Plastic Bag Tube Top

Reusing Plastic Bags

It's really satisfying to collect trash and reuse it. That way you feel like you're really truly recycling. When I was in Mexico, I collected colorful plastic bags from the streets, washed them in the shower, dried them, then crocheted them.

Here's a pretty picture of some of the bags I found:

Plastic Bag Crochet Rug

Fusing Plastic Bags

In April, I visited my grandma in Pittsburgh. We spent a day hanging out in her basement and fusing plastic bags together with an iron.

Fusing several layers of plastic bags is a cheap and easy way to create a durable, waterproof fabric. Once you've made some fabric, you can sew the sheets together to make pretty much anything you want.

Materials Needed:

  • plastic bags of any size or color
  • iron
  • wax paper, parchment paper, freezer paper, or laminated card stock (to protect the iron).
Check out these tutorials for instructions about fusing plastic bags:

Here's a great video tutorial about making a fused plastic bag messenger bag:

Sunset Valley ArtFest - Photos

I just came across some old photos that I forgot to post.
These are from the Austin Green Art booth at the Sunset Valley ArtFest.