Things You Can Make Out of a Dog Food Bag

Reuse your empty dog food bags.
Reuse your empty dog food bags. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

When the dog is finished chowing down, you're left with an empty dog food bag. Don't throw the sack into a landfill. Instead, turn the sturdy bag into something that can be used around the house. A trash bag, fashionable tote, hanging flower pot and wrapping paper are some things to make out of a dog food bag.

Trash Bag

One of the easiest ways to reuse an empty dog food bag is to turn it into a trash bag. Simply put the dog food bag in the trash can instead of a plastic bag. The sturdy dog food sack will stand up better than its plastic counterpart and probably won't break or tear when it's full. Use dog food bags of all sizes as trash bags, including the large 50-pound sacks in kitchen trash cans and smaller bags in bathroom and bedroom waste bins.

Tote Bag

Create a fashionable tote out of your empty dog food bag with just a few snips and a little sewing. Start with a cleaned-out 50-pound dog food bag. Cut off the top of the bag down to the height that you want the tote to be. Sew a 1/4 inch hem with a zigzag stitch. Using the scrap pieces of the dog food bag, cut two strips, each three inches wide. Sew these on the top of the dog food bag to make the handles.

Hanging Flower Pots

Help your empty dog food bag bring some beauty to your home by turning it into an outdoor hanging flower pot. Cut the bag down to as high as you want the pot to be. Attach three strings of heavy twine to the top of the bag and connect them at the top. Add soil and a plant of your choice to the bag and hang it from your porch or outside a window.

Wrapping Paper

Turn Fido's old food bag into a unique and decorative wrapping paper that might be as surprising to the recipient as the gift inside. Cut the dog food bag down the side and across the bottom to open it into a long sheet. Use it to wrap a gift as you would with any other paper. This style of wrapping will be perfect for any dog lover, as well as those interested in recycling.

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