SO MANY USES FOR PLASTIC BAGS THAT YOU MIGHT COLLECT THEM ON PURPOSE !
NEW 6/9/07 - HOW ONE MAN IN AUSTRALIA MADE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH HIS ANTI-PLASTIC BAG CAMPAIGN :
Here are some more good plastic bag uses. This page has a really nice picture of a rug made from plastic bags. The only thing I don't like is the place they got the bags (see my story-soulight my story so far) . Anyway , you don't have to get the bags from blankmart.
From ' The Frugal Life " an answer to this question :
Q. I need some ideas on reusing the plastic shopping bags we get. I've heard you can weave a rug from them. I'm writing an article about the problems of plastic bags clogging up storm drains and polluting waterways. I'd like to have some ideas to suggest for people to reuse their bags. Thanks! - Donna Lee
She is so right about plastic bags being polluters . On top of that , animals can get their necks caught in the handles of plastic bags and be strangled. So let's all use the bags to make things and save some animals !
" Twenty-five Brilliant Uses for Plastic Bags " from the Peoples' Media Company. Check the PMC out. They are a source I like to use alot.
If you know how to crochet , here is a pretty blue and white tote bag you can make. Or use any colors you have. If you don't know how to crochet , I have included a "learn how" link for you !
Learn how to knit and crochet !
How to make 'yarn' from plastic bags :
Here is an idea from an art forum that I have used . Actually , there are 2 ideas : )
Other uses for plastic bags in watercolor...Lady Artist 09-11-2000, 11:42 PM
Scrunch them up and dab into wet washes for great texture.Also, lay them on top of a wet wash and leave to dry -- another great texture trick.If you don't like the results, you can always crumple up the picture, stuff it in the plastic bag and dispose! ;- )
From the ' Just Mommies " Forum . The advice about turning the bags inside out is a good one , just in case.
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Uses for plastic bags
How many plastic bags do you have on hand? How about garbage sacks? Or bread and grocery bags? No matter how much we try, we wind up with an assortment of plastic bags unless we just throw them out, and what frugal person does that??
Being a frugal person with a little green bent, and a hoarder of sorts, too, I cringe when I have too many plastic bags on hand. I just have to get busy and use them up some way.
Caution: Some are concerned that lead MAY be present in the ink/paint used on bread wrappers. I've not been able to find out, but to be sure, don't use bread sacks inside out.
This site not only shows you how to weave a plastic bag rug , it shows you how to make a loom for the project out of cardboard ! I would change the cardboard idea to maybe 2 pieces of cardboard glued together. The rug looks a little saggy to me. Everyone's a critic. : )
o.k. i COULDN'T resist this one.
Page one of 7 plastic bag pages :
I have posted some pictures in the message section below so that you can see what can be done by using plastic bags for the material in creating things.