What To Do With All Those Extra Plastic Bags

So once everyone in the world bans plastic bags, we will still have trillions of the the thing laying around? We had better start finding things to do with them. Below are a couple of ideas.

I am so going to be making this, I will let you know how it turned out.

You can find MUCH more after the fold.

plastic tote

plastic bag tote

Make your plastic bags into one reusable plastic tote to carry your food. Nice. In fact there is an entire website dedicated to crocheting plastic bags into amazingly beautiful bags. Check it out here.

plastic fabric

You can make your own fabric out of plastic bags. From there you can make anything you would have used fabric for out of it. You can find an extensive and well written fusing tutorial here and here. Or check out this video here. (mov)

plastic bag wallet

Including a plastic wallet.I guess this could save your life, and it looks so stylish.

shoes made from plastic bags

shoes made with plastic bags

Speaking of wearing them, you can make some pretty nifty shoes. You can learn how to make your own pair of these here and here. You can even knit with plastic bags.

plastic wedding gown

How about a plastic bag wedding dress.

plastic bag dress

Or this spiffy gown

plastic dress

Or this fetching dress, made from fabric scraps plastic bags and magazine clippings.

plastic bag dress

Another nice looking plastic bag dress.

bag rug

You could make a rug.

plastic flower

You could make art from them.



You could make beautiful art from them, all of these guys are made from plastic bags and dye.

bag art

bag art

bag art

More great plastic bag art.

15 thoughts on “What To Do With All Those Extra Plastic Bags”

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  2. This is such awesome information. Once I saw this I just felt so ecstatic, to just see that there are people out there, who are actually concerned about our environmet. You guys rock!!

  3. Wow this is great my daughter is doing a project at school. We chose plastic and this is the second cool thing I have come across. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the help.

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