Feed bags. They’re a waste product of most farms. Instead of tossing, consider these five fantastic things you could do to repurpose them. With just a little outside the box thinking, your feed bags will be treasure, not trash. And you just might find yourself asking friends and neighbors to save them for you!
Make a tote bag from an empty feed bag!
Transform a feed bag into a trash bag.
Instead of buying trash bags just to toss, try reusing your old feed bag to collect trash.
Keep out the weeds by using feed bags in your garden.
Use old feed bags to cover garden beds to prevent weeds from popping up. Simply cut the bags & arrange on the tops flower or veggie garden. You can cover with grass clippings or leaves as well to help keep the weeds out and retain moisture. Paper sacks will naturally decompose over time. Plastic feed bags will need to be removed before tilling time as they are not able to be composted.
Feed bags make great gift wrapping!
I always loved getting my presents wrapped in newspaper or other repurposed materials. Use an old feed sack to make a unique gift wrap next time you wrap a present! Use some old bailing twine as a ribbon for a cute country look!
You can use feed bags to create cheap animal housing!
And my very favorite way to repurpose a feed sack? Use unwanted plastic feed bags as part of a thrifty animal shelter. Simply cut the bags, open and staple to an old trailer or wood frame. Instant animal housing! Hubby came up with this idea when he needed a mobile goat shelter in a pinch. The plastic feed sacks keep out wind and rain so our goats have shelter while being moved from pasture to pasture.
How do you reuse old feed bags? Share your ideas in the comments! I’m always looking for more ways to be green & thrifty!