Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Take a Break: Do Something with Plastic Bags

If you have a drawer full of plastic bags, you can take them to your local store and recycle them, or you can try one of the projects below.

Bags can be ironed together thereby creating sheets of plastic fabric that can be used just as you would other fabric. Start by watching the Plastic Fusing Tutorial. Consider using a bag with a pattern, such as Target bags with the red dots, as your top layer. Cutting up bags to create a design for the top layer also works. Keep in mind that different bags will fuse in different ways. Once you have your sheets of plastic, consider some of the following:

• Gift Bags: This video shows another way to get a cool design using lots of different types of plastic bags cut up and ironed together. 

• Clutch: No sewing involved if you use the right type of plastic bags. The ones from the grocery store that are thinner will be more likely to fuse together when making seams. Be sure to use parchment paper over top and on the bottom to avoid sticking. 

Not interested in today’s activity? Check out the Take a Break Pinterest for lots of Take a Break ideas. 

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