieces of 1/2″ plywood…BOOM, problem solved!
Now, I found out during this project that I am not a scroll saw artist! LOL! My scrolling skills need some major work, but dang this little crafty build sure helped me solve a major problem! I whipped up all three of these in a matter of about an hour and a half! Worth every minute of that 90 minutes to have this problem solved! Maybe I am the only one annoyed daily with my ziploc bags jumping off the shelf, but I can’t possibly be the ONLY one, can I? ???? (Note – when I use the term ziploc bag, I am referring to the type of plastic bags, I am not sure why but I call all of them Ziploc bags even though some may be Hefty, some might be generic, etc.)
Originally I wanted to do an one piece organizer that held all of the bags in one shelf type thing, but as I worked on it, this was way easier so that you can make as many or as few as you need!
Anyway, why keep chit chatting when you could already have a couple of these babies built!???? I built two different sizes to accompany gallon size bags, and then the sandwich bags and quart size bags were ultimately the same size. I realized in looking at all the gazillion box sizes at Walmart, that it really only changed size when you bought more of a select size! I bought the medium/large size boxes in the three sizes because if you build them, you can always have a smaller size in a box with extra room but you can’t really work it the other way! Lol!
These really are too easy for a printable version of ‘plans’ so I will just walk you through step by step and you should be able to easily whip them up in a jiffy!
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- 1 – 2×4 project panel (this will make 6 boxes)
- various size ziploc bags
- wood glue
- brad nailer
- 3/4″ brad nails
- screws to attach boxes to wall
- scroll or jig saw
- drill bit
1 – 1/2″ piece cut down to 12 1/2″ x 6″ (front)
2 – 1/2″ piece @ 6″ x 4″ (sides)
1 – 1/2″ piece @ 11 1/2″ x 4″ (bottom)
2 – 1/2″ pieces @ 11 1/2″ x 2″ beveled at 45 degrees off square along one whole edge to create a french cleat to hang
Quart and Sandwich Size:
1 – 1/2″ piece cut down to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (front)
2 – 1/2″ pieces @ 5 1/2″ x 4″(sides)
1 – 1/2″ piece @ 7 1/2″ x 4″ (bottom)
2 – 1/2″ pieces @ 7 1/2″ x 2″ beveled 45 degrees off square along one whole edge to create a french cleat to hang
I can’t wait to create more of them for my trash bags and so many other items! The ideas just keep coming and I can’t build the stuff fast enough! Lol!
To get started I just cut down all my pieces for one box.
I hand sketched an oval, or something like that shape…maybe eye ball shaped!???? And drilled a hole to start the scroll saw or jig saw blade.
I cut the shape, whatever you want to call it, out with the scroll saw to make the space to grab the bag!
Add a little glue to the sides and set the front that you just cut onto them and brad nail them in place. The front should be flush with the edges.
Add glue to the bottom and brad nail it as well. This is where I found out after I finished my boxes that my photographer had quit????…so sketchup pics will have to do!
Add the back, top part of the cleat. Make sure you face it to where it will set inside the one attached to the wall later…place the longer edge towards the back! Glue and brad nail it as well.
Screw the other beveled piece onto the wall. Make sure it is facing where the box can hang on it…place the longest edge to the front.
And yeah, it’s ready for bags and a close up! Dang! That was soooo easy, right?! You betcha! Now repeat it as many times as you want based off of how many different kinds of bags you buy!
Paint them, stain them, leave them natural…finish them in any means you would like! And if you want to label them but you are like I am and don’t have a cricut or similar machine, just print out the words in a font you love, mirror image them before printing.
Flip them over onto the spot you want the word and rub over it with a pencil!
Remove the paper and wowza! That was easier than using a cricut!
Hang them up and enjoy…now I am going to finish cleaning out the pantry!???? Wish me luck!
Now make sure and go check out the other FABULOUS ladies who created a organizational project today as well! And have a wonderful Monday!
See you soon!
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