3 Uses for Cereal Bags

 You buy a box of cereal and inside that box is a cereal bag.  Until bulk cereal options are better around me, I am stuck with these two.  The box can get recycled or upcycled into many things – just take a look on pinterest.  So how can I reuse the cereal bag?  Glad you asked?


3 Uses for Cereal Bags



Leftovers  This is especially handy for things like a watermelon.  On this occasion, I cut the cereal bag to size, then secured it around the watermelon with a spare rubber band that came on a package of something or another.  For some things you could even use the bag as is and just toss in your leftovers.


Use Cereal bag in place of waxed paper

Non-Stick  Smusher  There are times when you need waxed paper for some sort of baking. In this instance I used my cut cereal bag over my healthier fudge bars while squishing them into shape.


Use cereal bags to keep hamburgers from sticking to eachother

Cereal bags can help keep snacks form sticking 

Separator   Separating homemade hamburgers or snacks in the fridge or freezer.  


I love finding new uses for things!  After I’m done with these cereal bags, I can give them a quick wash and reuse them or recycle them at my grocery store.

Ever reuse cereal bags?


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7 Responses to 3 Uses for Cereal Bags

  1. Lindsay September 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Watermelon cover, what a great idea!

  2. Gina Badalaty September 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    We don’t eat a ton of cereal, but I could really use it as a meat separator! Great ideas, thank you for sharing.

  3. Small Footprints September 20, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Oh nice … I especially like the first use. I’m always looking for a way to reduce air contact on certain fruits and veggies … this would work perfectly. Thanks so much!

  4. The BINORACLE October 1, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Kristina, I find this really impressive – it’s one thing to make sure you recycle things, but reusing first is really going the extra mile – very creative!

  5. Rachel R. November 21, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    It seems like ours are never waxed paper anymore; they’re plastic. 🙁


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