Feb 5, 2012

Plastic, Please

Last weekend we found ourselves with a sick, puking toddler...in the car. If you have had this happen, it is 10 times more difficult to console a sick kiddo in a car. Luckily I had a portable, foldable potty seat that came with plastic baggies! The perfect thing to help Mr E while sick and made me feel more at ease.

We used bags for dirty clothes, for dirty baby wipes in cleaning up, and other soiled items. This used up my baggie stash. I have had this fabulous tutorial saved for months and never found time to do it. This incident was the perfect motivator to get the job done!

I used an old bleach wipes container, 15 plastic grocery bags, and wallpaper cut to size to fit my wipes container {approx. 7.375in x 11in}. I got the wallpaper from old sample books that Lowe's was giving away. It was fun to tear out my favorites to use for future projects! I used this tutorial from Tatertots and Jello to roll the baggies together. This method makes the bags self dispensing and so convenient for in the car or other travel. I also used adhesive spray as suggested to adhere the wallpaper to the canister.

I love how this turned out and it only took 15 minutes to complete the project. We are now ready for any traveling adventure!! Stay tuned for an amazing sugar cookie recipe just in time for Valentine's Day!


  1. Good idea with this! Also a great idea to eve have some wipes handy in the car for messes. I need to remember this when my son is a little older.

  2. I pinned this idea a while ago...it's probably about time I made one up! You know, before I really need it!
    Yours is pretty :)

  3. I love upcycling containers- I recently did some little lolly canisters.
    Your looks great!

  4. This is so smart. Love a good upcycle. Would be delighted for you to link this up to Mop It Up Mondays (going on through Friday): http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

  5. Looks great! These would also be good for storing the baggies by the dog leash so you can pull one as you walk out the door!

  6. Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to try it. I'm visiting via Tatertots & Jello weekend wrap up party and just started following you.



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