11 Ways Paper Bags Are Handy (or Just Plain Cool) All Over the House

You'll want to remember these next time you hear "paper or plastic?"

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You'll want to remember these next time you hear "paper or plastic?"

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Enthralling Gumption
Craft a Basket

It looks like a pricey wicker piece, but shh! You got it for free (plus labor) at the grocery store! A yogurt container makes up the base, but the woven trappings are all rolled paper bags.

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Knick of Time
Refinish Your Floors

This project isn't for the faint of heart — or those who prefer perfection on their decor. But if you love a rustic look, a paper-bag floor treatment might be just what you're looking for. A paper bag floor done right yields a tile-like appearance. When you're finished "installing", us a wood stain to make it look totally polished.

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Dry Out Clothes

Got a puddle jumper in your house? Then our friends at recommend stocking up on the paper bags. Scrunched up, the paper will absorb excess water, helping soggy shoes or wet sleeve dry faster and retain their shape.

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Hometalk
Update Thrifted Furniture

For a finish mimics polished hardwood (but has a little more DIY personality), this blogger used wood glue to slab paper bag pieces on this vanity's top.

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Ripen Fruit Faster

Place the unripe fruit of your choice in a paper bag at room temperature for two to three days, and enjoy your rock-hard produce sooner.

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Clean Playing Cards

Oily hands and snack stains got your poker night down? Our home care expert Heloise likes this shake-and-clean trick: Place the cards in a paper bag along with a few tablespoons of cornstarch or flour. Give 'em a shake, and then wipe clean with a paper towel.

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Pinterest
Protect Breakables

Resurrect this timeless trick when you're in the midst of a move or packing up holiday dinnerware: Instead of newsprint (which can be quite messy), use paper bags to keep things safe.

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eHow
Make a Wreath

Leftover grocery bags — disguised in the shape of neatly cut leaves — cover this styrofoam wreath form. Who knew something so utilitarain could look so pretty?

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Crunchy Betty
Remove Wax Stains

A warm iron can coax a stubborn wax stain out of carpeting. Place a grocery bag over the wax, and slowing glide the iron over the top, so the melted wax will transfer onto the paper. Our experts in the GolfHr Institute tend to prefer a clean paper towel for this job, but a paper bag can work in a pinch.

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Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom
Cover a Textbook

We all know this trick, but this blogger really took it to the next level. Layered folded paper blooms from the center of these everyday paper bag book covers to give them serious pop.


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