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Living in South Florida is pretty much like living in the Summer all year round. Now that Summer is officially in full swing, I’ve been really enjoying the season. We’ve been on a fun family vacation already, enjoyed time at the beach, started prepping for the 4th of July, and we will definitely do another getaway before the Summer is over. I’m thinking we are definitely overdue for a weekend at Disney World with the kids.
When I’m traveling with our two little boys, I am all about the snacks. Mostly because they keep everyone happy. I have a small confession to make, though. I am kind of an over-user of plastic sandwich baggies! Let’s face it…plastic baggies are pretty convenient. However, they’re kind of expensive and there are certainly more eco-friendly options available.
For our next road trip I will be taking along these super cute DIY reusable snack bags that I recently made. They’re seriously so perfect for stuffing with snacks, and best of all they can be use over-and-over again! They wipe clean to eliminate messes that may happen inside of them, and can even be used as a convenient wet bag on road trips, too.
DIY Reusable Snack Bags
To make these easy DIY reusable snack bags here’s what you’ll need:
optional: plastic sandwich baggie to reference as a template
1. First, measure the plastic bag, then trace the width onto the backside of the oilcloth. For the length, trace out double the length of your plastic bag PLUS add on half of the original length of the bag (which will be turned into a flap). For example, if your bag is 8×8 inches, you’ll want to trace out 8 inches wide by 8+8+4 = 20 inches in length.
2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise.
3. Sew the sides of the fabric closed. One of my secrets is using blue painter’s tape to hold the oilcloth together (instead of traditional pins) because it doesn’t leave any holes, marks, or residue on the fabric.
4. Once the sides have been sewn shut, and it’s starting to resemble a pouch, flip the fabric right side out.
5. Then, you’re going to finish the edges on the top flap (on the sewing machine), and fold the flap down in half.
6. Next, sew the velcro onto the top half of the flap, facing outwards. Also, sew the matching end of velcro onto the coordinating place of the snack bag.
7. Secure the flap down with one more stitched line across where the flap and pouch meet.
8. Lastly, fill your DIY reusable snack bags with your favorite Twizzlers candy, and you’re ready to roll!
I made two different sized snack bags: gallon and quart. The Twizzlers Twists fit beautifully into the gallon sized reusable bag, while the quart sized snack bag was totally perfect for the Twizzlers Bites.
They’re the perfect candy for road trips since they’re super convenient to eat in the car and best of all – they DON’T melt! This makes me so happy since just this week I pulled my keys out of my purse and there was melted chocolate stuck to them. Talk about being caught “red” handed! Won’t happen with these babies.
Traditional Twizzlers Twists as well as a wide variety of delicious Twizzlers flavors are conveniently available at your local Walmart in the candy aisle.
Which delicious Twizzlers flavor(s) will you be bringing along in your new DIY reusable snack bags this Summer?