Yep. A $2 Ikea plastic bag holder. Who’d have guessed there’d be so many fantastic ideas that could come from such an inexpensive item? And we like when “inexpensive” and “Ikea” can be found in the same sentence. Because usually, Ikea is a pretty expensive place for a lot of us. NOT because their items individually are too dear. In fact, exactly the opposite, right?
We find SO MANY great deals in that Ikea marketplace that weren’t on our shopping list when we entered the store. Things we had no idea we needed, but suddenly we can’t pry from our own hands because “it’s such a great deal”. Yep, that marketplace is the second most dangerous spot in the whole store.
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The MOST dangerous spot? The restaurant. I have a dangerous affinity for those cinnamon rolls. Yum.
Now that I’m hungry (again), let me try to get back on track. Today we’re showing you some of the best ideas on the web for the $2 plastic bag dispenser from the Ikea Variera line. The cornerstone supplies for all of these projects is:
- Ikea Variera plastic bag dispenser
- If you don’t have a local Ikea, you can also get this product online HERE just note it’s more expensive
- *If you do not have access to an Ikea, here are some similar/alternative/other cost-effective options:
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DIY Ribbon Holder Ikea Hack| heatherednest.com
Throw in your ribbon, and mount it in your craft closet, or junk closet, or wherever the heck it’s most convenient for you.
Guinea pig/hamster tunnel or ramp | heatherednest.com
We have allergies here that prevent us from having a cat or a dog, so instead my kiddos have guinea babies. And these pets are VERY beloved here. My daughter creates new little toys and little inventions for them all the time. Some of which have involved this popular Ikea item. The guinea pigs love to “hide” in things. So this Ikea plastic bag holder is great as a tunnel, or a little ramp either in their cage, or outside during their “exercise” time.
5-Minute Gift Wrap Organizer Ikea Hack | heatherednest.com
I’ve seen this idea used with the gift wrap inserted horizontally into the Ikea plastic bag holder as well.
Ikea Plastic Bag Holder Turned DIY Light Fixture | sisterssuitcaseblog.com
This idea may take the award for most creative use of this item.
Toilet Paper Storage | thebargainblonde.blogspot.com
Yarnbombing Station | ikeahackers.net
Ikea Hack Vinyl Storage | silhouetteschoolblog.com
Variera Planter | ikea.com
Of course Ikea has it’s own genius “hacks” for this plastic bag holder. I’ve included a couple in this round up. They show herbs and bulbs in this photo. I think it could also work really well for succulents.
Ikea Plastic Bag Holder Play Weapons Holster | thatsmyletter.blogspot.com
Boys and their toys. What a great way to store all their weaponry without taking up a lot of space.
Small animal hay feeder | heatherednest.com
This could totally work for rabbits as well! If being used inside an enclosure, you can easily secure this Ikea plastic bag holder with zip ties either vertically or horizontally.
Storage for Exercise Equipment | ikea.com
Another idea straight from Ikea. Storing gym gear…
Storage for Cleaning Supplies | ikea.com
And this one, for storing all kinds of cleaning supplies.
All in all, this $2 Ikea plastic bag holder is a super flexible, useful item to have around the house. Be sure to pick one or two up next time you’re in Ikea. And don’t forget the cinnamon rolls ;).