Baby Wipe Container To Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial

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No matter what time of year it is there is always room for more organization. For the most part, I try to stay organized and I succeed for the most part. Everything pretty much has its place. Now that place itself might not be what you called organized. Take plastic grocery bags for example. Do they have a home? YES! However, their home consists of getting shoved into a small cabinet in the kitchen. It’s not the most organized, tidy space ever. This Baby Wipe Container To Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial fixes that!

It is a perfect way to organize those bazillion grocery bags you have shoved into every nook and cranny. This container is stylish enough for the kitchen counter, the pantry, or even the car.

Baby Wipe Container To Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial

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Baby Wipe Container To Grocery Bag Dispenser Materials

If you have an infant or a young child you’re probably overflowing with empty wipe containers. It’s a good thing too because you need them.

A LOT of them.

sams club

That’s why I absolutely adore Sam’s Club. Not only do they give me the things I love in the quantities I need, they offer Scan and Go. With their Scan & Go app, you don’t have to wait in long lines to check out, you simply scan items with your phone as you’re shopping. From there you can complete your purchase and show the receipt as your leaving the club. It is something I wish every store had!


It’s the holidays and right now you can enjoy instant savings on Huggies diapers, pants, and wipes.

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How To Make A Grocery Bag Dispenser From A Baby Wipe Container

To get started, grab one of those empty baby wipe containers you have hanging around and make sure it’s clean. Using a hot glue gun and your favorite ribbons or fabric, glue strips around the entire container in layers. I used blue because it is my favorite color and two different kinds of burlap because I love a rustic feel. It just makes me feel homey!

burlap around container

blue ribbon around container

Next, carefully take off the lid to the baby wipe container. Spray paint it with your color of choice. I choose white to go with the whole farmhouse feel I love. Once the lid is dry, attach it back to the baby wipe container and embellish the heck out of it. I went simple and hot glued a pretty sunflower to it. Yellow is my pop color in my house so it works.

The spray paint may chip while using the container. I don’t care, though. It is part of the charm.

painted top of baby wipe container

To make the grocery bags dispense like wipes do, lay out one bag flat and push all of the air out. Fold it in half. Do this to 10-15 bags. Lay the handles on top of the previous bag forming a train.

You don’t want to use too many bags otherwise they might not dispense.

folding bags

At the beginning of your bag train, fold the handles to the first bag to the side and loosely roll down the train.

first bag

rolling bags

Once you reach the end of the train, place the handle you folded in the beginning into the dispenser slot and gently place the rolled bags in the baby wipe container.

bags in box

bag container

Pull the bag when you need one and the next one will follow.

pulled bag

I think it turned out super cute. Just remember you can use any colors and embellishments you wish. Make it your own and have fun! It’s a super simple way to be a little more organized especially if you have active babies around. If you do, you’ll need this tutorial and probably some Little Movers diapers too. In case you didn’t know, they offer an amazing fit that stays put during active play! Find them at Sam’s Club today!!

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  1. Kansas Bonanno says:

    awesome idea, we use our bags for smelly diapers too, its the only thing that saves the room! I love the big flower and burlap accents.

    • Thank you for the compliment! We use our baggies for everything but stinky diapers is the number one use often times 😉

  2. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says:

    I have one of these in my car. It’s not decorated or anything, but I use it for the bags! Such a smart idea.

    • Hey, it works undecorated just as well! ha! It definitely comes in handy too many times to count.

  3. How cool is this! We like keeping our grocery bags, because you never know when you’ll need them! Usually, they wind up cluttering the kitchen. This will help eliminate that issue!

  4. I definitely have plenty of those containers. I may need more than one for all the plastic bags that I have! #client

    • I use more than one container as well! We definitely have enough containers to hold all the bags, thankfully!

  5. That is an awesome idea. What a great way to store and use your plastic bags. I am totally doing this for sure.

  6. Laura @ MommyDearest says:

    This is such a great idea, Especially to keep close by for those extra smelly diapers. It’s a fantastic way to store the bags and looks super cute too.

    • We use the plastic bags for everything. So, it’s nice to have them handy, especially when stinky situations roll around. 😉

  7. This is a great idea and definitely going to do it. We save our plastic bags for our bathroom trash cans to have a bag in it for easy clean up to the outdoor trash bins. So we save a lot of them and this will help!

    • I think that’s a great idea. Recycling those bags not only saves money but definitely allows less plastic being used.

  8. Keki Cannon says:

    yes! I love this idea. I put mine in little old ziplock boxes but I love this instead. thanks for the tip

    • A ziplock box is a grand idea as well! This I like because the box isn’t as easily destroyed.

  9. What an awesome idea! I always have so many bags just shoved in a drawer and a few extra baby wipe containers laying around as well.

    • If you have kids, there’s definitely plenty of the supplies laying around to make this, haha!

  10. what a great idea! I have bags all over my house and now I know a way to keep them organized!

    • It’s easy for those bags to take over the house! It feels like you have so much more room when they’re organized!

  11. AnnMarie John says:

    I love this idea and I cannot believe I never thought of it before! It’s definitely going to keep all the plastic bags organized and the house is going to have less clutter because of it!

    • Oh yes, less clutter is what most of us prefer! I know I prefer things more organized, especially if it’s easy like this!

  12. What a neat idea. Something I would have never thought about. Definitely something to use the next time around

  13. Such a great idea for reuse of the container. Now if only I could have grocery bags back in my city!

  14. That is a great idea. It could be a fun activity for babyshowers. I will have to keep it in mind.

  15. This is a great idea!Especially to take on road trips. They are small enough to carry along and having plastic bags on road trips are so helpful. Thanks for sharing. I am going to make one. I have alot of empty wipe boxes.

    • I’m glad you found it so useful! I know we take it everywhere with us because we use bags for everything. Handy to have with you!

  16. This is such an amazing idea! I have so many of these bags that are just underneath my counter in storage. I need to make one of these for sure.

    • Ours used to sit in a drawer until they didn’t fit anymore. Then, they started taking up the kitchen entirely, haha! Definitely a good way to free up kitchen space!

  17. What a great idea! I have a drawer where I have just been stuffing these. This would be much easier

  18. Beverly Ricks says:

    I usually keep about 10 of them . But never thought about storing like this. I give most of my bags to the mission so people have bags to take there stuff home in. But I like this idea !

  19. Carrie goodin says:

    Ha! I shove them on side of my fridge. But Love this Idea.

    • The side of the fridge is a handy spot but I like having them so compact that’s it’s an easy grab and go option, too.

  20. Aqdas Ahmed says:

    I stuff them in a large plastic bag, which I keep under the kitchen sink. We use these shopping bags for our trash can liner.

    • We use them as trash bags as well. There are a ton of uses for these leftover plastic bags. Handy!

  21. I love this idea. I don’t like keeping a bag full of bags, it is messy and unsightly. Now I know the trick to getting them to pull out – cool!

  22. LOL this is something very doable and a great idea. Always have them plastic bags . I have a cloth type holder I made for mine, but this is a nice idea also in the baby wipes container . thanks for the idea . I always kept a few of these container trying to figure out what to use them for besides putting in the kids crayons.

  23. I love this idea, you can even make planters out of these, or use them in your summer gaming for outdoors.

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