Unique Plastic Bag Crafts
Plastic Bag Crafts Ideas and Resources
Crafts made from plastic bags are fun and easy to do yet can be so beautiful. Here you'll find examples of plastic bag crafts from mandalas to purses and shoes (yep, even shoes). I'll include photos, how-to videos, materials, resources, and valuable links.
Want to know what to do with those darn plastic bags? Well, sit back and be amazed at the creativity of these wonderful artists -- yes, I believe they are true artists in every sense of the word.
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Photo: Mandala by Virginia Fleck
Plastic Bag Mandala
Plastic bags can be beautiful
Virginia Fleck is an artist that is creating beautiful mandalas and other items out of plastic bags. Below are a few of her mandalas. You can also see more at her website, Virginia Fleck
Plastic Bag Polar Bear
Don't think recycled plastic bags can be beautiful? Well, this wonderful Floral Necklace, created by Helle Jorgensen proves they can be.
To see more of Helle's work in plastic bags and tapestry wool and other media, check out her website at Gooseflesh
Plastic Bag Hand bags and Accessories
Purses and accessories made from plastic bags
Angsty Teenage Ego Warriors is a group that Virginia Fleck works with. They create other beautiful art and accessories like the 2 hand bags and top below. You can read more about them and their cause at Angsty Teenage Eco Warriors. To see more of their creations, click More Angsty creations on Flickr
Handbags Made From Plastic Bags - Reuse Those Plastic Bags
Check out these wonderful shoes made from plastic bags at Botas Dacca
It's amazing to me how these can be created from recycled plastic bags.
Polar bear made of plastic bags (185Queens on Flickr)
Videos: Cool ways to reuse plastic bags - Plastic Bag Craft Tips and Technique Videos
This nifty needle pad or post-it note pad is made completely from recycled plastic bags, styrofoam vegetable trays and fabric scraps taken from old clothing. What a great idea!
For complete instructions on how to create your own pads, click Art and Craft from Recycled Materials
Where to Recycle Plastic Bags
If you can't use plastic bags, recycle them
Recycled plastic bags are used in composite lumber, new bags, pallets, containers, crates and pipes.
To recycle, simply take your dry, clean plastic bags to a recycling center which are located at retail stores and government municipal recycling centers. Many retailers and grocery stores (i.e. Safeway) have bins for recycling of plastic bags.Click her to find a drop-off location by state: Recycling centers by State look-up.
How To Make Hand Bags Out of Plastic Bags - Plastic Bag Purses and Hand Bags
This is a good how-to book on making handbags out of plastic bags.
Plastic Bag Craft Books - Learn How To Create Crafts With These Books
Bag Made From Purina Cat Food Bag
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