The switch from plastic bags to canvas bags is doing great service to the environment. The ability to reuse and recycle canvas bags is one of the many benefits they have over other bag types. 

While that is the case, you have probably found yourself in situations where you forget your bag home and have to buy another canvas bag when shopping. You end up with a pile of canvas bags at home, with no idea where to take them.

The beauty of these bags is that they can be reused and repurposed, and you can never count losses. Here are ways you can repurpose your endless pile of canvas bags.

1. Convert Them into Planters

Whether you live in an apartment or have a sizeable garden in your home, canvas bags can provide additional gardening space. 

Old bags can do great as planters and a great way to add some greenery to your space. Whether tomatoes or parsley, you can fill them with soil and plant them.

You could also repurpose them and use them for landscaping by planting flowers in them and painting them to match your curb appeal.

They have sturdy and resilient fabric that can withstand such stringent use. More so, they are breathable, allowing the circulation of air and moisture for excellent plant health. Instead of buying expensive pots, why not use them?

2. Make Aprons

You can never have too many aprons in your home. Instead of spending $10 to get an apron for every family member, you can make good use of the canvas bags. 

Aprons made from canvas bags are not new, and you can hop on the bandwagon, ensure your family is well-equipped for the kitchen and save some bucks. You need scissors, fabric, a measuring tape, a pencil, thread, and a needle to make aprons if you don’t have a sewing machine.

3. Make Pillowcases

You can make custom pillowcases by stuffing the canvas bags with other reusable bags, fiber, or foam.

You don’t need any experience or lessons to make pillowcases from old canvas bags. You need a needle or sewing machine, scissors, thread, and pillow inserts. You can get decorative thread if you want to customize or decorate the pillowcases. 

The list of designs you can experiment with is endless; you will enjoy the activity.

4. Doormats

You probably didn’t think about this, but canvas bags make unique doormats. With just scissors and thread, you can convert the bags into functional rustic mats for your rooms, front door, back door, and patio.  

5. Kitchen Organizers and Storage 

Converting your canvas bags into kitchen storage and organizers is a smart way to repurpose them. They are breathable making them perfect for storing loose vegetables like onions and potatoes that do not require refrigeration. 

They can also organize other packed items in your kitchen. The best part is that you don’t even need to make any alterations.

You can do a hundred things with the pile of canvas bags resulting from numerous trips to the grocery store or supermarket. You could use them as planters for storage and organization or convert them into doormats and pillowcases. 

Zoe Kickhefer