Craft ikeahack

Published on July 24th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


crafty trash bag holder

tons of yarn. plenty of eager crocheters and knitters. how do you keep them from becoming a tangled mess?


adora tipped me on this great use of the rationell plastic bag dispenser at maker faire [via such sweet hands]. just stuff the containers with yarn with the center pull tails snaking through the holes for eager needles.

further down the post, there is also a suggestion to close the open end and trap a cat toy inside to provide bored cats a challenge. what fun a trash bag holder can be.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to crafty trash bag holder

  1. arwen-lune says:

    Not for the first time this site makes me call out THAT’S BRILLIANT! :-)

    I do a lot of yarnbombing and often use a knitting machine for larger work. I’ve been looking all over for a way to store my 16+ cones of yarn on the wall in a way that leaves them visible and accessible – and something where I can leave them in place while I work the yarn is even better. I’ve been looking at baskets and cupboard, but this is way better and cheaper too. I want to rush to Ikea now to get a bunch of these things!

  2. valentinefolsum says:

    You are an angel. I surfed about 60+ ikea u.s. webpages today to try and find this item using these search terms, “bag holder,” “storage,” “kitchen,” etc etc and got no where. I purchased them while living in Switzerland but have never gotten organized enough to get to a store here. This has been on my to do list for 2+ years and I finally got to it today but i almost gave up until i found your blog. thank you. thank you! with your detailed info i was able to place a web order. my cousin is an avid knitter, so i’m sure she will appreciate if i show her your idea. are you sure you’re not a red bull? ’cause you have wiiiiings!

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